Cheltenham Festival - 2020
The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest meet in the National Hunt Calendar and offers horse racing fans the opportunity of betting on 28 separate events over its four days.
The Cheltenham Race Schedule (below) starts Tuesday March 10th at 13:30 with the Supreme Novices Hurdle and finishes with the Conditional Jockeys Hurdle at 17:30 on Friday the 13th.
Cheltenham Betting Offers
A lot of the betting offers for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival are 'Non-Runner, No Bet' type deals which basically means a bookmaker will refund your stake if horses you back don't run.
There are other types of Cheltenham betting offers to take advantage of including Coral's who offer to double any winnings for those betting on the first race of the day!
Bet £10, Get £40
Signup with 888sport using promo code 'RACING' and bet £10 you'll get £30 in free bets and a £10 free bet to use on any horse racing market! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply.
Bet on any Cheltenham Festival race over at Betfred and if the horse you back doesn't start the race, they'll refund your original stake! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Applies to bets placed from 08:00 on Monday 4th March 2019. Applies to all races at the Cheltenham Festival 2019. Bets placed using free bet funds and tote bets do not apply. Full T&C’s apply.
Bet £10, Get £40
Join Betfair using promo 'ZSKADZ' and bet £10 on 1st race of Cheltenham Day 3 and they'll give you a £10 free bet for every other race live on ITV. 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Expires 13:30 on 14/03/2019. New customer offer, min €/£10 Sportsbook bet odds 1.2 (1/5) on 13:30 Cheltenham, Thu 14th March. Deposits using credit/debit cards only. Free bet stakes not returned with winnings. Free bets are awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Free Bets for Winners
Back a winner at 3/1 or greater on a 2019 Cheltenham Festival race televised by ITV and get a free bet equal to your original stake (max €50). 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Only selected races qualify, see full schedule below for details. If your horse wins at SP odds of 3/1 or greater (Racing Post decision final), you will receive a free bet to the same value of your stake, up to €50. 14th March: 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, & 16:10. 15th March: 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, & 16:10.
Coral are offering to double your winnings when you bet on the first race that's taking place on any day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Double Your Winnings offer counts to the first real money single of £1+ (£1 win or £1 each way) placed per selection. Should you back a winner, your bet will be settled as normal. An additional cash credit to the value of your winnings, up to £25, will be made shortly after settlement of the respective qualifying race. Stakes are not included in winnings.
Bet on any Cheltenham Festival race at Coral and should the horse you back to win become a non-runner, they’ll refund your original stake! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
18+. UK + IRE only. Offer valid for bets struck from 00.01 26th February. Rule 4 may apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet on any race of the Cheltenham Festival at Ladbrokes and if your horse is withdrawn before the start of the race, they'll refund your stake! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
18+. UK&IRE only. Promo period 08:00 26.02.19 – race off 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Certain deposit methods excluded. Single bet on Cheltenham Festival race excluding Forecast, Tricast and Tote Dividend = stake refunded if horse withdrawn. T&C's apply.
Risk Free £20
Signup with PaddyPower today and place a bet any race of the Cheltenham Festival and if doesn't win, they'll refund your stake - in cash! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Moneyback If Paisley Park Wins
Bet on the Stayers Hurdle on Day 3 of Cheltenham at PaddyPower and you'll get your stake back as a free bet if you lose and Paisley Park wins! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Expires 15:30 on 14/03/2019. Place a bet of up to €/£10 on the 15:30 Cheltenham, this Thursday 14th of March and get your stake back as a free bet if Paisley Park. Applies to the win market and win part of each way bets only.
Bet on any Cheltenham Festival race with Totesport and if the horse you bet on doesn't start, they'll refund your stake back into your account! 18+ T&C’s Apply.
Applies to bets placed from 08:00 on Monday 4th March 2019. Applies to all races at the Cheltenham Festival 2019. Bets placed using free bet funds and tote bets do not apply. Full T&C's apply.
Cheltenham Price Boosts
As well as the Cheltenham betting offers listed above, British Bookmakers also like to offer enhanced odds on certain horses and races throughout Cheltenham Festival 2020.
Bookmakers price boosts are usually reserved for new signups but can make joining a new online betting portal an attractive proposition due to the potentially bigger wins!
Expires 14:50 on 14/03/2019. New Customers can get Footpad at an enhanced 60/1 to win Ryanair Chase. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/Paypal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Faugheen to win: 33/1
Signup as a new customer at 888sport today using the promo code 'BOOST' and you'll get the boosted price of 33/1 on Faugheen winning the Stayers Hurdle.
Expires 15:30 14/03/2019. New customers only. £10 minimum deposit using promo code "BOOST" required. Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds Min bet £5, max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Further T&C’s apply, see 888sport website for full details.
