Cheltenham Festival

Who will reach the finishing line first?

Cheltenham festival hosts some of the most hotly contested events in the racing calendar. The four-day event runs between the 10-13 March at Cheltenham Racecourse and is attended by thousands of spectators each day.

There are 27 races that make up the Cheltenham festival - 14 chase, 12 hurdle and one bumper (also known as a flat race). Eleven of these races are handicap events which means horses of different weight categories can enter.

The weather can have a significant impact on the racing so jockeys, owners and spectators will be keeping an eye on the Cheltenham Racecourse weather on the lead up to the festival.  

Back to the events calendar.


10-13 March - Will this year's Cheltenham festival be awash with sunshine or a washout? Check the Cheltenham weather forecast.

Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race each day at 1.30pm and the last race each day at 5.15pm

Race highlights

The festival highlights are spread over all four days with the ones to watch listed below.

DateDayBig racesPrevious winners from 2014
10 March  Centenary Day      Stan James Champion HurdleJezki
11 March   Ladies DayQueen Mother Champion Chase     Sire De Grugy
12 March   St Patrick's DayThe Ladbrokes World HurdleMore Of That
13 MarchGold Cup DayThe Cheltenham Gold CupLord Windermere

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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