Cheltenham Festival 2015

The Cheltenham Festival is now just around the corner with trainers and owners busy preparing their teams for the biggest four days in National Hunt racing. With many of the trial races now complete then it's all systems go to the festival which kicks off on March 10 and the opening day highlight will see the Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen attempt to light up Prestbury Park with victory in the Champion Hurdle, as he aims to maintain his unbeaten record over timber, whilst later on in the week their will be a feast of top quality races with the Cheltenham Gold Cup rounding off the Championship action on March 13.

National Hunt Racing Live

Money Back Special On Supreme Novices' Hurdle

William Hill will return all losing stakes as free bets on the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle up to £25 for punters to use on the Grade 3 Festival Handicap Chase.

Bet Now27 Feb / 09:07

Cheltenham Festival Ticket Giveaway

We are continuing our Cheltenham Festival Ticket Giveaway, so make sure you follow @CheltenhamNews for more information on how to win tickets.

Read More26 Feb / 15:34

Noel Fehily To Ride Zarkandar In World Hurdle

Noel Fehily has confirmed that he will ride Zarkandar in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and not his 2012 Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby.

Read More26 Feb / 15:27

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An Evening With Nicky Henderson Ahead of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival

Mark Bell and his fantastic team of staff at the Hatton Arms in Cheshire, invited the team of writers from cheltenham-festival.co.uk down to his sports-mad pub for a Cheltenham preview evening on Wednesday 25th February, with the panel comprising of Nicky Henderson, Carl Llewellyn and Angus "Statto" Loughran. Read More

Outlander To Land Competitive Neptune For Novice King Mullins

Willie Mullins' embarrassment of riches within the novice hurdling ranks has had some National Hunt aficionados tipping the County Carlow maestro to do a clean sweep of all the elite novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival, and the dominant Irishman could well reign supreme in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle with a progressive seven-year-old. We take an in-depth... Read More

Paddy Power Take On Douvan And Un De Sceaux With Money Back Special Offers

Paddy Power will be hoping for some shock results in the opening two races of the Cheltenham Festival, as the Irish bookmaker has elected to offer a brace of Money Back Specials. The betting firm will firstly return win singles up to £50 should Douvan win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, whilst a race later they will offer the same money back special should Un De Sceaux romp to Arkle Trophy... Read More

Sire De Grugy Taken To Retain Champion Chase Crown

The Champion Chase is the latest race to fall under the spotlight in our ante-post preview series and the subplot to this year’s renewal is whether Sprinter Sacre can become the first horse in the race’s 56 year history to regain his crown. 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

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Gold Cup

Run over about 3m 2f, the Gold Cup has 22 obstacles and is one of the most important races 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

Tom LeeFollowing 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.

Cheltenham Festival Racing

The four days of the Cheltenham Festival play host to a number of exceptional races:

Cheltenham Festival Runners

Some of the biggest names in horse racing are scheduled to run in the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.

Runners including:

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Gold Cup

RunnerStatusOdds
Silviniaco Contiup up3/1
Road To Richesunchanged8/1
Lord Windermereunchanged16/1
Holywellunchanged16/1
Many Cloudsunchanged16/1

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Who will win the 2015 Gold Cup?

Bobs Worth
20.4
Lord Windermere
10.5
Silviniaco Conti
29.9
Champagne Fever
10.0
Holywell
15.9
Other
13.3

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