Cheltenham Festival 2015
This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent one for Jump racing fans with Ascot ready to host one of its most important fixtures of the season. The Berkshire venue is always packed for it's Christmas fixture and that will be the case once again as the Long Walk Hurdle takes centre stage on Saturday. This has been a key World Hurdle trial down the years and with the likes of Zarkandar and Medinas expected to clash, we can expect an excellent contest.
National Hunt Racing Live
Ascot Set For Long Walk Hurdle
The big race of the weekend is the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot and it is Zarkandar who is the likely favourite for the World Hurdle trial.
View Market19 Dec / 15:30
Ptit Zig Wins Again
Ptit Zig makes it 3-3 over fences this season with a great round of jumping to win at Ascot. Josses Hill back in second after a poor round of jumping.
19 Dec / 14:41
The New One To Swerve Kempton
It has been announced that The New One will miss the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton over Christmas in favour of going to Haydock next month.
19 Dec / 11:37
This weekend sees the return of Zarkandar to British racing for the first time this season and the Paul Nicholls trained seven-year-old looks ready to make another major impression on the sport. Still perhaps known for his famous Triumph Hurdle win of 2011, this half brother to the legendary Zarkava remains one of the most consistent hurdlers in the sport and with three miles now his forte, there... Read More
The busy Christmas period is now just around the corner for racing fans but once again over the past week we have been enjoying some terrific action before we get stuck into our tinsel and turkey. The Cheltenham Festival remains on the horizon and we have been scribbling down plenty of clues this past week with that firmly in the front of our mind. There has been some excellent fixtures on both... Read More
Cheltenham and December can only mean one thing; its time for the excellent two day International fixture at Prestbury Park. It barely seems like a couple of days ago that we were were enjoying the Open Meeting last month but already Christmas is just around the corner and there is sure to be a fantastic atmosphere on course over the next couple of days. Read More
The Christmas racing period is now just around the corner and with the Cheltenham Festival now just three months away, there is no denying that we are right in the thick of the national hunt season. The top class horses continue to make their way through the winter with connections dreaming of taking their horses to the four day Prestbury Park spectacular in the spring and we have been watching... 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
King George VI Chase
Run over about 3m, the King Goerge VI Chase has 18 fences and is an important race on the National Hunt Calendar. Initially established in 1937, it's one of the most famous races in the sport, for horses aged four 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.