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Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March

The Cheltenham Festival is home to 28 races across four days, with prize money of over £4.5million. We welcome over 265,000 racegoers to watch the finest participants in our sport compete for the highest honours. 

Watch our Festival racing highlights below...

 

DAY ONE

We kick start The Cheltenham Festival with seven races on Day One. The feature race is the iconic Unibet Champion Hurdle at 3:30pm, with prize money of over £450,000.

 

DAY TWO

Day Two of The Festival has another seven races to enjoy. The feature race of the day is The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, a race in which we saw Altior produce a record-breaking performance of 19 consecutive Jump races, including regaining the Queen Mother Champion Chase title at The Festival.  

 

DAY THREE

Day Three of The Cheltenham Festival is home to celebrating St Patrick's Day and every year the atmosphere is second to none with a quality seven racecard on offer, with two feature races. The first of the two is The Ryanair Chase, followed by The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle Race.

 

DAY FOUR

Gold Cup Day, Day Four of The Cheltenham Festival concludes four incredible days of racing. The Cheltenham Gold Cup has created legends in the racing world and 2020 was no different. The greatest chasers in Britain and Ireland line up at 3:30pm every year to be presented the original 1924 Gold Cup. In 2020, Willie Mullins won his second Cheltenham Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo. 

 

The Festival™ Schedule 

 

Gates open: 10:30

 

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m

Chase

£175,000

14:50

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

£110,000

15:30

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£450,000

16:10

The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

£120,000

16:50

The Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase

2m abt 4½f

Chase

£70,000

17:30

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

3m abt 6f

Chase

£125,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The RSA Insurance Novices' Steeple Chase 

3m abt ½ f

Chase

£175,000

14:50

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

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

£100,000

15:30

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

Abt 2m

Chase

£400,000

16:10

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f

Chase

£65,000

16:50

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£80,000

17.30

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

2m abt ½f

Bumper

£75,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f

Chase

£150,000

14:10

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

Abt 3m

Hurdle

£100,000

14:50

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

2m abt 5f

Chase

£350,000

15:30

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

£325,000

16:10

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Chase

£110,000

16:50

The Festival Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f

Hurdle

£90,000

17:30

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)

3m abt 2f

Chase

£70,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

£100,000

14:50

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

abt 3m

Hurdle

£125,000

15:30

The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
(feature race)

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

£625,000

16:10

The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

£45,000

16:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

2m abt ½f

Chase

£110,000

17:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m abt 4½ f

Hurdle

£70,000

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