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2019 Cheltenham Festival dates

The dates for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival have been announced and racing fans can look forward to four days of explosive action.

Sport doesn't get much better than the Cheltenham Festival. The entire nation will embrace jumps racing for four days during the second week of March, as legends are made, records are broken and the best equine athletes etch their names into the annals of sporting history.

Many of the horses who starred in the 2018 edition of the Cheltenham Festival will return to Prestbury Park next year, along with a whole host of newcomers looking to thrust their names into the headlines. Here are the dates for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival and a little look at which races punters can look forward to on each of the four days.

2019 Cheltenham Festival Dates


Tuesday 12th March - Champion Day

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2019 Champion Hurdle

1.30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
2.10 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (2m)
2.50 Ultima Handicap Chase (3m 1/2f)
3.30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m 1/2f)
4.10 Mares' Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (2m 4f)
4.50 National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase (4m)
5.30 Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)

Wednesday 13th March - Ladies Day

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2019 Champion Chase

1.30 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f)
2.10 RSA Steeple Chase (3m 1/2f)
2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (2m 5f)
3.30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (2m)
4.10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
4.50 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
5.30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (2m 1/2f)

Thursday 14th March - St Patrick's Day

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2019 Stayers' Hurdle

1.30 JLT Novices' Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
2.10 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (3m)
2.50 Ryanair Chase (2m 5f)
3.30 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle (3m)
4.10 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (2m 5f)
4.50 Trull House Stud Mares' Novices Hurdle (2m2f)
5.30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (3m 1 1/2f)

Friday 15th March - Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2017 Gold Cup

1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.10 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m)
3.30 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.30 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)

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