Cheltenham Festival 2015
This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent one for Jump racing fans with most of the attention in the UK falling on Wetherby this Saturday as they host one of their biggest cards of the season. The Charlie Hall Chase Betting is always a competitive market and that looks like the case this year with Silviniaco Conti, The Giant Bolster and Taquin Du Seuil all entered up for the big race and well fancied.
The nights are starting to draw in and that can mean only one thing; the exciting part of the National Hunt season is now in full flow As always, all roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival in March and like most racing fans, we can hardly wait for the big races to kick-off. We saw a number of new champions crowned last March at Prestbury Park including the likes of Sire De Grugy and More Of That among others and we will be following them all very closely this winter.
National Hunt Racing Live
Chasing Success for Sgt Reckless
Action coming thick and fast today. Sgt Reckless has just won on his chasing debut @UttoxeterRaces. He was 4th in the Supreme last March
31 Oct / 14:35
JNWine Champion Chase Preview Live
The JNwine Champion Chase at Down Royal is one of the highlights of the weekend and you can read our race preview right here
Read More31 Oct / 13:50
Stellar WKD Hurdle at Down Royal
The WKD Hurdle (2.05) @Downroyal this afternoon is looking tasty. Tiger Roll, Arctic Fire, Little King Robin & Wicklow Brave among the seven
31 Oct / 09:51
First Lieutenant will make his seasonal reappearance on Saturday in a mouth-watering renewal of the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal, but the Mouse Morris-trained raider, who has not tasted success since the 2013 Betfred Bowl, will have a plethora of proven stars to beat in what is one of the highlights of a cracking weekend's racing. Read More
The Charlie Hall Chase has grown into one of the best early season races for the staying chasers and once again Wetherby is set to host a brilliant card on Saturday afternoon. The Charlie Hall is a Grade 2 race run over a trip of 3m1f and it has been won by some excellent horses down the years including One Man and See More Business among others. Read More
As well as some top quality National Hunt racing taking place at Aintree and Chepstow this weekend there has been some major stories breaking over the last seven days in the jumping division. We have picked out five important stories in our weekly jumps round up as we head into a busy few weeks of top quality action over the sticks. Read More
The clocks went back over the weekend and that truly signalled the end of British summer time and the beginning of the dark days of winter which means that the new Jump Racing season cranked up another notch.We are really getting into the thick of the action now as we head towards the end of October and we have seen some very nice horses strut their stuff over the past week or so. 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
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Run over more than 3m 2f, the Cheltenham Gold Cup has 22 fences and is an important race 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
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
Following 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.