Cheltenham Festival News

Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2024

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What is the Going Expected to Be at Cheltenham Races 2024? 08/03/24
The 2024 Cheltenham Festival races are fast approaching. Here is a closer look at what the 'going' (course/track conditions) is expected to be like.

L'Homme Presse Aims for Ascot Chase Glory Before Cheltenham 01/03/24
After missing last season's Cheltenham Festival while injured, connections of L'Homme Presse are focused solely on the Gold Cup.

What Path Will Il Est Francais Take Towards 2025 Gold Cup? 19/02/24
The French sensation has established himself as one of the exciting chasers in training when he won the Kauto Star Novices Chase on Boxing Day last year.

Has Shishkin Put Himself in the Gold Mix? 14/02/24
Should Shishkin prevail in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, 15th of March, he will be only the second British-trained horse to win the race in the last six years.

At The Post: What You'll Need to Be Ready for Cheltenham Festival 06/02/24
As the first significant race meet of the year, and arguably the biggest, you can do a few things to ensure you’re ready to keep up to date with the action as it unfolds. 

Gerri Colombe Strengthens Gold Cup Claims 16/11/23
Talented Irish chaser Gerri Colombe enhanced his reputation further with victory in the Grade One Champion Chase at Down Royal on his opening start of the 2023/24 campaign.

Horses to Have Won Successive Editions of the Stayers’ Hurdle 09/03/23
The Stayers’ Hurdle is a much loved Cheltenham Festival classic. This Grade 1 test of endurance, run over more than two miles and seven furlongs, separates the best from the rest each year, and to win it is a phenomenal achievement for any horse, jockey, trainer and owner.

Three of the Leading Contenders for 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup 01/03/23
The 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup promises to be a thriller with outstanding horses competing for the ultimate prize at Cheltenham Festival.

5 Tips for Betting on the Upcoming Cheltenham Festival 27/02/23
The Cheltenham Festival is now just around the corner, with excitement rising at a rapid rate. For fans of horse racing, Cheltenham is the biggest event on the sporting calendar. Bar none.

Preview of the Championship Races 24/02/23
The upcoming Cheltenham Festival will provide punters with a plethora of betting opportunities throughout the prestigious four-day meeting.


Can Constitution Hill Be Beaten? 14/02/23
Every now and then, there’s a generational talent in horse racing that transcends the sport. On the National Hunt racing scene, that is Constitution Hill – who has been exceptional since debuting in April of 2021.

Ante-Post Cheltenham Tips 24/01/23
There will be plenty of punters that have already placed their ante-post bets for this year's Cheltenham Festival. With prices being available for the big races at the festival nearly 12 months in advance, value can be found on horses that you think will be next year's sure things.

Who are the Contenders for the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup? 15/12/22
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is on the horizon and the leading figures in the National Hunt are preparing their charges for the stretch run towards the signature prize in jumps racing.

Early Pointers Towards 2023 Cheltenham Festival 29/03/22
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival was another fantastic four days of jumps racing and it was a meeting that did not disappoint. Here is a look at some of the stars of the week who could prevail once again at the Festival in 2023.

Fascinating Gold Cup to Headline Cheltenham Festival 2022 14/03/22
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival is here and while there are 28 huge races across the four days of action, it is the big grade one Championship races that always draw most of the attention.

Who are the Favourites to Win the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup? 14/03/22
With the Cheltenham Festival right around the corner, there will be many who will be looking for the best bonuses and promo codes that they can find to enhance the betting experiences that they may decide to have on one of the greatest horse racing spectacles around the world.

Betting on Cheltenham: Everything you need to consider 11/03/22
With the Cheltenham Festival drawing ever nearer and with the excitement ratcheting up, punters up and down the land will be planning on having a flutter and will try to make the most of some great betting offers on some of the most popular races in our racing calendar.

Four Reasons Galvin Could Take the Cheltenham Gold Cup by Storm 07/03/22
It’s a sweet feeling to win any race at the four-day Prestbury Park meeting, but the thrill of landing a winner in the Gold Cup is about as good as it gets in the sport.

The Top Contenders for the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup 25/02/22
It’s the culmination of a week of hugely competitive jump racing, which attracts the best stayers from the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Champion Hurdle Already Setting Up to Be a Battle of the Mares 17/11/21
The 2021 Champion Hurdle was won by Honeysuckle, with the mare coming away from the field up the hill to win by over six lengths.

Cheltenham Free Bets 12/03/21
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest and most popular race meetings in the UK and the leading bookmakers generally pull out all the stops to bring the punter some great price boosts, free bets and enhanced places on the action at Prestbury Park.

Al Boum Photo Going for Gold Cup Hat-Trick 19/02/21
The Willie Mullins-trained Al Boum Photo is the clear favourite to win this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, the blue riband event at the Wellchild Cheltenham Festival in March.

JRL Group Sponsors the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup 19/02/21
Leading Construction firm the JRL Group is to be the first ever sponsor of the amateur riders race at The Festival™ Supporting WellChild on Thursday 18th March. 

Why the Cheltenham Festival Remains One of the Standout Events in the Racing Calendar 11/02/21
Although there are great horse race racing events across the globe, there are still a select few festivals that stand out from the rest. In the UK, the meeting at Cheltenham is always one of the first that most fans look out for.

Envoi Allen the 2021 Cheltenham Festival Banker 23/12/20
Looking ahead to the festival and one of the most popular ante-post bets has been on Envoi Allen and he has to go in as the banker of the meeting at a general even money favourite for the Marsh Novices chase.

Four Hot Ante Post Favourites for Champion Hurdle Day at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival 20/11/20
Champion Hurdle day always kicks the Cheltenham Festival off with a bang. The card contains four Grade 1 races and one of the most historic events, the National Hunt Chase, in the history of British equine competition.

Cheltenham Festival 2020 – Everything You Need to Know 13/03/20
This year’s festival starts on the 10th of March. Here’s everything you need to know about the big races as the four-day racing extravaganza kicks off!

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.

In the limelight at Cheltenham Festival - A look back at the Stayers’ Hurdle 03/03/20
The annual festival is one of the largest on the jumps racing calendar, which takes place over the course of four days and with race prize money second to only the Grand National.

Tiger Roll and Delta Work Training to Bag Gold Cup and Cross-Country Wins at Cheltenham 2020 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.

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.

Al Boum Photo - Winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 12/04/19
This year’s title was Al Boum Photo's to take as he turned out to be a dominant winner of a Gold Cup that was run in a good time on rain-softened ground.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cheltenham 2019 Potential Outsiders 07/02/19
The Cheltenham Festival is creeping ever nearer which means the ante-post markets are getting more and more interesting.

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup 31/01/19
The big race of the festival is the Gold Cup on the final day of the meeting and is another that looks wide open. Here we cover the leading contenders.

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.

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.

Cutting to the chase – who will you back to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup? 26/02/18
Die hard racing fans, professional gamblers, occasional punters, even royalty – everyone loves the Cheltenham Festival, and we are counting down the days.

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 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.

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.

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