Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2019

A Bumper 43 Entries for Gold Cup 09/01/19
The 43 entries include a record 24 from Ireland. With a prize fund of £625,000, the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the richest non-handicap chase staged in Britain and sponsored by Magners for the first time in 2019. 

Altior Heads 22 for Champion Chase 10/01/19
Superstar chaser Altior headlines 22 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13 at Cheltenham.

Buveur D’Air Heads Champion Hurdle Entries 16/01/19
The reigning champion stars among 27 entries, up from 23 last year, for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle.

Penhill Tops 51 Stayers' Hurdle Entries 17/01/19
A total of 51 entries, up from 38 last year and the second-highest total since 2002, were revealed for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle.

44 for Ryanair Chase 10/01/19
Northern chasing star Waiting Patiently is among 44 entries, including a record 29 from Ireland, for the £350,000 G1 Ryanair Chase.

30 for Mares Only Hurdle 17/01/19
Apple's Jade headlines 30 entries for the £120,000 G1 OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham on the opening day of The Festival

Can Anyone Stop Altior Retaining Queen Mother Champion Chase Crown? 18/12/18
After an impressive return to action in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, Nicky Henderson's stable star is now unbeaten in 15 starts over hurdles and fences.

Native River Strikes Gold for Tizzard 16/03/18
Native River saw off Might Bite to make all the running in an epic duel for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Penhill Triumphs in Stayers' Hurdle 15/03/18
Penhill pulls out a bit more to see off Supasundae for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Balko Des Flos Ryanair Chase 15/03/18
Balko Des Flos gave Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud a first win the race he sponsors by storming home from Un De Sceaux.

Altior Supreme in Champion Chase 14/03/18
A quite sensational performance from Altior who recorded his third successive victory at the Cheltenham Festival with a courageous success.

Presenting Percy Storms Home in RSA 14/03/18
Presenting Percy wins the RSA Insurance Chase in a one-two for Ireland with Monalee second.

Buveur D’Air Doubles Up in Champion Hurdle 13/03/18
Hot favourite Buveur D'Air becomes the first horse to win it back-to-back since Hardy Eustace 2005.

Summerville Boy Lands Supreme Novices' Hurdle 13/03/18
Noel Fehily was the envy of his weighing room colleagues when landing The Festival's opening race, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Footpad Proves Perfect in Arkle 13/03/18
Footpad lands the Racing Post Arkle in dominant fashion to give Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh a winner.

Mullins Regains OLBG Mares' Hurdle Crown 13/03/18
Benie Des Dieux provided Willie Mullins with his ninth victory in 11 years in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle.

Biggest Cheltenham Gambles 13/03/18
With multiple betting options, thousands are expected to attend and place their bets on the horses they think are bankers in the hopes of winning it big!

The Highs and Lows of Cheltenham Festival Gambling 10/03/18
There has been some stunning gambles over the years that have landed but at the same time some that have just failed to materialise.

Ladies Day Cheltenham Festival 2018 05/03/18
Ladies Day is not your regular racing day at Cheltenham. Women and fashion take all the attention alongside horses.

RaceBets’ Comprehensive Guide to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival 27/02/18
The pinnacle of the National Hunt season is almost upon us and with it comes the brimming excitement of the chance to follow your favourite stable, horse, jockey, or trainer.

Festival Favourites – 3 Cheers For The Cheltenham Heroes! 19/02/18
The Festival is now just a few short weeks away and we hope you are getting as excited as we are! It seems a good time to remind ourselves of just some of the horses that have thrilled us, in recent years!

Cheltenham Gold Cup Update: Road to Respect Attracting Support 15/02/18
Noel Meade’s runner has been attracting steady support recently as punters shy away from 3/1 favourite Might Bite.

Cheltenham Day 4 Preview 09/02/18
Friday is the 4th and final day of the Cheltenham Festival and includes the biggest race of all – the Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Day 3 Preview 31/01/18
Here is a run-down of all 7 races, that take place on Day 3 – plus a look at the horses that are keeping RaceBets' ante-post department busy!

Cheltenham Day 2 Preview 19/01/18
Day 2 of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is packed with great races and visitors to the Gloucestershire racecourse will be having a whale of a time, on Wednesday!

Cheltenham Day 1 Preview 12/01/18
Day 1 of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is just weeks away and RaceBets has a fantastic promotion that could see you and a friend living it up like celebs, on March 13th!

Dom Joly Gets 'Cheltenham Ready' for The Festival 09/02/18
The countdown to The Festival™ has already started and this year Cheltenham Racecourse has teamed up with one Cheltenham Local who has decided if you can't beat them join them in his quest to become Cheltenham Ready.

Five Horses to Add to Your Tracker Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival 07/02/18
The four-day meeting will see the cream of the jumping crop pit their wits against the fences and hurdles dotted around the famous Gloucestershire course.

5 Horses You Should Back At Cheltenham Festival 07/02/18
Cheltenham Festival is one of the most thrilling sporting events of the year, and after the Grand National, is one of the most popular horse racing events.

2018 Cheltenham Festival Survival Guide 02/02/18
If you are planning to attend, here is a quick guide to getting the best out of what is always an incredible occasion.

Bristol De Mai’s Latest Defeat Leaves Doubts Over Gold Cup Bid 02/02/18
Bristol De Mai’s bid for the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup is now in serious doubt after Nigel Twiston-Davies’ runner was beaten in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham, his second successive defeat.

The Definitive Guide to Cheltenham 31/01/18
To prepare you for the first major event of the 2018 racing season, here is our definitive guide to the festival.

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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.

Punters looking to place a bet on the Cheltenham Festival should get ready to be spoilt for choice of betting offers and bonuses from all the top online bookmakers, as the Festival approaches. With all the betting sites competing for their businesses, it can however be difficult knowing just where to start. If you are seeking a bit of assistance in choosing the right bookie and making the most of their offers, check out one of the bookie review sites. Some of them, such as the Cheltenham Betting Guide, focus solely on the Festival, thoroughly reviewing and comparing top betting apps and sites - so that you don’t have to.

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.

Cheltenham Festival Betting GuideCheltenham Festival Betting Guide
A comprehensive overview of the Cheltenham Festival providing a wide variety of information on the event including the latest news, betting tips and odds.