Cheltenham Festival 2017

National Hunt fans love the winter and the jumps action will be coming thick and fast over the next few weeks as we edge towards the big spring festivals. Willie Mullins has dominated the sport on both sides of the Irish Sea in recent years and he will be targeting March with an army of horses likely to be at his disposal once again, when the Cheltenham Festival returns on Tuesday, 14th March. 

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Neil Mulholland Column Live

This week, Neil discusses his Cheltenham Festival entries and talks Peter the Mayo Man and Fingerontheswitch ahead of the weekend.

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JLT Novices Chase Preview

Russell Palmer has taken a closer look at the JLT Novices Chase for the latest in our ante-post series. Check out his selection...

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Maddy P Previews The Dovecote

Maddy Playle is back with her latest blog for us and today she previews the Dovecote Novices Hurdle, and gives her selection for the Grade 2 contest.

Read More24 Feb / 09:06

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Yorkhill To Face Top Notch Opponent In The JLT Novices Chase

The JLT Novices Chase is the latest race to come under scrutiny ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. Russell Palmer (@rustyboy75) shines a light on all of the main players and comes up with a big race selection... Read More

Dovecote Novices Hurdle Preview and Selection

Our top racing columnist Maddy Playle (@mp_horseracing) is back with her latest blog for www.jumpsracing.co.uk. This week, Maddy breaks down the Dovecote Novices Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday, and gives us her selection for the Grade 2 contest... Read More

Emerging Looks A Real Force In National Hunt Chase On Day One Of Festival

It's three weeks until we hear the famous Cheltenham roar echo around Prestbury Park, but the opening day of the 2017 Festival will also have a poignant angle with the National Hunt Chase being run in honour of JT McNamara, who sadly passed away last year.  We preview the race here, which will provide a platform for amateur jockeys, who aim to follow in McNamara's footsteps, who won... Read More

Cheltenham Festival Race Odds

There are 28 top class races at the 2017 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 28 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 2017 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 this season and he will be making his tips for all the big races on a daily basis. Tom has been in great form over the past few years and he will of course be hoping he can continue that this season. 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 28 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

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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

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Read the thoughts and views from Neil Mulholland on a weekly basis this season.

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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.

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Cheltenham Festival Racing

The four days of the Cheltenham Festival play host to a number of exceptional races:

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