The Cheltenham Festival is the most iconic National Hunt Racing festival and is the biggest event on the UK racing calendar. Here at Bet UK, we’ll have all of the betting markets for every race at the Festival as well as all of the other betting odds for every other big meeting at Cheltenham during the National Hunt season including the November Meeting, the International, and Festival Trials.
Known as the home of National Hunt Racing, Cheltenham Racecourse is located in the heart of the Cotswolds. Normally a clutch venue for any horse or jockey to land a winner, due to the history of the course, if they can do it at the Festival, they’ll receive even more prestige in their career.
The racecourse itself features three different tracks which are used at different parts of the season. However, all are used during the Cheltenham Festival. The Old Course is used during the first two days of the Festival, and during race meetings that occur throughout the NH season. The course itself has two fences in the final stages, and it’s this course which can catch horses out if they’re running too quickly.
The New Course, where the fences have actually been widened by five metres, is used throughout the early part of the NH season and this allows the ground to be saved for the Cheltenham Festival. The key obstacle on this course is the fourth out, and races here tend to have a longer run-in up the famous Cheltenham hill, so stamina is key for all runners.
The remaining track is the Cross Country Course and it is here where classic racing comes to light, as the course includes obstacles with banks, ditches and water jumps. Located in the middle of the other Cheltenham courses, it’s only used on certain occasions throughout the National Hunt season.
Cheltenham Top Trainers
The Cheltenham Festival can potentially account for many of the majority of Grade One winners that trainers can pick up across the season. With up to 35 different races on offer across the week, there are plenty of chances on offer and currently it's Nicky Henderson who tops the rankings with a strike rate of 16% followed by Paul Nicholls and then the Irish trio of Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullins and Henry De Bromhead over chase fences. Over hurdles, it's a similar affair, with Dan Skelton adding his name to the mix alongside Fergal O’Brien.
Cheltenham Top Jockeys
Following the Cheltenham Festival last year, it was Rachel Blackmore who catapulted into the spotlight with wins in key festival races. Over the chase fences, Daryl Jacob and Nico De Boinville are also notable names, with Harry Skelton holding the same renown over hurdles.
Cheltenham Key Fixtures
22nd - 23rd October: The Showcase Meeting
12th - 14th November: The November Meeting
10th - 11th December: The International Meeting
1st January - New Year's Meeting
29th January: Festival Trials Day
15th - 18th March: The Cheltenham Festival
13th - 14th March: The April Meeting
Cheltenham Festival Key Races
Arkle Challenge Trial
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Neptune Novices Hurdle
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
JLT Novices’ Chase
Cheltenham Gold Cup
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2022 Cheltenham Festival at Bet UK
Cheltenham racecourse is the home of jump racing and hosts some of the highlights of the whole racing calendar. The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest jumping event of the year and is famous for it's passionate crowd and high quality of racing. Cheltenham's reputation is so high that horses, jockeys and trainers are often not viewed as world class unless they have won here. In the run up to all major events at Cheltenham, Bet UK will be bringing you the latest Cheltenham Festival betting tips and odds, as well as dedicated Cheltenham racecards. In the lead up to the Festival, Bet UK are also offering Cheltenham betting offers for the full week of racing. For the latest horse racing betting odds, head over to Bet UK's online betting, with odds on meetings at racecourses up and down the country.
Cheltenham racecourse is home to some of the biggest races in the horse racing calendar. From the Cheltenham Festival in March, to starting the jump season with The Open in November, Cheltenham is the pinnacle of jump racing. Nothing compares to the roar of a Cheltenham crowd, with 67,500 squeezing into the racecourse on popular days.
Bet UK’s Cheltenham Betting Tips
Throughout every major meeting at Cheltenham, Bet UK will be bringing you the latest Cheltenham betting tips. Whether it Gold Cup betting tips or just looking ahead to Trials Day, Bet UK will bring you everything you need to know. With over 20 races during the Cheltenham Festival, there is plenty to keep an eye on. Bet UK’s regular daily updates will be enough to keep you up to date, as well as giving you a hand throughout the days racing with our betting tips. To put it simply, Bet UK do the research so you don’t have to.
Cheltenham Festival Betting at Bet UK
On the 12th March 2019, the world’s greatest jumps festival gets underway. The Cheltenham Festival brings the worlds greatest horses, jockeys and trainers together for 4 days of racing. During the festival Bet UK will be bringing you the latest betting tips, odds and updates direct from the racecourse. Make sure to check back on Bet UK closer to the event for the latest Cheltenham Festival betting offers throughout the meeting.
Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the biggest horse races of the year and always brings out the best in horses and jockeys alike. Gold Cup day falls on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and is the biggest available prize in jump racing. In the lead up to the big race, make sure to keep an eye on Bet UK’s sports blog for Gold Cup betting tips and racecards so you’ve got all you need to know. Bet UK’s sportsbook will have the latest Cheltenham Gold Cup betting odds, both antepost and closer to the actual race.
Cheltenham Racecards and Results
Bet UK have dedicated pages for racecards from every major meet at Cheltenham. From The Open Racecards to Cheltenham Festival racecards, Bet UK has it all. Our simple and easy to read racecards give you everything you need to know about a horse, so you can choose your selection wisely. With form, weight, jockey and trainer all readily available for every single horse, you can choose your horse racing bet easily.
Horse Racing Meetings at Cheltenham
Cheltenham racecourse offers far more than just the Cheltenham Festival. The Open in November is the spiritual start of the jump racing season, and offers just as much quality as the Festival itself. On New Years Day, horse racing for the year gets started off with 7 races, including some Grade 2’s. Finally, the meeting towards the end of April give punters a final chance to see their favourite horses ride before the end of the season in May.
Bet UK’s Sports Betting Blog
As well as covering Cheltenham horse racing, Bet UK also covers all major sporting events around the world. Head over to our sports betting blog for the latest tips and previews from the worlds of football, darts, boxing and more.