Cheltenham Festival Tips

Make the most of this year's Cheltenham Festival with free tips, race results, weather updates, racecourse info and the best free bets and bookie offers selected by our horse racing tipsters at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Races

The greatest show on turf, the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, is taking place Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021. Get ready for the roar of the crowd as horse racing fans settle into 4 days of racing heaven.

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight jumping festival during the British jumps season. With 13 Grade 1 races on the card throughout the four-day festival, it's great for punters.

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Cheltenham Free Bets

Cheltenham is traditionally a time of year where bookmakers dig deep and offer their most generous free bet offers.  Over the years the free bet offers that used to be launched on Tuesday (Day 1) have been coming earlier and earlier, and it's not unusual for firms to showcase their Day 1 offers on the weekend before the off.

Cheltenham Festival Free Bets 2021

BookmakerFree BetOffer / Promo CodeClaim Free Bet
£20 Risk FreeMoney Back if 1st bet loses£20 Bonus
Bet £100 Get £100Code: NEWBONUS£100 bonus
Bet £10 Get £50Code: NEWBONUS£50 bonus
We are in touch with all the bookmakers and will show you when the free bets for Cheltenham come out. Typically we expect a large money back offer or enhancement on the Supreme Novices and the Gold Cup.  You can see all the current free bet offers here 

Cheltenham Festival 2021 Dates & Tips

TimeDateRaceOur Tips / 2020 ResultsBet / Watch Replays
13:30Tuesday - 9th MarchSupreme Novices' HurdleWinner: Shishkin 6/1
14:10Tuesday - 9th MarchArkle Challenge TrophyWinner: Put The Kettle On 16/1
14:50Tuesday - 9th MarchFestival Handicap ChaseWinner: The Conditional 15/2
15:30Tuesday - 9th MarchChampion HurdleWinner: Epatante 2/1 Fav
16:10Tuesday - 9th MarchMares' HurdleWinner: Honeysuckle 9/4
16:50Tuesday - 9th MarchNovices' Handicap ChaseWinner: Imperial Aura 4/1 F
17:30Tuesday - 9th MarchNational Hunt ChaseWinner: Ravenhill 12/1
13:30Wednesday - 10th MarchNovices' HurdleWinner: Envoi Allen 4/7 F
14:10Wednesday - 10th MarchRSA ChaseWinner: Champ 9/2
14:50Wednesday - 10th MarchCoral CupWinner: Dame De Compagnie 5/1
15:30Wednesday - 10th MarchChampion ChaseWinner: Politologue 6/1 2ndF
16:10Wednesday - 10th MarchCross Country ChaseWinner: Easysland 16/5
16:50Wednesday - 10th MarchFred Winter HurdleWinner: Aramax
17:30Wednesday - 10th MarchChampion BumperWinner: Ferny Hollow 11/1
13:30Thursday - 11th MarchMarsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro 4/1
14:10Thursday - 11th MarchPertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais 10/1
14:50Thursday - 11th MarchRyanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30Thursday - 11th MarchThe Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Thursday - 11th MarchFestival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Thursday - 11th MarchMares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Thursday - 11th MarchKim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1
13:30Friday - 12th MarchTriumph HurdleBET
14:10Friday - 12th MarchCounty HurdleBET
14:50Friday - 12th MarchAlbert Bartlett Novices HurdleBET
15:30Friday - 12th MarchCheltenham Gold CupBET
16:10Friday - 12th MarchFoxhunter ChaseBET
16:50Friday - 12th MarchGrand Annual ChaseBET
17:30Friday - 12th MarchConditional Jockeys' H'cap HurdleBET

