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Cheltenham Festival 2016

We are now entering the final countdown on the road to the Cheltenham Festival but the action still continues to come thick and fast. This weekend is another big one with the Scilly Isles Novices Chase at Sandown among the important races to follow very closely on Saturday.

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 March which could be hugely exciting.

National Hunt Racing Live

Ten For the Irish Gold Cup

All ten runners have been left in the Irish Gold Cup @LeopardstownRC tomorrow including Road To Riches and Valseur Lido.

05 Feb / 10:58

Peace And Co Set For Sandown

The betting for the Contenders Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday is on the site with Peace And Co the odds on jolly at this stage.

View Market04 Feb / 15:47

World Hurdle Ante Post Preview Now Live

The World Hurdle is the latest race under our ante-post microscope and we have found a 20/1 contender who is worth an each-way punt in the race.

Read More04 Feb / 11:56

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The World Hurdle has been dominated by some real superstars of the sport since the turn of the century with the names of Baracouda, Inglis Drever and Big Buck's etched on the minds of every National Hunt punter and fan. Those great names have ensured that the World Hurdle has grown massively as a race over the past few years and attention is turning towards this year’s renewal on the... Read More

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It may lack the strength in depth of other Cheltenham Festival races, but the Cross Country Chase has become an integral part of day two's festivities of the Greatest Show on Turf, and we aim to point you in the right direction of the winner in our ante-post preview of the unique marathon contest. Read More

Which Horse Will Bryan Cooper Ride in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

There are still over six weeks to go until the Cheltenham Gold Cup but seldom in recent years has the race had so many talking points to discuss in the build-up. The main argument does of course remain who will actually win the race but before even that, Bryan Cooper faces perhaps the toughest decision of his relatively young career. 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

Old Roan Chase

Featured Race
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 Preview
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 2014 Cheltenham Festival.

Runners including:

Cheltenham Festival Tickets

Please note: This is not the official site, if you wish to buy tickets for the festival please visit the official site

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