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When Is Cheltenham 2020? All You Need To Know

  • Written by David Bet
The Cheltenham Festival is back for another year and if you’re into horse racing, it’s the perfect time to place your bets.It’s one of Britain’s most bet on events with major bookies having all manner of offers to enjoy. Below you’ll find all you need to know about when the Cheltenham Festival gets underway and the full schedule for the week.

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When is the Cheltenham Festival 2020?  

The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on March 10, 2020 and runs for four days with a full schedule across each one.

That all culminates with Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Friday March 13 when some of the planets top horses compete for one of the most prestigious prizes in horse racing.

Where is the Cheltenham Festival?  

The Cheltenham Festival is, as you can imagine, in Cheltenham with tens of thousands of people flocking to the town for it.

The racecourse itself is the Cheltenham Racecourse at Prestbury Park, a course that holds around 70,000 spectators and is one of the most famous courses in the world.

Cheltenham itself is around 100 miles west of London, just a stone’s throw from Bristol.

How to Get Tickets for Cheltenham  

Tickets for the Cheltenham Festival can be hard to come by, particularly for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations on the Thursday and Gold Cup Day.

Tickets start at around the £40 mark, with hospitality and VIP tickets far exceeding that. There are many different enclosures which can be selected, all with different prices and dress codes to take note of.

You can purchase tickets for the Cheltenham Festival by visiting the festival’s official website.

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Cheltenham Day 1: March 10, 2020  

Day one kicks off in style with Champion Day. The first race of the day is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, which offers one of the most exciting 1.30pm races of the week.

The full schedule for Champion Day can be found below:



Cheltenham Day 2: March 11, 2020  

Day two is all about the girls, as thousands of women land at Prestbury Park all glammed up for Ladies Day.

The big race of the day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which always sees plenty of free bets and enhanced odds from the likes of bet365 and William Hill.

The full list of races on Ladies Day are:



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Cheltenham Day 3: March 12, 2020   

Day three welcomes thousands of Irish fans as they flock from the homeland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It’s arguably the most popular day of the festival with the Ryanair Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle well backed.

Those two races are back-to-back too, making for a really exciting day’s racing:



Cheltenham Day 4: March 13, 2020   

Gold Cup Day is a day like no other, all building up to the Gold Cup at 3.30pm.

The Triumph Hurdle is always a race to have a punt on, while the final two races of the day allow you to make up for any lost money on the Gold Cup.

The full day’s schedule for Gold Cup Day is:



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