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2018 Cheltenham Festival

Held at the historic Cheltenham Racecourse from March 13 - March 16 the Festival showcases some of the greatest jump horses and jockeys from around the world.


Day one of the Cheltenham Festival features racing on March 13 and is called "Champion Day" . Make sure you get here early for the first race, the crowd releases the famous Cheltenham roar and you can be sure that the great week is getting under way.


Champion Day features the important Unibet Champion Hurdle race, as well as the OLBG Mares' Hurde and the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Event.


Day 2 is called "Ladies Day" and showcases the ladies fashions, as well as great jump racing. It's a treat for the senses as you can see the beautifully dressed ladies in all their bright colors, as well as the jockeys in their colorful racing silks.


The big prize on offer on ladies day is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.


Day 3 has a touch of the Irish, as it is held on lucky St. Patrick's Day. Make sure to wear a splash of green and turn out for a pint of Guinness. The Guinness Village will be serving up live music throughout the day, as well as pints of Guinness Beer.


Top racing on offer features the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle, Ryanair Chase and the JLT Novices' Chase.

March 16th features the final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2018 and we saved the greatest race for this day. "Gold Cup Day" will take your breath away as the Cheltenham Gold Cup race gets under way.


When the horses make there way to the famous final hill, the crowd will let out the famous Cheltenham roar as they cheer their favorite horse to victory.


The race itself is a Grade 1 event and covers a grueling 3 miles and 2 1/2 furlongs. The race is for horses 5 years old and up.


This years favorite is currently Might Bite at around 3-1, other contenders include Sizing John, Native River, Road To Respect and Killultagh Vic.


Hope to see you there to enjoy the great racing, if you can't attend live, be sure to tune in on TV or internet. By Kerry Zangara

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