Not only is the Cheltenham Festival one of the biggest – if not the biggest – event of the season for racing fans, it’s also a big time of year for the bookmakers. With so much interest in the sport of horse racing, those friendly bookies really excel themselves when it comes to excellent value Cheltenham betting offers and Cheltenham festival free bets.

BET £5 GET £20 CHELTENHAM SPECIAL (NEW CUSTOMERS)

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

B£30 IN FREE BETS + MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET IF YOU LOSE IN THE FIRST & LAST RACE EVERY DAY AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

18+. New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only.

BET £10 GET £30 + £10 ON ANY HORSE RACING MARKET (NEW CUSTOMERS)

New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply

£20 RISK FREE BET - MONEY BACK IN CASH IF LOSES (NEW CUSTOMERS)

New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

15:30 CHELTENHAM ON THURSDAY: MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET ON ALL LOSERS IF PAISLEY PARK WINS

18+ UK&IRE Only. New & Registered customers. Money Back as a free bet on all losers in the 15:30 Cheltenham if Paisley Park wins. Applies from 10am, 12th March. Applies to singles placed pre-race only. Applies to the win part of each-way singles only (up to £10 win). Max free bet £10 per customer per race. T&Cs apply.

13:30 CHELTENHAM ON THURSDAY: MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET ON ALL LOSERS IF DEFI DU SEUIL WINS

18+ UK&IRE Only. New & Registered customers. Money Back as a free bet on all losers in the 15:30 Cheltenham if Defi Du Seuil wins. Applies from 10am, 12th March. Applies to singles placed pre-race only. Applies to the win part of each-way singles only (up to £10 win). Max free bet £10 per customer per race. T&Cs apply.

Table Of Contents

When it comes to horse racing, and particularly jumps racing, there is one event which stands head and shoulders above the rest. That event is the betting giant that is the magnificent Cheltenham Festival. Held over four days in March each year and featuring championship contests such as the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and of course the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself, there’s quite simply nothing else quite like it when it comes to excitement and drama.

The best of the best from both sides of the Irish Sea – in addition to legions of racing fans – descend on Prestbury Park to see dreams realised and hero’s made in what is effectively the Olympics of the sport. If you like racing and you like a flutter, a bet on Cheltenham is tough to beat. We have come up with this Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide as a quick introduction to this festival thriller.

Cheltenham Day 1

March 12, 2019

Cheltenham Day 2

March 13, 2019

Cheltenham Day 3

March 14, 2019

Cheltenham Day 4

March 15, 2019

New customers only, place a £10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake £10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a free £10 bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

18+. UK&IRE only. Online & Phone. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions apply. Double Winnings applies to the first real money single bet of £1+ win or each-way from 8am 27/02 on the 1.30 Cheltenham each day. Max £25. Stake restrictions may apply. T&Cs Apply.

New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

New customers only. Min deposit £5 , 1x settled bet requirement to release Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credit stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 

New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Promo period from 09:00 07/03/19 until 17:30 12/03/19. Register using the promo code CHELT40a and place first bet of at least £10 (odds evens or greater) on any Day 1 Cheltenham race. (Race Winner or E/W market only). £20 Free Bet credited before 12pm 13/03/19 and a £10 Free Bet before 12pm on 14/03/19 & 15/03/19. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply. 

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

New UK & Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Additional Terms Apply

 

New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ Full T&Cs apply www.begambleaware.org.

Guaranteed £5 Free Sportsbook Bet if your first bet loses. New customers only. Qualifying bet must a single of £10 or more at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Full T&C's apply.

 

18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

New customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only.T&Cs apply.

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New customer offer. Max £10. Paid in Cash. 18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

£10 or more at odds of 1.50 or higher in one bet. Free bets will expire 7 days from issue. can be used as 2 x £15 bets only. 18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply.

 

New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply.

New Customers; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller) with code WB10BET; Bonus amount is 50% of deposit up to £100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 4/5 on singles and 2/5 per selection on acca bets), in 30 days, for bonus release. Terms apply; 18+.

