Cheltenham Festival 2016
The weather is getting a bit chillier now as the nights start to draw in and that can only mean that the main part of the National Hunt season is almost here. We will be following all of the big races right through the winter as we build our way towards the Cheltenham Festival in March, which is of course the best four days of the year!
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 are going to be keeping an eye on again this term. 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
Stellar Newton Abbot Card On Friday
Ptit Zig, Virak and Irish Cavalier among the entries for the Intermediate Chase @NewtonAbbotRace on Friday. Looks like a cracking card.
05 Oct / 15:08
Grugy Set For Chepstow
News today that Sire De Grugy is likely to make his seasonal debut in the 2m3f handicap chase @Chepstow_Racing on Sunday week. #Jumps
01 Oct / 14:20
Riches On The Road To Down Royal
News this morning that Road To Riches will start his season in the JNWine Champion Chase @Downroyal on October 31st. #Jumps
29 Sep / 11:17
As the National Hunt season gets ever nearer, we now have our second instalment of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival ante-post focus, and not only do we provide the thoughts of two more www.cheltenham-festival.co.uk writers, but we also get Channel 4 Racing's Tom Lee's predictions for the new campaign. Read More
There was disappointing news on Monday morning morning as jockey Robert 'Choc' Thornton was forced to retire through injury. The 37-year-old jock took a terrible fall on Say When at Chepstow back in April 2014 and after initially hoping to make a return to the saddle, he has been forced to call it a day due to ongoing issues with his neck and upper limbs. Read More
It's under SIX months until the tapes go up for the start of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, so we have decided to take an in-depth look at the fast-approaching National Hunt season and our racing writers at www.cheltenham-festival.co.uk provide their thoughts on what is set to be another enthralling season ot quality jumping action. Read More
It's the start of September and that is always a major milestone for fans of National Hunt Racing. The nights are starting to draw in and that means the main part of the Jumps season is about to get under-way with the stars of the sport back in training and being prepared for the long road to Cheltenham. 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 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.