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Cheltenham Festival Betting

The Cheltenham Festival is classed as the greatest show on turf. One of the most prestigious UK horse racing events in the calendar, the festival is held annually in March and features four days of racing which culminates in the world-famous Gold Cup. As well as that feature race, there are other Group One races happening each day which have also been won by racing legends. These include the Champion Hurdle and the Champion Chase.

Here at Bet UK, we offer all of the horse racing betting markets. Before the festival itself, we'll have the betting odds for all of the feature races, which can change depending on the outcome of other races. So whether you're looking to place an ante-post bet or wait until the day of the race, we'll have all the betting selections, including forecasts and accas.

About The Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is held annually in March and hosts a week of racing in the famous Prestbury Park. Normally coinciding with St Patrick's day, the Cheltenham betting markets attract lots of Irish runners, who can go on to win the major races themselves.

A national hunt racing spectacle which has taken place since 1092 in its current destination, the festival itself features 28 races across four days, which means lots of betting odds for punters to explore, including the Cheltenham ante-post markets. In terms of race types, the big races take in both hurdles and steeplechase fences, but there are other notable contents and trial races, including the cross country, which serves as a prep race for the Grand National later in the season.

Bet On Cheltenham Odds

Many of the races at the festival have the Cheltenham odds on offer up to a year before the race itself, as the meeting gives many national hunt runners the chance to perform on the biggest stage in racing.

Preparations for the festival starting in October and the road to Cheltenham is confirmed for many of the most well-known horses in the sport before they take to the track for their first race of the season.

Usually the next destination for runners at the Kempton Winter Festival, many punters will be looking at the ante post betting odds even before that event if they have a hint of who'll feature on the Cheltenham course.

If you're like to get involved in the early-stage betting for any of the races at the meeting, we'll have all of Cheltenham odds on offer after all of the big trial events, so if you spot a previous Cheltenham winner, you can take at where they currently sit in the market.

Cheltenham Betting Markets

When looking at the latest Cheltenham Festival odds, you'll find a wide range of betting markets that can help you find the best odds for each race. To do that, you'll need to know the trends and tips around Cheltenham races, select a betting market and see what horse has the best odds in comparison to their performance. This is a little harder in championship races, also known as feature races as each horse entered into these events have fantastic records behind them, making judging the latest betting odds difficult to compare. Most festival races will have a clear favourite; however, there is no guarantee that the clear favourite wins, if the horse falls or pulls up, your bet loses. There are a number of promotions that can impact betting markets, including offers such as Best Odds Guaranteed, No Runner No Bet and Free Bet Offers that require a first qualifying bet. The latter in this scenario will mainly impact the Arkle Novices Chase as new customers who receive a Free Bet will have that offer from the second race if their qualifying bet is on the first race. However, which markets can provide you with the best Cheltenham odds? We've listed a few bets below that we think you should analyse and compare odds for you bet.

Accumulator Bets: To get the most out of the Each way betting market, we recommend using Accumulator bets, you'll be familiar with these bets if you've used the BetUK Acca Club in the past. However, the highest Cheltenham odds come from these types of bets. You will be betting on three or more horses to finish either as the winner of the race or in the top three/five positions depending on the each way stakes.

Ante Post Bets: If you're knowledgeable in the sport of horse racing, you'll have a good knowledge of what horse is likely to run in a certain race. However, betting before the racecards have been announced provides better selection odds for that horse. This is especially beneficial if - like BetUK, each race comes with a No Runner No Bet offer, meaning that if a horse doesn't race, you won't need to wait for a bet settlement to get your money back into your betting account.

Each Way Bets: Unfortunately, there isn't a way to always correctly predict the winner of a race, even favourites as high as 1/10 have lost in history. Sometimes a horse doesn't perform, sometimes a horse has the race of its life and performs fantastically on the day.

Where to find best Cheltenham Betting Odds

Throughout the Cheltenham Festival, as well as offering the top Cheltenham festival betting odds, we'll also have betting tips for all of the feature Cheltenham races across the week. So keep your eyes peeled on our dedicated race pages as the festival starts, and you'll see our selections on our exclusive Cheltenham Betting Tips page.

Not only that, we'll have expert betting tips available for races such as the Supreme Novices Hurdle, Ryanair Chase and Champion Chase, so before you add any horse to your bet slip on race day, take a look at the detailed information we have to offer.

Cheltenham Betting Offers

In the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival, we'll feature our top betting offers right here at Bet UK. So keep your eyes peeled or head over to our betting offers page to find out all you'll need to know about our Cheltenham Festival betting offers.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds

Before the Cheltenham Festival, we'll have all of the ante-post odds for people to place their bets before the festival gets underway. The national hunt season can be telling for many runners, and those who have strong race day in the build-up may have their latest odds cut to reflect their performance.

As the big race days approach, you can compare odds for all different bet types within our odds grid options, including forecasts, wins and each-way for all the top Cheltenham festival races. We may also have enhanced odds on the feature race of the week, which means you can potentially win more for your initial stake.

Cheltenham Festival Winners 2022

The four major Cheltenham Festival races happen simultaneously each day. Normally scheduled for 3:30, these are the most valuable races at the festival and the horse racing contests with the most prestige. Below we've listed the winners of the 2022 races who could potentially feature in the festival in the coming season

Race Winner
Champion Hurdle Honeysuckle
Queen Mother Champion Chase Energumene
Stayers Hurdle Flooring Porter
Gold Cup A Plus Tard

Cheltenham FAQS

When is the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival is held annually in March; the dates are normally made available a year in advance.

What are the dates for the Cheltenham Festival 2023?

The dates for the 2023 Cheltenham Festival are the 14th - 17th of March.

How long does the Cheltenham Festival last?

The 2022 Cheltenham will take place over four days and will feature seven races across each of those days.

Where can I watch the Cheltenham Festival?

Right here at Bet UK, we'll have a live stream of all the feature races throughout the festival. Simply head to the page and place your bet, and then the stream will become active just before the race.

What are the feature races at the Cheltenham Festival?

Looking at the cards for the Cheltenham Festival, the feature races are the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and Champion Hurdle.

How do I bet on Cheltenham?

Right here at Bet UK! Whether you're looking to wait until the festival's opening or browse the ante-post markets, we'll have all of the top Cheltenham betting odds. Not only that, we'll have horse racing tips across the entire week, so you'll never miss a beat.

What courses are used at the Cheltenham Festival?

There are two different racecourses that will be utilised during the Cheltenham Festival - the old course and the new course. The Old Course, used on the first two days of the festival, is shorter than the New Course, used during the second half of the festival and for the majority of big meetings throughout the year.

What is the longest-distance race at the Cheltenham Festival?

The cross country chase will be the longest race of the Cheltenham races and is run over three miles and six furlongs.

What is the oldest race at the Cheltenham Festival?

The oldest of the Cheltenham races still contested today at the Festival is the Stayers Hurdle which was first run in 1912 and has been won in recent years by Thistlecrack, Paisley Park, and Big Bucks.

What is the other name for Cheltenham Racecourse?

The other name for Cheltenham is Prestbury Park.

Where can I bet on the premium races at the Cheltenham Festival?

The biggest race of each day can be found by using the betting options found below.

Champion Hurdle Betting Champion Chase Betting
Gold Cup Betting Stayers Hurdle Betting