Cheltenham Festival For Betting Lovers

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest racing events in the United Kingdom, bringing together racing fanatics and gamblers to engage in the most anticipated racing event of the year. Cheltenham festival betting information for Cheltenham racecourse in Gloucestershire bustles every year with British and Irish racing enthusiasts to make this festival special as it is. The spectators get to observe trainers, riders and horses in the ultimate battle for the £4.1 million prize money and a name for themselves.

The Cheltenham Festival 2017 lasts for four days from 14th to 17th March hosting 28 exciting races of ceaseless action and fun. An estimated 260,000 number of people are expected to join the party this year. The Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the World Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup are some of the big names in this action-packed Festival.

In the festival, the exhilaration and thrill is something to behold once the racers come to the field to fight for the ultimate crown. The owners, trainers and horses relish this god-sent opportunity to prove their mettle and win lasting honor for themselves. The festival’s four days are named separately, in accordance with their features and specialties- Champion Day, Ladies Day, St Patrick’s Day and Gold Cup Thursday.  

The festival starts, as does the Champion Day, with the famous deafening roar (Cheltenham roar) when the tapes are raised for the first time. The Champion day is known for its Stan James Champion Hurdle- the most important race of the season. The race was won by Annie Power in the previous season who also set a new record with his 3m 45.10s time, beating Jezki’s timing of 3m 45.25s. The crowd numbered 67,770 during the previous year.

The highlight of the last year’s Ladies Day was Sprinter Sacre (better known as Black Airplane) which won the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase for an emphatic second time and earned itself a name in the all-time greats.

The festival’s third day is the St Patrick’s Thursday, for it provides an opportune atmosphere for the celebration of the St Patrick’s Day. Lots of Guinness is available along with the Irish music to make one familiar with the true meaning of the word ‘celebration’. The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase are its biggest two races.


The Gold Cup Day marks the climax of the festival- the last day for a lasting impression on the audience. The previous year the spectators got to enjoy the thrilling competition in the Timico Gold Cup race between Bryan Cooper, Djakadam and Don Poli, with Brayan Cooper in the end emerging victorious in style on his Don Cossack.

These four days of the Cheltenham Festival represent the highlight of the racing season when an estimated £600m money change hands in betting, making it one of the favorites for traders and punters. Although second to the Grand National in terms of prize money, the Cheltenham Festival can rightly be called the ‘highlight of the racing year’ for gamblers and traders.