Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th March inclusive
One of the biggest fixtures in the jump racing calendar is on the way, with a lot to look forward to. The Cheltenham Festival pits the best horses against each other across 4 days, with 28 races in total.
Day one kicks off the festival with a total of 4 grade one races, with the headline race being the Champion Hurdle. Look out for the superstar that is Honeysuckle, who is the defending champion having triumphed by six and a half lengths last season. She will be competing against the likes of Appreciate It and Epatante who offer excellent competition.
The Champion Chase takes centre stage on Wednesday, with the highly anticipated rematch between Shishkin and Energumene.
On the penultimate day, action includes the highly anticipated features of the Ryan Air Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle. Allaho is looking to repeat his victory last season in the Ryan Air Chase, with Ascot chase winner Fakir D’Oudairies and Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated looking to challenge him. The Stayers’ Hurdle is thought to be a excellent race with no stand out candidates to take the title. Watch out for Flooring Porter, Champ, Thyme Hill, Klassical Dream and 2019 hero Paisley Park who all have a chance.
This leads onto the headline of the festival, The Cheltenham Gold Cup with stars including A Plus Tard, Galvin, Al Boum Photo and last years winner Minella Indo who has not won a race since. British stars include Protektorat and Chantry House who could come out on top.
The whole 4 days of high quality horse racing is included in your service calendar, starting every day at 8am to ensure your customers don’t miss a thing.
Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th April inclusive
Spread over 3 days and with a total of 21 races, the Grand National Festival is fast approaching and is opening its doors again after last years historic year.
The event kickstarts on Thursday, and features some showstopper races including The Aintree Hurdle and The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase.
Ladies Day is day two of the festival, and includes The Marsh Steeple Chase and the Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase.
The pinnacle race of the festival gets underway on Saturday at 5.15pm. As it stands 104 horses have been entered into The Grand National, but a maximum of 40 will run on the day. Minella Times should be back to defend his crown, and potential contenders include Galvin and Any Second Now. Confirmed racers will be revealed soon, along with who will be the front runners for this highly anticipated race.
The 3 days of racing will be showcased in your service calendar, with each day commencing at 8am for the whole duration of Aintree.