Definition of Cheltenham Festival Betting

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What is the Cheltenham Festival? What is the definition of the "Cheltenham Festival"?

The Cheltenham Festival is an annual horse racing extravaganza that includes a number of different races.

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is set to run from Tuesday, March 16th to Friday, March 19th.

What is the meaning of the term Cheltenham Festival Betting, when it comes to horse racing in the UK?  The King explains.Here are the races that make up the current iteration of the Cheltenham Festival:

Day 1

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race
Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle Race
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

Day 2

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race
Brown Advisory Novices' Steeple Chase
Coral Cup Hurdle
Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
Glenfarlas Cross Country Steeple Chase
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge
Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Day 3

Marsh Novices' Chase
Pertemps Network Final
Ryanair Steeple Chase
Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle
Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
Daylesford Mares Novices' Hurdle
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Day 4

JCB Triumph Hurdle
County Handicap Hurdle Race
Albert Barlett Novices' Hurdle Race
Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
St. James Places Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Steeple Chase
Mrs. Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle


The vast majority of the races at the Cheltenham Cup are hurdle and chase races.

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular horse race festivals in the world.

The event first took place in 1860.


The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular betting events of the year in the United Kingdom, rivalling the biggest football tournaments.

The vast number of races that takes place during the festival allows for a number of interesting accumulator bet possibilities.