2020 Cheltenham Festival Dates

A view of a fence at the Cheltenham Festival.

A view of a fence at the Cheltenham Festival.

The dates for the 2020 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 last year’s Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and Gold Cup 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 2020 Cheltenham Festival and a little look at which races punters can look forward to on each of the four days.

2020 Cheltenham Festival Dates

Tuesday 10th March – Champion Day

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2020 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 Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)
5.30 National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase (4m)

Wednesday 11th March – Ladies Day

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2020 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 12th March – St Patrick’s Day

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2020 Stayers’ Hurdle

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

Friday 13th March – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2020 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 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)
5.30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DATES 2020

The Cheltenham 2020 dates have been announced and racing fans can look forward to four days of explosive action. This Cheltenham Festival takes place between Tuesday, March 10th and Friday, March 13th. The first race, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle starts at 1:30pm and the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place on the final day, the 13th of March 2020, at 3.30pm.

And now those Cheltenham festival dates have been released we can look forward to 24 races across four days as the equivalent of the equine Olympics takes place at Prestbury Park. Plenty of key questions looks set to be answered. Will Al Boum Photo retain his Gold Cup crown, can Paisley Park add to his legend with another authoritative win in the Stayers’ Hurdle and which young gun could take Altior’s place at the top of the Champion Chase tree.

All these questions and more will be resolved at the Cheltenham Festival 2020 and if you have any queries about Cheltenham dates? Read our Cheltenham FAQ for more details. 

2020 Cheltenham Festival Race Times

Sport doesn’t get much better than the Cheltenham Festival and the Cheltenham 2020 dates and times have been revealed 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 2019 edition of the Cheltenham Festival will return to Prestbury Park on various Cheltenham festival dates along with a whole host of newcomers looking to thrust their names into the headlines.

Here are the dates for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and a little look at which races punters can look forward to on each of the four days.

The finale of the Festival is, of course, Gold Cup Day. While the attention focuses on the 3:30 race, our tipsters have bets and predictions for every race. See all of our Cheltenham day 4 tips

Get ready for the 2020 Festival

The Cheltenham 2020 dates have been announced and there are plenty of tickets already on sale. Make sure you get yours early and ensure you’re there to soak up the legendary Cheltenham atmosphere. Now the Cheltenham festival dates and times have been revealed, our tipsters are already sharing their early Cheltenham tips and ante-post bets, complete with previews of the main races. 

You can also find our free bets for Cheltenham here, updated throughout the Festival with all the best bookmaker offers.

 

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