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Cheltenham betting offers are here to make your betting experience even more interesting. The four extraordinary days are coming up next year,  the most important jump racing event will take place from Tuesday the 10th of March, 2020,  until Friday the 13th of March 13, 2020.

The Cheltenham Festival is a real treat for all those who admire horse racing. The finest jockeys, horses, trainers, and owners gather together for the big prize money and the greatest racing honours.

What should we expect from next year’s meeting and where to look for the best Cheltenham betting offers? Continue to read our review and discover. However, first of all, let’s remind ourselves of the Cheltenham’s structure.

Cheltenham Format

As we have already said, Cheltenham is a four-day festival. The number and types of events at the festival have changed over the years. In the beginning, the meeting lasted for two days, then it grew to three, and finally four. This year you will be able to follow 28 different races split up over 4 days.

The opening day of the festival is known as Champion Day, and it reunites participants from all around the world. Next year Day One is on Tuesday 10 March. Champion Hurdle is one of the most notable races of the first day. It’s open to horses aged 4 years or more. Since the biggest sponsor of the race is the popular online gambling operator Unibet, the race has changed its name to Unibet Champion Hurdle. The distance of the race is around 2 miles and a ½ furlong, and there are 8 hurdles. Make sure not to miss it out!

Day Two which takes place on Wednesday 11 March, and it also guarantees you first-class racing. The biggest happening of the Ladies Day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The steeplechase race is open to horses that are at least 5 years old. The sponsor of the race is the online betting company Betway. The distance is about 2 miles, and the racecourse includes 12 fences – quite a challenge for the horses and their jockeys.

Day Three of the festival is actually St. Patrick’s Thursday, 12 March. The most significant race is the Stayer’s Hurdle intended for the horses aged 4 and over. The race is run over a distance of around 3 miles with 12 hurdles to be jumped.

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Every day brings some new surprises and additional excitements, but finally, the pinnacle of the festival arrives – Day Four also known as Gold Cup Day. The Cheltenham Gold Cup race is one of the most prestigious National Hunt races and it’s run over a distance of 3 miles and 2 ½ furlongs. It includes 22 fences to be jumped. The race is open for horses aged 5 and up.

We can see that this race is a real performance and strength test for the horses that give their best in order to be better than other participants and at the same time better than themselves. Unfortunately, there have been many equine injuries and even fatalities, a fact that just illustrates how difficult it is to run at the Cheltenham Racecourse. There is a lot of Cheltenham betting offers specially prepared for this day. Also, things can even be harder for horses when you think about Cheltenham weather.

Previous Winners

The Cheltenham Festival began in 1860. It has seen a lot of changes over the years but one thing is sure – this festival has a rich and long tradition. There are a lot of names that deserve to be mentioned when we talk about previous winners. However, let’s take a look at some of the best jockeys and top trainers over the last ten years.

The following table presents the top jockeys who won the most races during the four days of the festival from 2008 until this year’s meeting:

Year Jockey Number of wins
2019 Nico de Boinville                    3
2018 Davy Rusell                    4
2017 Ruby Walsh                    4
2016 Ruby Walsh                    7
2015 Ruby Walsh                    4
2014 Ruby Walsh                    3
2013 Ruby Walsh                    4
2012 Barry Geraghty                    5
2011 Ruby Walsh                    5
2010 Ruby Walsh                    3
2009 Ruby Walsh                    7

 

The best trainers over the past 10 years are the following ones:

Year Trainer Wins
2019 Willie Mullins   4
2018 Gordon Elliott   8
2017 Gordon Elliott   6
2016 Willie Mullins   7
2015 Willie Mullins   8
2014 Willie Mullins   4
2013 Willie Mullins   5
2012 Nicky Henderson   7
2011 Willie Mullins   4
2010 Nicky Henderson   3
2009 Paul Nicholls   5

 

History

The beginnings of Cheltenham Festival go back to 1860 when the National Hunt Chase was held for the first time. In 1861 the event took place at Cheltenham. Otherwise, it was taking places at different locations until 1911 when the meeting was returned to Cheltenham where it remained to the present day.

The Stayer’s Hurdle is the oldest race from the festival that still exists. It was run first in 1912, while the Gold Cup is being run ever since 1924. In the beginning, the festival was a two-day meeting, and until recently it lasted for three days. After the introduction of the fourth day, many new races are introduced, and one race has been chosen as the championship race of the day.

Cheltenham Betting Markets and Promotions

A lot of money is gambled during the festival. Even hundreds of millions are wagered during these days. Cheltenham is synonymous for placing bets. Even those who usually don’t bet, decide to try their luck during the four-day festival.

All the online bookmakers provide various betting markets for their bettors. Carefully choose your bookie. Check for the best odds, features, market range and promotions. Many of these bookmakers provide special Cheltenham betting offers, for both new and existing customers. Look attentively for them and choose those corresponding your betting style. You can also come across Cheltenham free bets with some operators.

Cheltenham Betting Offers F.A.Q

This section is focused on some of the frequently asked questions that we can hear when it comes to the Cheltenham betting offers.

How to bet on Cheltenham?

Betting on Cheltenham is a pretty easy and straightforward process. Choose your favourite bookmaker, make your selection and place your bets.

Where to watch Cheltenham?

The majority of online bookmakers provide the possibility of live streaming. However, at some of them, the use of the live stream feature may not be technically free. Some online bookmakers require to have either a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours.

When is the next Cheltenham?

The next Cheltenham is taking place from Tuesday the 10th of March,2020, until Friday the 13th of March 2020.

Who are the Cheltenham favourites?

The following horses are among the top 5 favourites: Presenting Percy, Clan Des Obeaux, Native River, Kemboy, Might Bite.

When it comes to the top jockeys, with several wins over the past few years, Ruby Walsh is one of the biggest hopes. His last year was ruined by injuries, so he’ll give his best to come back this time. Other than Ruby Walsh the following names appear when we talk about favourites jockeys: Noel Fehily, Nico De Boinville, Davy Rusell, Barry Geraghty.

Who were the last year’s champion?

Last year the Friday Gold Cup was won by the horse named Native Rider. With four victories during the four-day festival, Davy Rusell is the most successful jockey of 2018, while with 8 wins in total, Gordon Elliot is considered to be the best trainer of the last year’s competition.

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