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Cheltenham Racecourse

Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021

Be a part of the best jump racing in Britain, our four-day Jump racing festival from Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 March 2021, which includes Gold Cup Day.

 

Four action-packed days of racing feature 14 Grade One races across four seven-race cards as the best horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head at what is often described as ‘Horseracing’s Olympics’.

 

Racing fans are treated to at least one ‘Championship’ race every day, beginning with the Unibet Champion Hurdle on Tuesday and culminating in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the Friday.

 

Each of the 28 races offer something to savour and we look forward to enjoying the action with you, even if this year that has to be from the comfort of your own home.

Next fixture: The Festival™ Supporting wellchild 2021

 

The next meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse will be the highlight of the Jump Racing season: the four days of The Festival™ supporting Wellchild from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th March 2021.

 

Based on current Government restrictions, professional sport is able to continue under stringent health and safety protocols, without spectators present. In horseracing’s case this is vital to support the livelihoods of the many thousands of people who rely on the industry and for the welfare of the thousands of Thoroughbred racehorses who live and train in Britain.

 

This means that under current restrictions, The Festival™ supporting WellChild will take place as a televised event, but sadly without spectators at the course. We continue to monitor Government guidance and should this change in advance of The Festival™ supporting Wellchild we will act accordingly.

The Cheltenham Festival - Be Ready

The Festival Official Preview Evening

SUNDAY 14 MARCH AT 8PM

Join Alice Plunkett, Sir Anthony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, and Festival ambassador Barry Geraghty as they share their top tips and ones to watch at this year's Festival™ supporting WellChild. 

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About The Festival™

Cheltenham Racecourse presents four days of world-class racing. Be part of the pinnacle Jump racing event of the year, an event with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. 

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How To Watch The Cheltenham Festival From Home

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The Festival™ At Home Hamper

Brought to you by British Fine Foods we want you to enjoy the luxury of The Festival™ at home with the choice of three exquisite hampers all of which include award-winning food from artisan producers across the British Isles.

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The Festival™ 2021 Entries

View the official entries for The Festival™ supporting WellChild 2021 so far. The four-day Jump racing Festival returns from 16 - 19 March 2021. 

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The Festival™ supporting WellChild schedule

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:20

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

13:55

The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m

Chase

14:30

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

15:05

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

15:40

The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

16:15

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt 4½f

Chase

16:50

The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)

3m abt 6f

Chase

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:20

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

13:55

The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt ½ f

Chase

14:30

The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

15:05

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

Abt 2m

Chase

15:40

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f

Chase

16:15

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)

2m abt ½f

Chase

16.50

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)

2m abt ½f

Bumper

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:20

The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f

Chase

13:55

The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

14:30

The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

2m abt 5f

Chase

15:05

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

15:40

The Paddy Power Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Chase

16:15

The Parnell Properties Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f

Hurdle

16:50

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (sponsored by the JRL Group) (0-145)

3m abt 2f

Chase

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:20

The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

13:55

The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

14:30

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

abt 3m

Hurdle

15:05

The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

15:40

The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Steeple Chase

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

16:15

The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase 

2m abt ½f

Chase

16:50

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m abt 4½ f

Hurdle

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About WellChild

 

WellChild is the national charity for sick children. Thousands of children and young people are living across the UK with serious health needs. Many spend months, even years in hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. WellChild exists to give these children the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, with their families.

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