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Cheltenham Festival 2016

We are now entering the final countdown on the road to the Cheltenham Festival but the action still continues to come thick and fast. This weekend is another big one with all eyes on Newbury as they host their super Saturday card which is always a terrific day of sport, with the Game Spirit Chase perhaps the highlight of the day.

Meanwhile we continue to look ahead to the Festival in March with plenty expecting another week of Willie Mullins dominance. The likes of Min, Douvan, Faugheen, Un De Sceaux and Annie Power are all currently short priced favourites for Mullins and it will be interesting to follow their progress at Prestbury Park.

National Hunt Racing Live

Trio For Kingmaker

Just the three entered for the Kingmaker Novices Chase @WarwickRaces. Fox Norton, L'Ami Serge & Violet Dancer the trio.

12 Feb / 11:07

Is There An Value In The Top Jockey Market?

The Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey Market is dominated by Ruby Walsh but is there any value to be found beneath the surface?

Read More11 Feb / 14:14

Strong Field Declared For the Betfair Hurdle

War Sound, Blazer, Cheltenian, Modus & Starchitect among a field of 22 declared for the Betfair Hurdle @NewburyRacing on Saturday.

11 Feb / 11:10

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Latest News

'Wait A Min' Before Placing Your Supreme Novices Hurdle Bets

It may not have the star-studded lineup of the Festival's championship races, but you'll be hard pushed to find a National Hunt fan that doesn't rank the Supreme Novices Hurdle amongst their favourite renewals of the season. That is largely due to the fact that the race acts as the curtain raiser to the four day Festival, as the 'Cheltenham Roar' testifies, each year. Read More

Is Dodging Game Enough For A Big Run At Newbury?

This season has been dominated by talk of the Willie Mullins juggernaut steam rolling over everyone at the big spring Festivals but this weekend sees the return of one horse who might just be able to put up a fight for the home team in March. Dodging Bullets makes his first start of the season at Newbury on Saturday in the Game Spirit Chase and connections will be hoping he can return to his best... Read More

Townend could challenge Walsh for Top Jockey award

The news that Killultagh Vic will not run in the JLT Novices Chase at Cheltenham highlights the perils of backing short-priced favourites at this point in the Festival antepost markets. Those who took the 2/1 in recent days have squandered their cash without so much as getting a run. And for what? Bookies are always keen to lay favourites throughout the four days in March so, in all likelihood... Read More

Willie's Wonders - Mullins Not To Have It All His Own Way With Festival Favourites

Willie Mullins' embarrassment of riches heading into the 2016 Cheltenham Festival has seen him installed as a long odds-on favourite for the top trainer crown at the four-day National Hunt extravaganza, but while some of his Closutton-based hotpots can saunter to victory, we pick out a few short-priced jollies that could come unstuck in our Bankers v Blowouts preview. 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

Old Roan Chase

Featured Race
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

Cheltenham Preview
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:

Cheltenham Festival Tickets

Please note: This is not the official site, if you wish to buy tickets for the festival please visit the official site

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