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Cheltenham Festival Results

Cheltenham Festival 2020 Full Results

Time & DateWinnerRace2nd Place3rd Place
13:30  Tue, 10th MarchShishkin (6/1)Supreme Novices' HurdleAbacadabras (5/2)Chantry House (15/2)
14:10  Tue, 10th MarchPut the Kettle On (16/1)Arkle Challenge TrophyFakir D'Oudairies (3/1 2nd F)Rouge Vif (9/1)
14:50  Tue, 10th MarchThe Conditional (15/2)Festival Handicap ChaseKildisart (10/1)Discorama (11/2 Jt F)
15:30  Tue, 10th MarchEpatante (2/1 F)Champion HurdleSharjah (16/1)Darver Star (17/2)
16:10  Tue, 10th MarchHoneysuckle (9/4)Mares' HurdleBenie Des Dieux (4/5 F)Elfie (16/1)
16:50  Tue, 10th MarchImperial Aura (4/1 F)Novices' Handicap ChaseGalvin (4/1 F)Hold The Note (10/1)
17:30  Tue, 10th MarchRavenhill (12/1)National Hunt ChaseLord Du Mesnil (11/2 2nd F)Lamanver Pippin (33/1)
13:30  Wed, 11th MarchEnvoi Allen (4/7 F)Novices' HurdleEasywork (12/1)The Big Getaway (9/1)
14:10  Wed, 11th MarchChamp (9/2)RSA ChaseMinella Indo (3/1)Allaho (3/1)
14:50  Wed, 11th MarchDame De Compagnie (5/1)Coral CupBlack Tears (12/1)Thosedaysaregone (11/1)
15:30  Wed, 11th MarchPolitologue (6/1 2nd F)Queen Mother Champion ChaseDynamite Dollars (7/1)Bun Doran
16:10  Wed, 11th MarchEasysland (3/1)Cross Country ChaseTiger Roll
16:50  Wed, 11th MarchAramax (15/2)Fred Winter HurdleNight Edition (16/1)Saint D'Oroux (14/1)
17:30  Wed, 11th MarchFerny Hollow (11/1)Champion BumperAppreciate it (15/8 F)Queens Brook (6/1 2nd F)
13:30  Thu, 12th MarchSamcro (4/1)Marsh Novices' ChaseMelon (14/1)Faugheen (3/1 F)
14:10  Thu, 12th MarchSire Du Berlais (10/1)Pertemps FinalThe Storyteller (11/2 jf)Tout Est Permis (12/1)
14:50  Thu, 12th MarchMin (2/1 2f)Ryanair ChaseSaint Calvados (16/1)A Plus Tard (7/4 f)
15:30  Thu, 12th MarchLisnagar Oscar (50/1)The Stayers' HurdleRonald Pump (20/1)Bacardys (33/1)
16:10  Thu, 12th MarchSimply The Betts (10/3 f)Festival PlateHappy Diva (20/1)Mister Whitaker (22/1)
16:50  Thu, 12th MarchConcertista (9/2)Mares Novices HurdleDolcita (9/1)Rayna's World (100/1)
17:30  Thu, 12th MarchMilan Native (9/1)Kim Muir Challenge CupKilfilum Cross (8/1)Bob Mahler (16/1)
13:30  Fri, 13th MarchTriumph Hurdle
14:10  Fri, 13th MarchCounty Hurdle
14:50  Fri, 13th MarchAlbert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
15:30  Fri, 13th MarchCheltenham Gold Cup
16:10  Fri, 13th MarchFoxhunter Chase
16:50  Fri, 13th MarchGrand Annual Chase
17:30  Fri, 13th MarchConditional Jockeys' H'cap Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Results (2019)

Cheltenham Day 1 RacesWinner2nd Place3rd PlaceWinning Odds
13:30 Supreme Novices' HurdleKlassical DreamThomas DarbyItchy Feet6/1
14:10 Arkle ChaseDuc De GenievresUs and ThemArticulum5/1
14:50 Handicap ChaseBeware the BearVintage CloudsLake View Lad25/1
15:30 Champion HurdleEspoir D'AllenMelonSilver Streak16/1
16:10 Mares' HurdleRoksanaStormy IrelandGood Thyne Tara17/2
16:50 Novices Handicap ChaseA Plus TardTower BridgeBen Dundee5/1 (f)
17:30 National Hunt ChaseLe BreuilDiscoramaJerrysback14/1

Cheltenham Festival Dates

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival dates have been confirmed by the Jockey Club.

The dates for The Festival™, the Jockey Club's name for the Cheltenham Festival are 9th - 12th March 2021.

The Cheltenham Festival meeting is the highlight of the jumps calendar and the meeting will last for four fun-filled days in March. 

Over 200,000 visitors will enjoy one of horse racing's most exciting spectacles and millions of horse racing fans worldwide will watch and bet on the races.  Estimates vary but over $500m is wagered on most Cheltenham Festivals.

About the Cheltenham Festival

Where is Cheltenham?

The Cheltenham Festival is an annual race meeting held at Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH, United Kingdom.

When is Cheltenham Festival 2021?

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 runs from Tuesday, 9th March 2021 until Friday, 12th March 2021.

When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is the feature race of the final day of the Festival, Friday 12th March 2021. Racing starts that day at 1:30 with the Triumph Hurdle building excitement for the all important Gold Cup at 3:30 on Day 4 of the 2021 Chelteham Festival.

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