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Cheltenham Festival 2024 Schedule & Results

The Cheltenham Festival is hailed as the centrepiece of the National Hunt season and is the most eagerly anticipated four days of racing in the calendar.

This year's Cheltenham Festival will run from Tuesday 12th March through until Friday 15th March.

Each day there are seven races at Cheltenham, headlined by the four crown jewels – the Champion Hurdle (Tuesday), the Queen Mother Champion Chase (Wednesday), the Stayers' Hurdle (Thursday) and, of course, the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself on Friday.

Every twist and turn from the magical four days in the Cotswolds can be followed via the bet365 Sports Live Streaming Service and we'll also have a live blog housing all the Festival news and tips during the four days of the meeting.

Here's our guide to the Cheltenham Festival 2024 Schedule.

Horse Racing

Day One – Tuesday 12th March 

The opening afternoon is a mix of future champions and established stars, with the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the Arkle getting the show up and running before the Champion Hurdle as the centrepiece of four Grade 1 contests.

The famous Cheltenham Roar will greet the runners being sent off in the Festival curtain raiser!

TimeRaceDistance2023 winner
1.30Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race (Grade 1)2m½f Marine Nationale
2.10Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (Grade 1)2mEl Fabiolo
2.50Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase3m1fCorach Rambler
3.30Champion Hurdle2m½f Constitution Hill
4.10Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1)2m4fHoneysuckle
4.50Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle2m½f Jazzy Matty
5.30National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 2)3m6fGaillard Du Mensil

Day Two – Wednesday 13th March

The second afternoon is traditionally known as Ladies Day in the Cotswolds and is headlined by the Queen Mother Champion Chase – a Grade 1 over two miles with 12 fences and the ultimate test of fast, accurate jumping in store for the protagonists. 

The famous Cross Country Chase – a unique ramble over a variety of obstacles darting through the lesser spotted confines of Prestbury Park – and the Champion Bumper – the only race at the meeting that doesn't have any jumps – are also on Wednesday.

TimeRaceDistance2023 winner
1.30Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)2m5fIm Paire Et Passe
2.10Brown Advisory Novices' Chase (Grade 1)3m½f The Real Whacker
2.50Coral Cup2m5fLanger Dan
3.30Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)2mEnergumene
4.10Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase3m6fDelta Work
4.50Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase2mMaskada
5.30Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1 NH Flat Race)2m½f A Dream To Share

Day Three – Thursday 14th March 

The third day of The Festival has established a tradition of being labelled St Patrick's Thursday as the hordes of Irish visitors are celebrated with 17th March the national feast day of the Emerald Isle.

The Ryanair Chase and the Stayers' Hurdle jostle for 'feature race' status on day three, though for traditionalists it will be still be three-mile hurdles test.

TimeRaceDistance2023 winner
1.30Turners Novices' Chase (Grade 1)2m4fStage Star
2.10Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Final (Listed 3mGood Time Jonny
2.50Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)2m5fEnvoi Allen
3.30Stayers' Hurdle3mSire Du Berlais
4.10Festival Plate Handicap Chase 2m4½f  Seddon
4.50Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)2m1fYou Wear It Well
5.30Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup 3m2fAngels Dawn

Day Four – Friday 15th March

The big one – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - as the 'greatest show on turf' reaches a crescendo for jumps racings' most coveted prize.

The great and the good have starred on the Cheltenham Gold Cup stage and this, simply, is the race every jumper starts out dreaming of winning.

Reigning champion Galopin Des Champs is aiming to join the pantheon of multiple Gold Cup-winning stars as the Irish bid for a sixth straight win in the Blue Riband – can the home team wrestle back this storied prize?

TimeRaceDistance2023 winner
1.30JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)2m1fLossiemouth
2.10County Handicap Hurdle2m1fFaivoir
2.50Albert Bartlett   Novices' Hurdle Race (Grade 1)3mStay Away Fay
3.30Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)3m2½f Galopin Des Champs
4.10St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase3m2½fPremier Magic
4.50Mares' Chase (Grade 2)2m½f Impervious
5.30Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m4½f Iroko

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