2022 Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

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

Cheltenham Festival Dates 2022

The dates for The Festival™, the Jockey Club's name for the Cheltenham Festival are 16th - 19th 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.

Day 1 race schedule

1:30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle
2:10 Arkle Chase
2:50 Ultima Handicap Chase
3:30 Champion Hurdle
4:10 Mares Hurdle
4:50 National Hunt Chase Cup
5:30 Close Brothers Novices Chase

Day 2 race schedule

1:30 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
2:10 RSA Chase
2:50 Coral Cup
3:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase
4:10 Cross Country Chase
4:50 Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle
5:30 Champion Bumper

Day 3 race schedule

1:30 JLT Novices' Chase
2:10 Pertemps Final Hurdle
2:50 Ryanair Chase
3:30 Stayers Hurdle
4:10 Brown Advisory Plate
4:50 Mares Novices' Hurdle
5:30 Kim Muir Chase Cup

Day 4 race schedule

1:30 Triumph Hurdle
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup
4:10 Foxhunter Chase
4:50 Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle
5:30 Grand Annual Chase

Cheltenham Festival FAQ

When is the 2022 Cheltenham Festival?

March 15-18, 2022. Action goes from Tuesday through to Friday, with quality jumps racing action on show throughout the week.

How many days is the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival runs for four days. There are seven races every day during the Cheltenham Festival.

What are the big Cheltenham Festival races?

The Arkle Chase, Champion Hurdle, Ryanair Chase, Triumph Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup are the most popular races during the Cheltenham Festival.

Where can I bet on the Cheltenham Festival?

Punters can bet on the Cheltenham Festival at bet365.

Where is Cheltenham Racecourse located?

Cheltenham is located in Gloustershire, England. It's surrounded by the Cotswold Hills and it contains the old and new courses.