Cheltenham Festival Going News

Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2024


Heavy Going for Cheltenham Festival

On the fourth and final day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the weather has taken a turn. Heavy rain has returned, potentially impacting the track conditions. Here’s the current state of the ground:

  • New Course (Stayers’ Hurdle day): The ground was initially soft, but the recent 9mm of rain has softened it further.
  • Chase Course: Some areas are now classified as “soft, heavy” due to the rain.
  • Hurdles Track: The entire track is now heavy.

As the day progresses, there’s a possibility of more showers. So, both jockeys and punters should keep a close eye on the weather forecast. Whether you’re placing bets or attending the races, being well-prepared for the conditions will make a difference!


The Festival kicked off on Tuesday, March 12, and runs for four days, culminating on Friday, March 15. Here’s a glimpse of the race schedule: