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 Cheltenham 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 on the Grand Annual or wait until the day of the race, we'll have all the betting selections, including forecasts and accas for all National Hunt racing at Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham Showcase Meeting – October 21st & 22nd
The Showcase Meeting is the curtain raiser of the 2022/23 Cheltenham season and the thundering hooves will return, once again, to the 'Home of Jump Racing' on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2022.
It's the first of three big meetings at Cheltenham this side of Christmas and we take a look at what is in store this coming weekend from the famous Cotswolds venue. Blackmore in town for opener.
The Queen of Cheltenham is in the Cotswolds for Friday's first day of term, with Rachael Blackmore set to have a pair of rides on the opening card.
The Gold Cup-winning jockey is on board She Is Electric for Norman Lee in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (14:45) over two-and-a-half-miles. The mare is on a roll, with wins in her previous two Irish starts, including a Listed novices' hurdle at Galway in September.
She has stamina aplenty and, with that Ballybrit form in mind, should relish the uphill finish here. Fellow Irish raider Music Drive for Gordon Elliott as well as Dan Skelton's Notnowlinda – winner on hurdles bow at Warwick this month – could be amongst the dangers.
Blackmore also teams up with boss Henry De Bromhead as Champagne Gold looks to land the Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (15:20) over a similar trip. He races in the famous Minella Indo colours of Barry Moloney and was placed in Grade 3 novice company at Galway in the summer when last out.
Regulars returning to Cheltenham
Elsewhere on Friday, Cotswolds regulars like Coole Cody are back for another season in the Abu Dhabi Digital Exchange Handicap Hurdle (15:55). Evan Williams' charge has four wins here already, including major handicap chases last November and again in March at The Festival. He goes well fresh and despite top-weight back over hurdles now, could be a player.
Onagatheringstorm caught the eye in three visits here last season without registering a win. Fergal O'Brien's charge has undergone a wind operation during the off-season and is worth noting coming back slightly in trip with the excellent Paddy Brennan on board now.
Quality Saturday offering in prospect
Amongst Saturday's offerings will be the Masterson Holdings Hurdle (14:40), where Grade 1-winning novice Knight Salute could feature for trainer Milton Harris. Intriguingly, the horse that he dead-heated with at Aintree in the spring before being awarded the race in the stewards' room was Gordon Elliott's Pied Piper and he, too, features amongst the entries here.
With Gary Moore's Porticello, Dan Skelton's Doctor Parnassus and Joseph O'Brien's filly Bella Scintilla all possibles, it could be a warm contest.
Flight in full cry
Later on Saturday afternoon, the Jim Wilson Memorial Novices' Chase (16:25) looks set to feature Rapid Flight for trainer James Moffatt.
He's been on quite the winning spree since leaving Nicky Henderson to join this trainer, with five wins and a second at Cartmel in May. Regular rider Charlotte Jones is jocked-up for this assignment and it will be interesting to see of Rapid Flight can transfer that sort of form to Cheltenham.
Recent Irish winners Life In The Park (Henry De Bromhead) and Tullybeg (Gordon Elliott) could join Martin Keighley's Found On – winner of her last four over fences – in the opposition.
Tips to Bet On Cheltenham
Many of the races at The Cheltenham Festival have betting odds on offer up to a year before the race itself. The festival gives National Hunt runners the chance to perform on the biggest stage in UK horse racing. With preparation for the festival starting in October, 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 betting odds even before that event if they have a hint of who'll feature on the Cheltenham course.
Cheltenham Festival Tips
Throughout the Cheltenham Festival, as well as offering the top Cheltenham betting odds, we'll also have betting tips for all of the feature races across the festival. So keep your eyes peeled on our betting tips page 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, so you'll always be in the know when it comes to Cheltenham.
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.
Cheltenham Festival Winners 2022
The four major Cheltenham Festival's four major 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
|Stayers Hurdle||Flooring Porter|
|Gold Cup||A Plus Tard|
Cheltenham racecourse is the spiritual home of jump racing and hosts some of the biggest races in the world. The atmosphere that can be generated by the crowds is unrivalled throughout horse racing, and many jockeys and trainers have said that there is no feeling like the opening roar of the Cheltenham Festival. If you are betting on Cheltenham, be sure to check out each sportsbook market and see which best suits you.
Where is Cheltenham Racecourse?
Cheltenham racecourse is located just over 2 miles from Cheltenham town centre in northern Gloucestershire. The actual racecourse is at Prestbury Park and has been around for over 200 years. The course is surrounded by the hills of the Cotswolds. With a complete full capacity of 67,500 racing fans, the hills create a natural amphitheatre that adds to Cheltenham’s famous atmosphere.
Betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup
If you're looking for the betting odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, head to the ante-post section of our horse racing betting page. Not only will you find the top odds for that race, but also the Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle, and Champion Chase.
When is the Cheltenham Festival?
The Cheltenham Festival is held annually in March; the dates are normally made available a year in advance. Next years festival will begin Tuesday 14th March 2023.
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 2023 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.
How to 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 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 contested at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and is run over three miles and six furlongs.
What is the oldest race at the Cheltenham Festival
The oldest race still contested today at the Cheltenham 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.
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