The highly coveted Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us. A true staple in any racing fan’s calendar, the 2020 Cheltenham Festival is set to thrill and entertain from Tuesday 10th March, through to Friday 13th March at Prestbury Park.
This prestigious and iconic racing event will be viewed by some 265,000 racegoers live in the stands, and millions more on TV as 28 races across 4 extraordinary days take place.
Get ready for unmissable moments with the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.
Tuesday 10th March 2020 – Champion Day
The wait is finally over, and the world-class racing can begin. Starting with Champion Day, the stands will start roaring from 13:30 with a stacked 7-race line-up.
Never miss a moment with our daily breakdown of all the action; it’s got odds, insight and all the info you’ll need ahead of the week-long event.
13:30 The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (4yo+ 2m½f)
14:10 The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (5yo+ 2m)
14:50 The Ultima Handicap Chase (5yo+ 3m1f)
15:30 The Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (4yo+ 2m½f)
16:10 The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race (4yo+ 2m4f)
16:50 The Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase (5yo+, 0-145 2m4f)
17:30 The National Hunt Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase – Grade 2) (5yo+ 3m6f)
Wednesday 11th March 2020 – Ladies Day
Day 2 is always guaranteed to bring some colour to the Cheltenham Festival. Ladies Day is a fan-favourite during the week’s schedule, featuring the famed Queen Mother Champion Chase, as well as the always exciting, Champion Bumper.
13:30 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race (4yo+ 2m5f)
14:10 The RSA Insurance Novices’ Steeple Chase (5yo+ 3m½f)
14:50 The Coral Cup Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle) (4yo+ 3m5f)
15:30 The Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+ 2m)
16:10 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase (5yo+ 3m6f)
16:50 The Boodles Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (2m½f)
17:30 The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1 Standard Open NH Flat Race) (4-6yo 2m½f)
Thursday 12th March 2020 – St Patrick’s Day
13:30 The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (5yo 2m4f)
14:10 The Pertemps Network Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle) (5yo+ 3m)
14:50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1 Feature Race) (5yo+ 2m4½f)
15:30 The Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+ 3m)
16:10 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (Grade 3 Handicap Steeple Chase) (5yo+ 2m4½f)
16.50 The Festival Mares Novices’ Hurdle (4yo+ 2m1f)
17:30 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (5yo+, 0-145 3m2f)
Friday 13th March 2020 – Gold Cup Day
An ultimate day of racing closes out the world-famous Cheltenham Festival every year, and 2020 is set to be a strong finish. Last year’s Gold Cup winner, Al Boum Photo, returns to once again; hoping to become a 3-time consecutive cup winner!
13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (4yo 2m1f)
14:10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race (5yo+ 2m1f)
14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (4yo+ 3m)
15:30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Feature Race) (5yo+ 3m2½f)
16:10 The St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup (5yo+ (3m2½f)
16:50 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (5yo+ 2m½f)
17:30 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (4yo+, 0-145 2m4½f)
Throughout the Festival, Grosvenorsport.com ambassador and leading National Hunt jockey Harry Skelton will be providing his thoughts on all the talking points of the week.
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