Cheltenham Festival 2015
The 2014 Cheltenham Festival was one of the most memorable in recent history with more than enough excitement during the week to keep us going for another year. We saw a big upset in the Gold Cup with Lord Windermere getting up on the line to win the biggest race of the Festival. The Jim Culloty owened horse managed to beat On His Own by a narrow margin, with the Giant Bolster back in third place.
We have a new champion in the stayers hurdle division in the form of More Of That who won the World Hurdle at Cheltenham on day three of the Festival. The Jonjo O'Neill trained horse beat Annie Power up the hill to take the crown, while Cheltenham legend Big Buck's was retired after the race following a midfield finish.
The Easter period is always a busy one as the end National Hunt season approaches its end with all eyes on Fairyhouse this weekend for a cracking fixture. Easter Monday is the traditional home for the Irish Grand National and once again we can look forward to another exciting renewal of the race with some excellent horses currently entered. The Aintree and Scottish versions have already been and... Read More
The Grand National at Aintree is always packed full of some great stories this afternoon and that is certainly the case for one runner in particular today. The Nicky Henderson trained Long Run made his name as one of the very best staying chasers in the sport during the first part of his career and although he has lost his way slightly, many believe that he could burst back onto the big stage... Read More
The Grand National at Aintree takes place this weekend and it is shaping up to be a classic renewal of the world's most famous steeplechase. A number of horses are being backed for the marathon contest including Balthazar King who is looking for a famous Cheltenham Festival/Grand National double for trainer Philip Hobbs. Read More
The Grand National Festival at Aintree gets under-way on Thursday afternoon and National Hunt Racing fans can look forward to three days of brilliant sport in the north-west. One of the heroes of the Cheltenham Festival was More Of That for Jonjo O'Neill and he is expected to make a quick re-appearance after coming out of his Prestbury Park success in good form. The lightly raced six-year-old... 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 this week 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
Punchestown Gold Cup
Run over almost three miles, one furlong, the Punchestown Gold Cup has 17 fences and is an important race on the National Hunt Calendar. Initially established in 1999, 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
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.