We know how important the Cheltenham race in this 2016 can be, and the amount of people that are going to be watching it, so that’s why we are making sure that every single one of you is familiar with the races and the events that are going to be happening each day. Here you can see day by day race guide of the one of the biggest happenings in the Horse Racing world.
Tuesday, March 15
1.30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race, 2m 1/2f
2.10: Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase, 2m
14.50: Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase, 3m 1f
3.30: Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, 2m 1/2f
4.10: OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race, 2m 4f
16.50: National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase), 4m
17.30: Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase, 2m 4 1/2f
Looking towards Cleeve Hill
Wednesday, 16 March
1.30: Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race, 2m 5f
2.10: RSA Steeple Chase, 3m 1/2f
2.50: Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race), 2m 5f
3.30: Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, 2m
4.10: Glenfarclas Cross Country SteepleChase, 3m 6f
4.50: Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race, 2m 1/2f
5.30: Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race), 2m 1/2f
Coming down the home straight
Thursday, 17 March
St Patrick’s Day
1.30: JLT Novices’ Chase, 2m 4f
2.10: Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race), 3m
2.50: Ryanair Steeple Chase, 2m 5f
3.30: Ryanair World Hurdle, 3m
4.10: Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase), 2m 5f
4.50: Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle, 2m 1f
5.30: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145), 3m 2f
Irish fans turn out in force at Cheltenham
Friday, 18 March
Gold Cup Day
1.30: JCB Triumph Hurdle, 2m 1f
2.10: Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race, 2m 1f
2.50: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race, 3m
3.30: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase, 3m 2 1/2f
4.10: St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup, 3m 2 1/2f
4.50: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race (0-145), 2m 4 1/2f
5.30: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup, 2m 1/2f
Coneygree won the 2015 Gold Cup
What’s the prize money?
More than £4.1m of prize money is up for grabs across 27 races. The Cheltenham Gold Cup itself is worth £575,000.
Can I still get tickets?
Yes. Tickets are available on every day of the Festival, from £22 to £90 on Tuesday-Thursday and £35 to £109 on Gold Cup day. Capacity is restricted to 55,000 on Tuesday-Thursday, compared with a capacity of 65,000 on Friday for the Gold Cup.
Tickets are available here
What TV channel is showing the Festival?
The Cheltenham Festival 2016 is being shown live every day on Channel 4, fronted by Clare Balding.