Follow Jumps Racing on Facebook

National Hunt Horse Racing Calendar

The National Hunt season has a massive following amongst horse racing fans and horse racing punters throughout the entire winter. The Cheltenham Festival is of course the focal point of the season but there are plenty of other excellent races to enjoy through the year.

The National Hunt horse racing calendar runs for most of the year but the season really gets going when the flat season ends at the start of October. It runs right through the middle of April with the final fixture of the season taking place at Sandown with the Bet365 Gold Cup the Feature.

There are many great horse racing spectacles during the National Hunt season with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Grand National, the King George VI Chase and the Hennessy Gold Cup amongst the highlights. We have put together an overview of the season with some of the biggest races in the UK and Ireland featured for punters to take a look at.



Featured Race
Old Roan Chase

Run over 2 miles 4 furlong on the Mildmay Course at Aintree, the Old Roan Chase has 16 fences. Initially established in 2004 as the Wigan Chase, it's a limited handicap for horses aged 4 years plus. 


Old Roan ChaseAintree2

Charlie Hall ChaseWetherby2



Featured Race
Hennessy Gold Cup

Run over 3 miles, 2½ furlongs at Newbury, the Hennessy Gold Cup has 21 fences. Sponsored by Hennessy since 1957, the race enjoys the longest commercial sponsorship association. 


Morgiana HurdlePunchestown (IRE)1

Fighting Fifth HurdleNewcastle1

Betfair ChaseHaydock1

JNwine Champion ChaseDown Royal (IRE)1

Paddy Power Gold CupCheltenham3

Hennessy Gold CupNewbury3

Elite HurdleWincanton2

Fortria ChaseNavan (IRE)2

Long Distance HurdleNewbury2

Coral (Ascot) HurdleAscot2

Royal Bond Novice HurdleFairyhouse (IRE)1

Clonmel Oil ChaseClonmel (IRE)2



Featured Race
King George VI Chase

Run over 3 miles at Kempton Park, the King George VI Chase has 18 fences and typically takes place on Boxing Day (Dec 26th). Surpassed only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it is the 2nd most prestigious chase in the UK. 


Drinmore Novice ChaseFairyhouse (IRE)1

Future Champion Novice HurdleLeopardstown (IRE)1

International HurdleCheltenham2

Istabraq HurdleLeopardstown (IRE)1

Feltham Novices ChaseKempton1

Hatton's Grace HurdleFairyhouse (IRE)1

Long Walk HurdleAscot1

Becher ChaseAintree3

Durkan ChasePunchestown (IRE)1

Navan Novice HurdleNavan (IRE)1

Lexus ChaseLeopardstown (IRE)1

Tingle Creek ChaseSandown1

Wayward Lad Novices ChaseKempton2

Peterborough ChaseHuntingdon2

Desert Orchid ChaseKempton2

King George VI ChaseKempton1

Welsh Grand NationalChepstow3

Challow Novices HurdleNewbury1

Christmas HurdleKempton2



Featured Race
Irish Champion Hurdle

Run over 2 miles at Leopardstown, the Irish Champion Hurdle has 8 fences. Considered equal to the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, it has been won by Hurricane Fly three times in a row since 2011. 


Irish Arkle ChaseLeopardstown (IRE)1

Dipper Novices ChaseCheltenham2

Tolworth HurdleSandown1

Slaney Novice HurdleNaas (IRE)2

Limestone Lad HurdleNaas (IRE)2

Irish Champion HurdleLeopardstown (IRE)1

Clarence House ChaseAscot1

Cleeve HurdleCheltenham2

Neptune Novices Hurdle Trial RaceCheltenham2

Argento ChaseCheltenham2

JCB Triumph Hurdle TrialCheltenham2



Featured Race
Irish Hennessy Gold Cup

Run over 3 miles at Leopardstown, the Irish Hennessy Gold Cup has 17 fences. Established in 1987 as the Vincent O'Brien Irish Gold Cup the race has served as a principal trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.


Tied Cottage ChasePunchestown (IRE)2

Betfair Ascot ChaseAscot2

Irish Hennessy Gold CupLeopardstown (IRE)1

Denman ChaseNewbury2

Adonis Juvenile Novices HurdleKempton2

Welsh Champion HurdleFfos Las1

Scilly Isles Novices ChaseSandown1

Moscow Flyer Novice HurdlePunchestown (IRE)2

Game Spirit ChaseNewbury2

Rendlesham HurdleHaydock2

Bobbyjo ChaseFairyhouse (IRE)2

Dovecote Novices HurdleKempton2



Featured Race
Grand National

Run over 4 miles 3 and a half furlongs at Aintree, the Grand National has 30 fences. With a prize fund of a little under £1 million, it is the most valuable jump race in Europe. 


Grand NationalAintree3

Irish Grand NationalFairyhouse (IRE)3

Aintree HurdleAintree1

Liverpool HurdleAintree1

Scottish Grand NationalAyr3

Punchestown Gold CupPunchestown (IRE)1

World Series HurdlePunchestown (IRE)1

0 new posts have just been added
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.