 

18+. New UK mainland customers only. Must opt-in £10 Free Bet promotion upon registration. Minimum £10 deposit at minimum odds of 4/5 (1.8) in any sportsbook market, within 14 days of opening account. Min. deposit of £10 required. Full T&C apply.

As you might expect for what is undoubtedly the betting highlight of the horse racing year, the bookmakers aren’t slow in coming forward when it comes to special offers and incentives, and things are unlikely to be any different when it comes to Cheltenham betting in 2019.

These offers tend to become more and more innovative year upon year and it’s always worth shopping around the Cheltenham betting sites to see what is available. Expect the likes of “money back if second”, “money back if beaten by the favourite”, massively enhanced odds, free bet boosts on every race and much much more; you are spoilt for choice when it comes to offers concerning Cheltenham races betting

Bet £5 Get £20

+ DOUBLE YOUR WINNINGS UP TO £25 IN CASH IF YOUR HORSE WINS 1ST RACE EVERY DAY

18+. UK&IRE only. Online & Phone. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions apply. Double Winnings applies to the first real money single bet of £1+ win or each-way from 8am 27/02 on the 1.30 Cheltenham each day. Max £25. Stake restrictions may apply. T&Cs Apply.

DOUBLE YOUR WINNINGS 

FIRST RACE EVERY CHELTENHAM DAY

UP TO £25 IN CASH

18+. UK+IRE Online, Mobile and Telephone customers only. First Race Double Winnings offer applies to the first real money single bet of £1+ win or each-way per selection from 8am 27/02/19 on the 1.30 Cheltenham each day, taking place on 12/3/19, 13/3/19, 14/3/19 and 15/3/19. Credited as cash up to £25. Applies to win & each-way singles. One Double Winnings credit per customer per race, stake not returned. Stake restrictions may apply. T&Cs apply.

 

NON RUNNER  MONEY BACK SPECIAL

ALL CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019 RACES

18+. UK+IRE Only. Offer valid for bets stuck from 00.01 26th February. Rule 4 may apply. T&Cs apply.

BET £10 GET £40

CHELTENHAM SPECIAL SIGN UP OFFER

New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Promo period from 09:00 07/03/19 until 17:30 12/03/19. Register using the promo code CHELT40a and place first bet of at least £10 (odds evens or greater) on any Day 1 Cheltenham race. (Race Winner or E/W market only). £20 Free Bet credited before 12pm 13/03/19 and a £10 Free Bet before 12pm on 14/03/19 & 15/03/19. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply. 

 

£20 RISK FREE BET

MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES

CHELTENHAM SPECIAL

New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

 

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PERCY TO WIN THE

GOLD CUP BET

ENHANCED WINNINGS PAID IN FREE BETS

New customer offer, max stake £1, winnings paid in cash at the normal odds and are topped up to the enhanced price in free bets, free bets are valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/PayPal count, multiple bets & in-play bets are excluded, T&Cs apply.

 

MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET ON ALL LOSERS IF PAISLEY PARK WINS 15:30 RACE

CHELTENHAM DAY 3 SPECIAL

18+ UK&IRE Only. New & Registered customers. Money Back as a free bet on all losers in the 15:30 Cheltenham if Paisley Park wins. Applies from 10am, 12th March. Applies to singles placed pre-race only. Applies to the win part of each-way singles only (up to £10 win). Max free bet £10 per customer per race. T&Cs apply.

 

MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET ON ALL LOSERS IF DEFI DU SEUIL WINS 13:30 RACE

CHELTENHAM DAY 3 SPECIAL

18+ UK&IRE Only. New & Registered customers. Money Back as a free bet on all losers in the 15:30 Cheltenham if Defi Du Seuil wins. Applies from 10am, 12th March. Applies to singles placed pre-race only. Applies to the win part of each-way singles only (up to £10 win). Max free bet £10 per customer per race. T&Cs apply.

 

NON RUNNER NO BET

ON ALL CHELTENHAM RACES

Applies to bets placed from 12pm February 8th. T&Cs apply.

