Cheltenham Festival 2014
The arrival of December is always greeted with excitement by National Hunt Racing fans and that will continue this weekend, with the famous International Meeting taking place at Cheltenham. The two-day meeting is always one of the most popular of the season and races like the Internaitonal Hurdle and the December Gold Cup are the clear features. The International Hurdle is a key trial race for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival making it one of the highlights of the calendar.
The two day International Meeting at Cheltenham is always a key fixture during the season and we can look forward to some great action at Prestbury Park this weekend. Christmas is now less than two weeks away but there will be no rest for the National Hunt Fraternity, with the big races continuing to come thick and fast. That starts with the International meeting this weekend and as you would... Read More
2012 Champion Hurdle hero, Rock On Ruby, looks set to embark on a career over the bigger obstacles having been entered for a novice chase at Plumpton on Monday. The Harry Fry trained eight year-old has enjoyed a stellar career over the hurdles but connections have now decided that the time is right to send him chasing. That decision comes after the horse was slammed on his seasonal debut by The... Read More
The turn of the New Year is now just around the corner and that can only mean one thing; the road to Cheltenham is really starting to hot up with the Festival just 13 weeks away. The past seven days has provided some cracking action with plenty of excellent horses producing the goods on both sides of the Irish Sea. As always at this time of the week, we have been running the rule over those... Read More
There was major disappointment earlier this week with the news that Sprinter Sacre will miss his intended engagement at Sandown on Saturday but even taking that into account, we are in for a thrilling weekend of sport. There are some top class races to take in on both sides of the Irish Sea over the next couple of days with Grade 1 action topping the bill. There are a number of excellent... 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 will be following all the important horses this season as they make 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 - Tom Lee Looking For More Success In 2014
Our very own Tom Lee will once again be on duty for us during the Cheltenham Festival 2014 and he will be making his tips for all the big races on a daily basis. Tom has been in great form over the past couple of years at the Festival including in 2013 when he racked up a number of winners for punters. Anyone who followed Tom at the last Festival will know he picked the likes of Our Conor and Hurricane Fly among others, we know for a fact that he is eager to top that at next year's meeting 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 Jewson Novices and the Kim Muir among the most popular on the card.
National Hunt Race Calendar - December
Run over two miles, one furlong at Cheltenham, the International Hurdle has eight hurdles and is an important race on the National Hunt Calendar. Initially established in 1965, it's a grade 2 event, for horses aged four years plus. Details
|December Gold Cup||Cheltenham||3||Details|
|Navan Novice Hurdle||Navan||1||Details|
|Long Walk Hurdle||Ascot||1||Details|
|King George VI Chase||Kempton||1||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.