The National Hunt Racing calendar includes the yearly Cheltenham Festival in the U.K. The event will kick off on March 10th and go on till the 13th, 2020. The prize money for the race is high; the only race that awards more prize money is the Grand National. At this festival, Irish and British trained horses race to what amounts to a rare extent.
The festival is held every March in Cheltenham, Glouchester at the Cheltenham racecourse. Irish visitors flock to this race because it is generally held around St. Patrick’s Day.
Grade one races such as the Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle, Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup are held over four days during the festival. At this festival gambling is a major activity; hundreds of millions of pounds are bet by festival attendees. One of the things the festival is known for is its atmosphere, which includes something referred to as the “Cheltenham roar.” This is the noise that the crowd makes when the first race of the festival begins.
As a Grade 1 National Hunt Race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place at the New Course in the city’s racetrack. Horses must jump 22 fences and run 3 miles, 2 ½ furlongs.
Cheltenham Festival NRNB (Non-Runner No Bet)
- Champion Hurdle
- Champion Chase
- Ryanair Chase
- Stayers’ Hurdle
- Cheltenham Gold Cup
Cheltenham Festival 2020 Races
Supreme Novice Hurdle
Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
National Hunt Chase
Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
Ballymore Novice Hurdle
Cross Country Chase
Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
JLT Novice Chase
Peremps Network Final Handicap Hurdle
Brown Advisory Plate
Mares Novice Hurdle
Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle