Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th March 2021

Can Altior Get Back to his Brilliant Best? 14/05/20
It remains to be seen what kind of Altior we will see next when horse racing resumes after its coronavirus-enforced suspension.

Honeysuckle Continues Unbeaten Career Record with Impressive Festival Victory 17/04/20
Honeysuckle extended her unbeaten career record to nine in the Mares Hurdle and is now without a doubt one of the most exciting horses in training.

Five 2020 Cheltenham Festival Winners to Follow 24/03/20
With another Cheltenham Festival done and dusted, it’s still well worth your while looking back over the four-day extravaganza for some of the most eye-catching performances and impressive displays.

Al Boum Photo defends his Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup title for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Maxine O'Sullivan rode 66-1 outsider It Came To Pass to victory in the St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase.

Monkfish stuck to his task in tremendous style to win a thrilling race for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

Saint Roi landed a gamble to continue a superb Festival for connections with a convincing victory in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle.

Goshen was around 10 lengths clear but unseated Jamie Moore when jumping the last and Burning Victory takes advantage to win the Triumph Hurdle.

Milan Native wins the Kim Muir Challenge Cup for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown.

Concertista continues Willie Mullins' perfect record in the Grade 2 Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Hot favourite Simply The Betts obliges for Gavin Sheehan in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate.

A shock in the Stayers' Hurdle as 50-1 Lisnagar Oscar takes the win.

Min was finally a winner in his fourth Cheltenham Festival when grinding out victory in the Ryanair Chase.

Gordon Elliott's Sire Du Berlais wins the Pertemps Final for the second year running under Barry Geraghty.

Samcro beats Melon by the narrowest of margins to land the G1 Marsh Novices' Chase in a pulsating drive to the line!

Ferny Hollow wins under Paul Townend to give Willie Mullins his 10th Champion Bumper.

Aramax does the business in the Boodles, with his trainer Gordon Elliott saddling three of the first four home.

French trained Easysland brings up a fantastic seven-timer and remains unbeaten at the track with a commanding success over Tiger Roll in the Glenfarclas Cross Country.

Politologue was the surprise winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, leading home a 1-2 for his trainer Paul Nicholls.

Barry Geraghty produced one of the special Cheltenham Festival rides as Champ came from the clouds in the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase.

Envoi Allen storms to a great win in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle ahead of Easywork and The Big Getaway.

Epatante justified strong market support to provide trainer Nicky Henderson with a record eighth victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott gets a win today with James Codd riding Ravenhill patiently to secure the National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase.

The well-backed Imperial Aura delivers for punters with a commanding success in the Northern Trust Company Novices' Handicap Chase.

Honeysuckle provides Henry De Bromhead with his second winner of the festival in the Mares Hurdle!

The first handicap of the festival goes to Britain as The Conditional wins the Grade 3 Ultima Handicap Chase for trainer David Bridgwater.

An amazing performance from Put The Kettle On as she out-guns all comers to win the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy for Aidan Coleman and Henry de Bromhead!

Shishkin collars Abacadabras in a pulsating start to proceedings in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Coneygree and Cue Card Meet Again at Cheltenham Festival 04/03/20
A dozen former racehorses, including nine individual G1 winners, will be parading on Tuesday, day one of The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham.

Katie Walsh: A Jockey's Journey at Cheltenham Festival 02/03/20
Cheltenham Festival is the biggest week in jump racing, with over a quarter of a million tickets sold and another three million people expected to watch on TV.

Tiger Roll and Delta Work Training to Bag Gold Cup and Cross-Country Wins 21/02/20
Tiger Roll boasts an official rating of 171, a mark which theoretically would put him right in the mix for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Al Boum Photo Chasing a Slice of History in Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup 19/02/20
Willie Mullins believes Al Boum Photo's light campaign is a positive as he gears up to defend his G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup crown, bidding to become the first horse since the great Best Mate to win back-to-back editions of Jumps racing's Blue Riband. 

Delta Work and Envoi Allen head Elliott stars heading for The Festival 18/02/20
Gordon Elliott believes Delta Work has all the tools required for the feature Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup on the fourth and a final day of The Festival.

Mullins Slight Favourite over Elliott for Top Trainer at 2020 Cheltenham Festival 18/02/20
Away from the more mainstream betting markets for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, we find the Top Trainer award.

Supreme Novice Hurdle Contender Chantry House Hoping to Maintain Unbeaten Record in 2020 18/02/20
It may still be early days for Chantry House, however, the six-year-old remains unbeaten in his first three starts under rules.

Nicky Henderson Looks Forward to The Festival  17/02/20
Altior, Epatante and Santini headline his contenders for the championship races at The Festival™ presented by Magners.

Faugheen Maintains His Unbeaten Record Over Fences 17/02/20
It was one of the most popular results of recent times, as Faugheen defied the statistics to win another Grade One at the age of 12.

Cheltenham Festival 2020: where to get the best betting value 11/02/20
The renewal of this world-renowned national hunt horse racing event begins on Tuesday 10 March with four days of pulsating action coming to a climax on Friday.

Altior on Right Track for Champion Chase After Newbury Victory 10/02/20
Attention turns to the Cheltenham Festival, with the latest horse racing betting odds placing Altior among the favourites for the Queen Mother Champion Chase on March 11th.

A Guide to Cheltenham Festival's Centrepiece Races 27/01/20
This year’s Cheltenham Festival is on the horizon and in just over a month, we will hear that famous Roar echo around Prestbury Park and beyond.

Cheltenham Festival 2020 - Race News and Updates 21/01/20
The Champion Hurdle is the main race of day one at the Festival, and the current antepost favourite is Nicky Henderson’s Epatante.

2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup Key Contenders 17/01/20
Anticipation continues to build ahead of the Gold Cup, which appears to be as competitive as ever, with defending champion Al Boum Photo heading up the betting.

Gold Cup Entries Present a Puzzle for Punters 14/01/20
Even by the standards of the Gold Cup, there is bound to be a bit of head-scratching when punters analyse the current ante-post markets.

Champ Takes Fall - Will Look to Rebound Ahead of Festival 06/01/20
The unexpected fall of chase monster Champ served as another reminder that nothing is in the bag until a horse crosses the finish line with the jockey still on-board.

Mullins Pair Top Champion Hurdle Market 10/12/19
Willie Mullins is fast becoming a legend in his own lifetime. Champion Trainer in Ireland and leading trainer at last season's Cheltenham Festival, he has another crop of superstars heading to Prestbury Park next March.

cheltenhamCheltenham Racecourse

For four extraordinary days in the middle of March the National Hunt racing community from all around the world converges on the elegant spa town of Cheltenham. The twenty races are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar with more than £4 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.

best mateCheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only seven horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Kauto Star in 2007 and 2009. The others were Best Mate (2002/03/04), L'Escargot (1970/71) Easter Hero (1929/30), Golden Miller (1932/33/34/35/36), Cottage Rake (1948/49/50) and Arkle (1964/65/66). All the successes were in consecutive years except for Kauto Star, the only horse to regain the title. The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the English sporting year.