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four days of extraordinary jump racing

 

Cheltenham Racecourse comes alive for the infamous four days of Jump racing, The Festival™ presented by Magners.

 

It's hosted one of the most extraordinary moments in Festival history, now known appropriately as the 'Golden Hour'.

 

The atmosphere was electric as the crowd roared home Frodon under Jockey Club Racecourse Ambassador, Bryony Frost in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase

 

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This exceptional arena of sport produces fairytale after fairytale, year after year and sports fans from across the globe gather to attend this bucket list event in the heart of the Cotswolds.

 

Across all four days history was made with The Home of Jump Racing came alive for the first feature race of the week, the £450,000 Grade 1 Unibet Champion Hurdle.

 

This saw Gavin Cromwell celebrate his first-ever Festival winner, with Espoir d'Allen, owned by J P McManus, and ridden by Mark Walsh. 

 

READ ABOUT ALL ACTION FROM DAY ONE

The star of the show on Day Two on 13 March was the incredible Altior who continued his unbeaten streak over fences for Nicky Henderson, equalling Big Bucks’s winning record, before going on to break the record later in the season at Sandown Park.

 

With an extraordinary performance returning to winning form at Newbury in February, the exceptional ten-year-old is set to return to challenge for back-to-back wins in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

 

The record crowd roared home Tiger Roll in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase who put in an outstanding performance to finish well clear of the field and to follow up on his success in this race last year for jockey Keith Donoghue, and trainer Gordon Elliot. 

 

The mightly Tiger Roll will be chasing a third win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase ahead of a record-breaking attempt to match the iconic Red Rum, in the Randox Health Grand National

 

recap ALL THE ACTION FROM 2019 

 

The atmosphere was electric as the 66,382 strong crowd roared home Frodon under Jockey Club Racecourse Ambassador, Bryony Frost in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase. Bryony became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 over fences at The Festival.

 

The emotions didn’t stop there however, as Paisley Park justified favouritism in the Stayers’ Hurdle to win for trainer Emma Lavelle and owner Andrew Gemmell.

 

RECAP ALL THE ACTION FROM 2019 

On Gold Cup Day, Willie Mullins finally got his hands on the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup for the first time as Al Boum Photo flew up the Cheltenham Hill under Paul Townend.

 

Will Al Boum Photo be able to retain golden glory in 2020?

 

RECAP ALL THE ACTION FROM 2019 

 

Tuesday 10 MARCH

Also known as Champion Day

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wednesday 11 MARCH

Also known as Ladies Day

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thursday 12 MARCH

Also known as St Patrick's Thursday

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friday 13 MARCH

Also known as Gold Cup Day

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WHY COME TO THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL?

Festival Races

We are home to 28 races across four days, with prize money of over £4.5million. Do you want to know more about the feature races of each day at The Festival?

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Festival Highlights

We look back at our highlights from each day of The Festival. Four days of extraordinary racing, as the heroes of the season fight it out for the ultimate glory. 

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Race Results

View the placed results from each race at The Festival at 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

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Eight Reasons To Visit The Festival

Whether you're a lover of horseracing or simply looking for a day out with friends and family, come and join us at the greatest racecourse in the world, and here's why we think you should... 

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Racing Replays

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

 

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When and What Time?

Everything you need to know in prepartation for your visit to Cheltenham Racecourse including timings, facts and directions.

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Cheltenham Festival 2021 Tickets

The Festival™ presented by Magners 2021 will run from 16 - 19 March 2021.

Official tickets will go on sale in due course. 

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Group Bookings at The Festival

Attend The Cheltenham Festival in groups of 15+ and save! With exclusive group offers and packages available for that memorable day out with your friends and family. 

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the festival schedule 

 

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GATES OPEN: 10:30

 

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of 10/02/2020, 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 05/02/2020, 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 05/02/2020, 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 10/02/2020, 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 Magners 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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