All you need to know about this year’s meeting

A main highlight of the National Hunt season, the Cheltenham Festival features four days’ worth of races, with the world-famous Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final, adrenaline-filled day. Boost your knowledge of every single race that makes up the meet right here, and gain insight into the history of the festival as a whole.

Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup riders

The Cheltenham Festival Explained

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the main highlights of the National Hunt racing season, held over four days in March.

Cheltenham Racecourse Festival archway

Which day is right for me?

The Cheltenham Festival is a National Hunt meeting that takes place over four days in March each year and is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar.

Chetenham Festival Champion Hurdle riders

Champion Hurdle

The Champion Hurdle is the most prestigious hurdle event on the racing calendar, and the third leg of the Triple Crown of Hurdling.

Top articles from Cheltenham Festival

latest articles from Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival: The Cheltenham Gold Cup

Widely considered to be the highlight of the Cheltenham calendar, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the one we’ve all been waiting for

What is the dress code for the Cheltenham Festival?

Horse racing meetings are often as much about style and fashion as they are about the actual events

Queen Mother Champion Chase

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature event on Day Two (Ladies’ Day) of the Cheltenham Festival.

Review at the Races: Cheltenham Ladies Day

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One of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar, the sun shone generously on the fascinators and hats that moved gracefully around the grounds during Cheltenham Ladies Day 2017....
Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle fence

The Cheltenham Festival: The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

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The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle is the penultimate race on the second day (Ladies’ Day) of the Cheltenham Festival. A relatively new event, it was one of the...

Choosing the perfect outfit for Ladies’ Day

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Ladies’ Day at the races is as much about the fashion as it is about the horses. From locals to celebrities, everyone chooses their Ladies’ Day outfits with care in...
Cheltenham Centenary Novices Handicap Chase

The Cheltenham Festival: Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase

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The Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase was introduced in 2005 when the Cheltenham Festival increased its running from three days to a four-day event. From 2005 until 2010 it was known...