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The Festival™ presented by Magners

Day One

The Festival™ presented by magners

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Gavin Cromwell was overjoyed to have trained his first winner at The Festival, and in no less a race than the £450,000 G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle.


The softly-spoken farrier, who now combines shoeing horses with training a 50-horse string, sent out Espoir D'Allen (16/1) to land Europe's greatest hurdle race, and the gelding did it in style, becoming the first five-year-old to land the prize since Katchit in 2008 - you have to go back to 1985, and See You Then, to find the next winner of such youth.


Roksana was another unexpected winner in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle for the Skelton brothers after capitalising on Benie Des Dieux’s fall at the final fence when appearing to have the race in her mercy under Ruby Walsh for Willie Mullins.

Did you see our wrap up video from The Core? 


Who did we spot at champion day 2019?


Four Days of Extraordinary kicked off in style at Cheltenham Racecourse where many famous faces were enjoying the action on the track. Liz Hurley, Carol Vorderman, Richard Hammond, Nick Knowles, Chris Hughes, Jeremy Kyle, Sir Alex Fergusson, Zara Phillips and Lee Westwood were some of the celebrities spotted.

2019 Race Results

View the placed horses for each race at The Cheltenham Festival 2019. 

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Racing Replays

Race replays are available shortly after the horses cross the final post. 


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Buy Official Tickets For The Festival

Official tickets for The Festival™ presented by Magners 2020 are on sale. Buy your Club, Tattersalls or Best Mate ticket at the best price before 2nd December at 10:59am. 

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What went on at the rest of The Festival™?

Day Two

#ColourMeMarch returns on Wednesday 13 March for Day Two of The Festival. Read all about the competition, the winners and a catch up of the day. 

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Day Three

Day Three on Thursday 14 March 2019 was a day that will live long in the memory of anyone who was there. Don't miss watching the video with The Frosts. 

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Day Four

The Festival 2019 was Four Days of Extraordinary which finished with a new Gold Cup Winner: Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo trained by Willie Mullins. 

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