When is Cheltenham 2019?
This year’s Cheltenham Festival takes place between Tuesday March 12th and Friday March 15th. The first race, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle starts at 1:30pm.
Where is the Best Place to Bet on Cheltenham Festival?
Betfred are offering £30 in FREE bets to everyone that places their first bet this week of just £10 so its a great time to join them.
When is the 2019 Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup takes place on the final day of Cheltenham, the 15th of March 2019. The race itself will start at 3:30pm.
Have more questions about the Festival? Read our Cheltenham FAQ for more details.
2019 Cheltenham Festival Schedule
Sport doesn’t get much better than the Cheltenham Festival. The entire nation will embrace jumps racing for four days during the second week of March, as legends are made, records are broken and the best equine athletes etch their names into the annals of sporting history.
Many of the horses who starred in the 2018 edition of the Cheltenham Festival will return to Prestbury Park this year, along with a whole host of newcomers looking to thrust their names into the headlines.Here are the dates for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival and a little look at which races punters can look forward to on each of the four days.
Tuesday 12th March – Champion Day
|13:00||Supreme Novices’ Hurdle||2m 1/2f||Hurdle|
|14:10||Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase||2m||Chase|
|14:50||Ultima Handicap Chase||3m 1/2f||Chase|
|15:30||Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy||2m 1/2f||Hurdle|
|16:10||Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy)||2m 4f||Hurdle|
|16:50||National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase||4m||Chase|
|17:30||Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase||2m 4 1/2 f||Chase|
The opening day of the is traditionally greeted by the Cheltenham Festival roar, as racegoers cheer the opening race of the day. With the Champion Hurdle taking centre stage, be sure to check out our Cheltenham Festival tips for reliable wagering advice on Champion Day.
Wednesday 13th March – Ladies Day
|13:30||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|14:10||RSA Steeple Chase||3m 1/2f||Chase|
|14:50||Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|15:30||Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase||2m||Chase|
|16:10||Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase||3m 7f||Chase|
|16:50||Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle||2m 1/2f||Hurdle|
|17:30||Weatherbys Champion Bumper||2m 1/2f||Bumper|
Wednesday is Ladies Day, with crowds decked out in their finery and looking to impress. The day’s marquee race is the Champion Chase and our experts have have a whole host of tips for Wednesday at Cheltenham Festival..
Thursday 14th March – St Patrick’s Day
|13:30||JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase||2m 5f||Chase|
|14:50||Ryanair Chase||2m 5f||Chase|
|16:10||Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase||2m 5f||Chase|
|16:50||Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle||2m 2f||Hurdle|
|17:30||Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase||3m 1 1/2f||Chase|
With all eyes on the Stayers’ Hurdle, the Festival embraces Ireland for St Patrick’s Day. Make sure you check out our Cheltenham Festival tips for previews and wagering advice for all seven of the day’s races.
Friday 15th March – Gold Cup Day
|13:30||JCB Triumph Hurdle||2m 1f||Hurdle|
|14:10||Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle||2m 1f||Hurdle|
|14:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||3m||Hurdle|
|15:30||Cheltenham Gold Cup||3m 2 1/2f||Chase|
|16:10||Foxhunter Steeple Chase||3m 2 1/2f||Chase|
|16:50||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||2m 4 1/2||Hurdle|
|17:30||Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase||2m 1/2f||Hurdle|
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