Cheltenham Festival 2021 National Hunt Racing

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, UK Start Date: 16/03/2021 End Date: 19/03/2021

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt racing season in the UK and takes place in March every year.

The best horses from Britain and Ireland compete over four days for championship races over a variety of distances.

2020 Gold Cup Runners and Odds

Cheltenham Festival-Top Steeplechase Race

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt racing season in the UK. It takes place in March every year at the Cheltenham racecourse.

 

The Featured Races of Cheltenham Festival

The best horses from Britain and Ireland compete over four days for championship races over a variety of distances. The highlight of the week is the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the closing Friday, the Blue Riband event of the steeplechasing year.

The other feature races of the week are The Champion Hurdle, The Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Steeple Chase,  and Stayer’s Hurdle. Total prize money exceeds £4 million during Cheltenham Festival week with hundreds of millions of pounds being wagered.

The start of the first race on the opening day is greeted by the famous “Cheltenham roar” as the huge crowd cheers the runners on their way.

In 2019, there was an impressive 266,000 attendance at the Cheltenham festival.

Cheltenham Festival Ticket Info

Ticket prices for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival are for the entire 4 days. All the promo codes offer a £10 discount for an official ticket and are time limited:

First day – Champions Day,  Tuesday (16th March, 2021)

  • Tickets are not available yet. 

Second Day – Ladies Day Wednesday (17th March, 2021)

    • Tickets are not available yet.

Third Day  – St Patrick’s Thursday (12th March, 2020)

  • Tickets are not available yet.

Fourth Day – Gold Cup Day Friday (13th March, 2020)

  • Tickets are not available yet. 

 

Cheltenham Race course

The first race meeting in Cheltenham was for flat racing and took place on Nottingham Hill in 1815. Three years’ later, the races took place on Cleeve Hill.

Over the course of the next ten years, the popularity of racing at Cheltenham grew rapidly with crowds of 30,000 attending the annual two-day July meeting.

The feature race was a three-mile race on the flat called the Gold Cup, a forerunner of today’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. The racecourse moved to Prestbury Park in 1831 and steeplechasing began 67 years later.

You can also check out The Grand National jump horse race in April

Cheltenham Racecourse has two separate tracks that run alongside each other, the Old Course and the New Course. The New Course is notable for its awkward downhill fence that is often known to change the outcome of a race. It also has a longer run-in for chases than the Old Course.

Cheltenham Racecourse opened its new, five and a half storey grandstand, the Princess Royal Stand. It opened on the first day of The Open, Friday 13th November 2015, on time and on budget. The grandstand is the final part of a £45 million redevelopment of the course.

There are around 700,000 visitors to the Cheltenham racecourse during the year. The festival meeting is estimated to boost the local economy by as much as £50m.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 Recap

Al Boum Photo and Santini had the highest odds before the race, and rightfully so. The steeplechase runners were neck to neck the entire race, until the very end with a fine last run from Al Boum Photo and Santini making the yards. Al Boum Photo kept enough pace at the end to avoid Santini’s magnificent final run to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 steeplechase.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 Runners and Odds

The final runners are set for the 2020 gold cup (subject to changes), including 2019 winner Al Boum Photo.

Last updated – 13th March, 2020.

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cheltenham gold cup 2020 odds and runners

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Tickets sell fast for the best four days of National Hunt racing in the world so don’t delay – reserve your Cheltenham tickets today!

 

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