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Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 March 2022

The Cheltenham Festival is home to 28 races across four days. 

Feature Races

The Unibet Champion Hurdle

The feature race on Day One of The Cheltenham Festival, the Championship race for two-mile hurdlers and the highest-quality race of its type run anywhere in the world.

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The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

The feature race of the day is The Grade 1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the championship event for two-mile chasers.

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The Ryanair Steeple Chase

The Grade 1 Ryanair Steeple Chase is a race for five-year-olds and upwards which are rated in excess of 130 and is run over the intermediate trip of two miles, four and a half furlongs.

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The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle

The ultimate stamina test for hurdlers, The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle Race is run over three miles. It's the most prestigious long-distance hurdle race in the calendar,

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The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase

The cream of British and Irish staying chasers will be lining up for what is known as the Blue Riband of steeple chasing, and the small matter a total of £625,000 in first prize. 

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Official Race Schedule 

 

Correct as of 2021

 

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 Sam Vestey National Hunt Novices’ 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

About Each Day

Tuesday's Races

Day One of the Cheltenham Festival with seven races, including the Unibet Champion Hurdle. 

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Wednesday's Races

Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival with seven races, including the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. 

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Thursday's Races

Day Three is home to seven races, including the Ryanair Chase, Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle & Mares' Novices' Hurdle. 

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Friday's Races

Gold Cup Day is home to seven races, including the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup & the Triumph Hurdle. 

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