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Cheltenham Festival 2016

The dust may have only just settled on the 2015 Cheltenham Festival but already we are starting to look ahead to next season's fixture. The four day Prestbury Park spectacular is always the highlight of the National Hunt season and once again there will be some top class horses to follow in the build-up through the winter and then during the Festival itself.

Willie Mullins dominated the 2015 Festival with the likes of Faugheen, Vautour, Douvan and Don Poli and they are just four of the horses we expect to head back to Prestbury Park next year. Faugheen will surely be looking to defend his Champion Hurdle crown, while Vautour and Don Poli could well both be on track for a Gold Cup run in 2016 up against Coneygree.

National Hunt Racing Live

Geraghty Set For The Green And Gold

News via @RacingPost today that Barry Geraghty is set to be announced as the new retained jockey for JP McManus, taking over from AP McCoy.

24 Jun / 09:19

Cossack The Don Of Official Jumps Ratings

Don Cossack (175) has been announced as the highest rated chaser in the Anglo-Irish Jumps Classification. Silviniaco Conti & Coneygree (172)

19 May / 12:20

Cossack Enters Gold Cup Picture

Punchestown Gold Cup winner Don Cossack slashed for Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016 after impressive win in Ireland.

View Market05 May / 15:34

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Richard Johnson Favourite For Jockeys Championship As McCoy Bows Out

Sandown Park on Saturday was the scene of one of the most emotional days in recent sporting memory as the legendary AP McCoy hung up his silks for the final time. The jockey retired from the saddle having picked up 20 successive jockeys title and while we are unlikely to see the like of him again, we can start looking to the future. Read More

Is Five The Magic Number for the Cheltenham Festival? Definitely, Maybe

The recent Cheltenham Festival and has been marked out by some as the greatest of all time with memories of some great racing fresh in the mind. The four days of action at Prestbury Park had a little bit of everything. Vautour and Faugheen confirmed themselves as the superstars of the sport much to the panic of the bookmakers, while the Championship wins of Cole Harden (World Hurdle) and... Read More

Coneygree Sparkles On Biggest Stage With Sensational Gold Cup Victory

Coneygree became the first novice since 1974 to win the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup as the Mark Bradstock-trained raider produced a faultless display of jumping in a sublime front-running display, as the 7/1 shot fought off a spirited effort from Road To Riches and Djakadam in a memorable renewal of the Cheltenham Festival showpiece. Read More

Martello Towers Over Rivals In Gutsy Albert Bartlett Success

Martello Tower was a gutsy winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, as in energy-sapping conditions the 14/1 shot reeled in the front-running Milsean to land the 3m Grade 1 contest, as the heavily-backed favourite Black Hercules was unable to land a significant blow in the closing stages of what was a real war of attrition. Read More

Cheltenham Festival Race Odds

There are 27 top class races at the Cheltenham Festival spread out over four days of superb action. The Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the World Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup are of course the four big Championship races and they will always attract the main betting interest. One of the most popular is The Supreme Novices Hurdle which is of course the first race of the meeting and is always the subject of a flurry of betting activity in the build-up. You can keep track of all the changes in the Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds throughout the season and during the festival with our Odds Comparison charts.

Cheltenham Race Cards and Form

We have been following all the important horses this season as they have made their way to the Cheltenham Festival and the form guides are a top class aid for any punter. Each and every one of the 27 Festival Races has a dedicated form guide attached to it which has been running right through the winter to ensure they are as comprehensive as possible. Cheltenham Festival Form is vital when it comes to having a bet with the undulations of Prestbury Park often catching horses and punters out when it comes to the big Festival races. The same can be said of the Cheltenham race cards which will be available through each day of the Festival; they will give punters a quick and easy guide to any race including the very latest price for each runner.

The ante-post race cards for the four Championship races are now live on the site and punters can get all the information they need on the biggest races. The cards will be updated at each declaration stage over the coming weeks with the Gold Cup Race Card, the Champion Hurdle, the World Hurdle and the Champion Chase of particular importance.

Cheltenham Festival Tips

Our very own Tom Lee is once again be on duty for us during the Cheltenham Festival in 2015 and he will be making his tips for all the big races on a daily basis. Tom has been in great form already this week with two winners on the first day and he is looking for more of the same through the Festival. He had a great Festival last year and we know for a fact that he is eager to top that this week making his Cheltenham Festival Tips essential reading.

Cheltenham Festival Races

There are 27 top class races at the Cheltenham Festival spread out over four days of superb action. The Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the World Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup are of course the four big Championship races and they will always attract the main betting interest. One of the most popular Cheltenham Festival Races is the Supreme Novices Hurdle which is of course the first race of the meeting and is always the subject of a flurry of betting activity in the build-up. The Festival is also well known for its highly competitive handicap races with Coral Cup and the Kim Muir among the most popular on the card.

National Hunt Race Calendar - Upcoming Races

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Gold Cup

Run over about 3m 2f, the Gold Cup has 22 obstacles and is one of the most important races on the National Hunt Calendar. Initially established in 1924, it's one of the most famous races in the sport, for horses aged five and older. Details

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Cheltenham Festival Odds

We now have the latest bookmakers betting odds for the main Cheltenham Festival Races.

These odds are updated regularily to ensure that you in touch with all the market moves in the build up to the festival.

Cheltenham Festival - Betting Tips

Tom LeeFollowing on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.

Tom appears on Channel 4's Morning Line & covers live Racing in the afternoon as well fronting RTE's Racing coverage in Ireland, his Cheltenham Festival Tips and previews of each day's Racing will be available during the Festival and supported with opinions and views from our Racing writers.

Cheltenham Festival Racing

The four days of the Cheltenham Festival play host to a number of exceptional races:

Cheltenham Festival Runners

Some of the biggest names in horse racing are scheduled to run in the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.

Runners including:

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