Cheltenham Betting Guide
With 28 races to bet on across 4 days of the Cheltenham Festival 2020, this is without doubt set to be one of the most exciting horse racing events of the season so far!
The race schedule for this years festival is shown below, and we've also highlighted the most popular races to bet on each day including a guide to betting on the race.
Check out our bookmakers signup offers page if you're planning to bet on the 2020 Cheltenham Festival at a new betting portal as there's plenty of free bets on offer for new account holders.
Cheltenham - Day 1
Historically the most popular race to bet on on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle which is a Grade 1 Hurdle with a distance of 2 miles.
- 13:30 - Supreme Novices Hurdle
- 14:10 - Arkle Challenge Trophy
- 14:50 - Handicap Steeple Chase
- 15:30 - Champion Hurdle
- 16:10 - Mares Hurdle
- 16:50 - Novices Handicap Chase
- 17:30 - National Hunt Chase
Cheltenham - Day 2
The race most punters will be betting on on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, is a Grade 1 Chase that's run over 2 miles.
- 13:30 - Ballymore Novices Hurdle
- 14:10 - Novices' Steeple Chase
- 14:50 - Coral Cup Hurdle
- 15:30 - Champion Chase
- 16:10 - Cross Country Chase
- 16:50 - Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
- 17:30 - Champion Bumper
Cheltenham - Day 3
The main race to bet on on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Ryanair Chase (2m abt 5f) with the Stayers Hurdle (abt 3m) also a very popular race.
- 13:30 - JLT Novices Chase
- 14:10 - Pertemps Final Hurdle
- 14:50 - Ryanair Chase
- 15:30 - Stayers Hurdle
- 16:10 - Stable Plate
- 16:50 - Mares' Novices' Hurdle
- 17:30 - Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Cheltenham - Day 4
It goes without saying but the race you just have to bet on when it comes to day 4 of the festival is the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is raced over 3 miles and 2 furlongs.
- 13:30 - Triumph Hurdle
- 14:10 - County Handicap Hurdle
- 14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
- 15:30 - Cheltenham Gold Cup
- 16:10 - Foxhunters Steeple Chase
- 16:50 - Grand Annual Chase
- 17:30 - Conditional Jockeys Hurdle
The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt Racing Calendar in the UK. The race prize is second to the Grand National. The Cheltenham Festival is a chance for the best Irish and British horses to come together and race one another.
Cheltenham Festival is the first major horse racing even of the year and takes place in March at the Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Massive amounts of money are bet on the event with British Bookmakers usually reporting that hundreds of millions of pounds have been gambled over the four day festival.
As with most horse race betting events, actually betting comprises a significant aspect of its appeal. The event is known for its atmosphere, most notably the famous Cheltenham roar.
The Cheltenham roar refers to the noise made when he horses enter the home straight and long run in. The roar can also usually be heard at the opening race of the festival.
Cheltenham Festival ran over 3 days for a long time, however this all changed in 2005 when a an extra day was introduced making the Festival the four day event that we know now.
There are now 24 races, with grade one events commonly described as Championship Races.
The first Cheltenham Festival took place in 1902 and since then has continued to gain more and more distinctions within the racing calendar, becoming nearly as in important as the Grand National, the prize money also seconding the Grand Nationals prize.
Every year without a fail now, the build up to Cheltenham Festival begins months in advance.
Most of the cheltenham bets that British Bookmakers take usually occur when the actual event is taking place, with hundred of millions of pounds spent on races.
The three most popular races are Tuesdays Champion Hurdle. Followed by the Queen Mother Champion Chase on the Wednesday and on Friday by the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A number one priority of the Cheltenham Racecourse has been to provide the best underfoot conditions for the horses. The aim has been to provide the best conditions for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but also for events taking place throughout the whole year.
Using the available ground has enable the Racecourse to produce fresh ground on the new course for both third and in 2005 the fourth day of the festival.
A day at the Cheltenham Festival comprises of six races, with the meeting getting underway with the Supreme Novices Hurdle on Tuesday afternoon, which is the first race of the event.
The Feature race however being the Champion Hurdle, which regardless of attracting large fields is normally taken by those more favoured in the Cheltenham betting markets.
The most successful horse in Cheltenham Gold Cup history was Golden Miller, who won five times. There have also been another three horses that won the cup 3 times consecutively.
The race course has many advantages including onsite accommodation and several restaurants to choose from. At Cheltenham there is a huge choice of places where food and drink is available, ranging from bars to seafood and beef burger stalls.
An impressive range of hotels can also be found in the surrounding area, usually offering exclusive deals and VIP packages whilst the Cheltenham Festival is on.
2019 - Cheltenham Festival