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Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021

Cheltenham Racecourse comes alive for the infamous four days of Jump racing every year in March.

 

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.

 

The Cheltenham Festival 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.

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WHY COME TO THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL?

The Festival™ supporting WellChild Races

Home to 28 races across four days, including five feature races. 

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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™ from 2017 - 2021.  

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Five 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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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

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