U.K.’s Cheltenham Festival Sets To Begin In The First Quarter Of 2020



U.K.’s Cheltenham Festival Sets To Begin In The First Quarter Of 2020


The year 2019 is about to end soon, and we are making a new way for the 22nd century to take place. The horse racing events are also getting bigger next year as the United Kingdom will start to hold horse racing festivals that will excite all sports bettors. These horse racing events are huge, so the last thing you should do is to miss wagering.


As early as now, the British horse racing community has released the schedule for the Cheltenham Festival that will commence in the first quarter of 2020. Surely, it will showcase the best horse racers in the country. At the same time, the stakes are high when it comes to the betting games that you can ultimately play.


Looking forward to the horse racing events that will commence in the U.K. during Cheltenham, here are some of the events that will take place during the festival. You can definitely head on to these racing fields for the major horse betting games you can play. As mentioned, they offer massive prizes, so you’ll have higher chances of winning big.

Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most notable and most celebrated horse racing events in the United Kingdom. The said racecourse lies in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and holds a four-day meeting with English thoroughbred racers. In 2020, the Cheltenham Festival will begin on March 10, 2020, and will end on March 13, 2020.


Make sure that you will not miss this big event as the betting games can really help you earn a considerable amount of money. There are also other activities you can participate in to make your Cheltenham Festival experience more fulfilling. Aside from that, this event is celebrated along with Saint Patrick’s Day, so you can really expect a lot of English and Irish spectators.


Also, throughout the four-day-long event, the Cheltenham festival typically holds a total of 28 races. So, it’s ultimately a festive event that you can partake. Here are some of the biggest horse racing shows that will take place on the said day.


Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 Stakes event that is part of the National Hunt race. It features five-year-old thoroughbreds and up. Each horse racer will compete in a Turf race with a distance of 5, 294 meters. The winning entry can expect a purse amounting to £625, 000.

Champion Hurdle

Another National Hunt race to look forward to is the Champion Hurdle. It features horses under four-years-old and up. Every entry will compete in a 3,298-meter running distance in a turf style. The winner can take home a purse amounting to £450, 000.

Queen Mother Champion Chase

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a steeplechase National Hunt competition. It welcomes five-year-old and up thoroughbred racers that will saddle up in a turf race. The entries will compete in a 3, 199-meter running distance with a purse amounting to £400, 000.

Stayers’ Hurdle

The Stayers’ Hurdle is another National Hunt race that will shape up during the Cheltenham Festival. The horses under four-year-old and up will compete in a Turf race with a running distance measuring 4, 785 meters. This hurdle race currently holds a purse amounting to £350, 000.

Other Racing Events In The Cheltenham Festival

Apart from the most significant four races mentioned above, here are other horse racing events you can surely wager during the Cheltenham Festival.

Supreme Novices Hurdle

Supreme Novices Hurdle is a Grade 1 Stakes National Hunt Hurdle that features horses under four-years-old and up. The purse for this racing event is £125, 000. All entries in this category will compete in a turf race with a 3, 298-meter running distance.

Festival Trophy Handicap Chase

It is a steeplechase race that is competed in Grade 3 stakes. The entries will vie for a £110,00 prize by competing in a 5, 029-meter turf surface. The race is attended by thoroughbred racers under five-years-old and up.

Golden Miller Novice’s Chase

It is a chase racing competition that features horses under five-years-old and up. The entries will compete in a 3, 976-meter running distance vying for the £156,760 prize.


The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is one of the U.K.’s most anticipated horse racing events. A lot of horse racing fans can’t contain their excitement as the wagering games are bigger next season, unlike this year. Apart from that, there are many racing events that they can participate in, which can give them an optimum betting experience. Therefore, as early as now, you can start scouting for your desired entries to wager in the Cheltenham Festival, so you have ample time in preparing your betting strategy to win big on the said day.

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