Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

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.

Class Act Paisley Park Tops Entries for Stayers' Hurdle 16/01/20
Paisley Park bidding to become the fourth horse this century to win multiple renewals of the three-mile event.

36 Entries for the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle 16/01/20
Honeysuckle, Benie Des Dieux, Apple’s Jade, Lady Buttons, Laurina, Magic Of Light, Roksana & Relegate are among the entries!

Epatante among 36 entries for Unibet Champion Hurdle 15/01/20
Ante-post favourite Epatante started her campaign with a smooth success in a limited handicap hurdle at Newbury in November.

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.

Last Three Winners Among 31 Entries for Gold Cup 08/01/20
The 2019 winner Al Boum Photo headlines 31 entries for the 2020 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Friday, 13 March.

Altior Heads Champion Chase Entries 09/01/20
Altior heads 31 entries for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Chase, the championship contest for two-mile chasers and the highlight of day two at The Festival ™ presented by Magners, Wednesday, 11 March.

Frodon among 44 in Ryanair Chase 09/01/20
The memorable 2019 winner Frodon is among 44 entries for the £350,000 G1 Ryanair Chase over an extended two and a half miles on day three of The Festival, 12 March.

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.

Fakir Overpriced for JLT Novices’ at Cheltenham 09/12/19
The JLT Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival has already proven in its short history to be a race of real importance for the future as well as for the present.

Penhill Here to Stay? 15/11/19
Penhill stormed to victory in the 2018 Stayers' Hurdle and has won seven of his 11 races over obstacles. He missed last season through injury, but shouldn't be forgotten.

Fleur Irlandaise Causes a Major Upset 11/11/19
Surging clear to win the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Kempton.

High-Profile Festival Race Sponsorship Goes Up for Auction 13/08/19
An anonymous person has generously agreed to financially support the G2 Mares' Novices' Hurdle, which takes place as race six on St Patrick's Thursday. 

Espoir D'Allen to Miss Champion Hurdle Defence 13/08/19
A surprise winner at Cheltenham in March, the Gavin Cromwell-trained five-year-old has nevertheless won eight of his nine starts over hurdles to date.

Updated Race Conditions for National Hunt Chase 12/08/19
An updated set of race conditions for the 2020 running of the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse have been announced today, following a review and consultation process.

New Mares' Chase for the 2021 Festival 12/08/19
The British Horseracing Authority have announced that a two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two mares’ chase will be added to the meeting, replacing an existing race which has yet to be decided.

Can Al Boum Photo Retain his Cheltenham Gold Cup Crown? 10/04/19
After saddling four runners in the 2019 renewal, Irish trainer Willie Mullins claimed his first ever Cheltenham Gold Cup when Al Boum Photo defied a late challenge from Anibale Fly to win by just over two lengths.

Three Standout Moments from the Cheltenham Festival 29/03/19
The story of the week was undoubtedly Bryony Frost shattering the glass ceiling in jump racing and winning the hearts of the nation in the process.

Al Boum Photo Strikes Gold for Mullins 15/03/19
"I thought I might never win a Gold Cup," admitted Willie Mullins after finally winning Jump racing's top prize with 12/1 chance Al Boum Photo.

Paisley Park is Prince of Stayers 14/03/19
A late surge from Paisley Park takes the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle trophy for Emma Lavelle and Andrew Gemmell in a thrilling race.

Bryony & Frodon Win Ryanair Chase 14/03/19
What a performance from horse and rider. An elated Bryony Frost lands her first festival success after guiding her best mate Frodon to a fifth course victory and the biggest yet.

Altior Wins a Second Champion Chase 13/03/19
Altior extended his winning streak to a record-equalling 18 races here on Wednesday with a second consecutive success in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Espoir D’Allen Shock Winner of the Champion Hurdle 12/03/19
Espoir D’Allen was a surprising but emphatic winner of a drama-filled race in which Buveur D’Air, winner for the last two years, was an early faller.

Cheltenham Top Trainers 07/03/19
We preview the main chances for the leading Trainers at Cheltenham this year. Will it be another victory for the Irish led by Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins?

Cheltenham Insight from Harry Cobden 08/03/19
After weeks of uncertainty following the outbreak of equine influenza the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is finally in sight. Internet forums, pubs and newspapers are all equally full of rumours, gossip, tips and news ahead of the four-day horse racing bonanza.

Ballymore Novice Hurdle 27/02/19
This is already looking set to be one of the most anticipated races of the week. Here we cover the leading horses for the opening race of day two of the Cheltenham festival.

Can Willie Mullins Break his Cheltenham Gold Cup Hoodoo in 2019? 27/02/19
Willie Mullins is one of Ireland's most successful and decorated National Hunt trainers, yet there is still one race that continues to elude him: the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Is Kalashnikov’s Big, Big Price Worth a Punt in the Arkle? 27/02/19
Make no mistake about it: Amy Murphy has a conundrum on her hands for the Cheltenham Festival, as she must decide what to do with her star turn, Kalashnikov. 

In the Formbook: Which Horses are Hitting Their Stride Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival 2019? 20/02/19
With the Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, now is the time that punters start to take things a little more seriously.

Nicky Henderson Looks Forward to The Festival 18/02/19
Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D’Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle last year.

Cheltenham Opener – Supreme Novices' Hurdle 20/02/19
This year doesn’t look to have the usual Willie Mullins hotpot, but there are a number of horses who head in with a leading chance.

Top Winners in Cheltenham History 20/02/19
Horseracing is all about nail-biting tension and the Cheltenham Festival is one event that never fails to deliver its share.

Can Henderson retake the top spot from Mullins at Cheltenham this year? 20/02/19
This is an event that two trainers have dominated in a way that has never been seen before, and probably never will again.

Can Laurina Play Spoiler in the 2019 Champion Hurdle? 11/02/19
Can the lightly-raced 6-year-old take on the two best hurdlers on the planet at Cheltenham?

Preview of the upcoming Cheltenham horse racing festival and the betting options/odds 11/02/19
It is always good to get ahead of the curve when it comes to betting the odds, and we have information that may allow you to make a more informed decision about your betting choices for this Cheltenham season.

Leading Jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival 08/02/19
Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018.

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.