Cheltenham Festival 2015
The nights are starting to draw in and that can mean only one thing; the exciting part of the National Hunt season is just around the corner. As always, all roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival in March and like most racing fans, we can hardly wait for the big races to kick-off. We saw a number of new champions crowned last March at Prestbury Park including the likes of Sire De Grugy and More Of That among others and we will be following them all very closely this winter.
Sire De Grugy is the current king of the Champion Chase division but a fit and firing Sprinter Sacre is also back in training and their clashes through the season are expected to be sensational. Other horses to look out for include the Willie Mullins duo of Vautour and Faugheen, who win the Supreme and Neptune respectively last season and Lord Windermere, who was the surprise Gold Cup winner last March and will be out to defend his crown in 2015.
National Hunt Racing Live
Fakenham The Friday Jump Fixture
Fans of National Hunt racing have just one meeting to enjoy today with Fakenham hosting a seven race card, starting at 2pm.
24 Oct / 08:54
Dynaste Heading for Haydock
David Pipe has confirmed that Dynaste will miss the Old roan Chase this weekend and instead will go to Haydock next month for the Betfair Chase.
23 Oct / 11:06
Virak Takes Down Dan
Virak (6/4) beats odds-on favourite Deputy Dan @FontwellPark under a good ride from Sam Twiston-Davies.
22 Oct / 14:42
The new National Hunt season is now starting together momentum and that will continue this weekend as Aintree play host to their first card of the season. The Merseyside track is always popular with fans and that will be the case on Saturday with the Old Roan Chase taking centre stage. The Old Roan is a Grade 2 contest run over a trip of 2m4f and has been won by some excellent horses down the... Read More
The new National Hunt season is now under-way and with that in mind we thought it was the ideal time to try and unearth some hidden gems to keep an eye on. Fans of jump racing are clambering for five to follow through the season and we thought why not jump that bandwagon and chip in with our own selections for the winter. Read More
The weather was unseasonably warm as thousands of racing fans filed their way into Cheltenham on Friday and Saturday as jump racing returned to Prestbury Park for the first time this season. October is always an important month on the calendar as the meat of the National Hunt season goes into top gear and that was certainly evident over the weekend as Cheltenham hosted their first fixture of the... Read More
Cheltenham's Showcase meeting was the obvious highlight of a cracking weekend of National Hunt action and some impressive performers certainly enhanced their reputation by sparkling at Prestbury Park. However, there were also a notable display away from the Gloucestershire venue which feature in our weekly jumping round-up, whilst Nicky Henderson was dealt a major blow for the season. 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 Gold Cup
Run over more than 3m 2f, the Cheltenham Gold Cup has 22 fences and is an important race 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 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.