 

Bet £5 Get £20

CHELTENHAM SPECIAL

USE CODE: 20FREE

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

 

£30 in free bets

+ BEST ODDS GUARANTEED ON HORSE RACING

New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. 

1. Best Odds guaranteed available on UK and Irish Race Winner bets. 2.Stake: £1 or 50p each way 3.payout per race bet: £5,000. 4.Bets must be placed after 9am on the day of the race to qualify.

 

£30 in free bets

+ MONEY BACK AS A FREE BET IF YOU LOSE IN THE FIRST & LAST RACE EVERY DAY AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

18+. New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only.

1. Min stake: £/€2. 2. Free Bet: £/€10. 3. Single, Race Winner bets only. 4. One Free Bet per race. 5. Real money and bonus bets only. 6. Valid until 15/03/19. Offer Terms and Full Terms apply.

 

BEST ODDS GUARANTED

ON ALL CHELTENHAM RACES

Applies to selected Cheltenham Festival Ante-Post ("Future races") markets only. Bets will be settled at each way terms of 1/5 odds. Ante-post rules apply

 

BEST ODDS GUARANTEED

ON ALL UK & IRISH HORSE RACING

Best Odds Guaranteed applies to all UK & Irish racing for win and each-way singles and multiples but does not apply to ante post bets, bets on international racing (unless stated otherwise), enhanced accumulators, tote pools or any other special markets.

ACCA SAVER

MONEY BACK WHEN YOUR FOOTY/RACING/DOG ACCA GOES DOWN BY ONE

  • Bet:Place a multiple of at least £2 comprising at least six legs (min. odds 1/2 on each leg) comprising greyhound, horse racing or football match win selections (subsequent legs can be on any sport).
  • Get:We’ll give you a Free Bet refund up to £25 if one leg goes down!

BET £10 GET £30

+£10 ON ANY HORSE RACING MARKET

USE CODE: RACING

New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply

ENHANCED ODDS

ALTIOR TO WIN THE CHAMPION CHASE 

ODDS: 5/1 (WAS 2/5)

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply. New customers only • £10 minimum deposit using promo code “BOOST” required • Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds • max bet £5 • Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement • Free bet stakes not included in bet returns • Free bets expire 7 days after credit • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • General deposit method,withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply

Cheltenham Countdown

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Betting On The Cheltenham Festival 2019

Looking ahead to that 2019 Festival, lets see exactly what we have in store.

Firstly, when is the Cheltenham festival? The action kicks off on Tuesday 12th March 2019 and runs through until Friday 15th March. Be sure to get those Cheltenham festival 2019 dates in your diary.

You may be wondering how many races there are at the Cheltenham Festival? The answer is 28 in all. Every day at Cheltenham is absolutely top notch, but each of the cards has its own standout Cheltenham Festival races.

Day 1 – Tuesday 12th March 2019

Hear the famous Cheltenham roar as the flag goes up for the festival opening, Supreme Novices Hurdle, which sees the best of the best amongst the inexperienced jumpers lock horns over a fast and furious two miles. It is also the hurdlers who take centre stage on the opening day as the field line up for the Champion Hurdle itself. As the title would suggest, this is the race which crowns the current king over the smaller obstacles.

Cheltenham Day 1 Race Schedule

 
13:30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:10 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase Info & Favourites
14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase Info & Favourites
15:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Champion Hurdle 2019 Preview
16:10 Mares’ Hurdle Info & Favourites
16:50 National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase Info & Favourites
17:30 Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase Info & Favourites

Day 2: Wednesday 13th March 2019

There are again many highlights on Day 2, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase which has been the scene of some truly memorable moments over the years, including the incredible return of Sprinter Sacre in 2016; barely a dry eye in the house that day. Also on the card are the festivals only flat race of the Champion Bumper and the biggest, most fiercely competitive handicap of the week in the Coral Cup which is always one of the most popular Cheltenham horse racing betting events.

Cheltenham Day 2 Race Schedule

     
13:30 Ballymore Novices Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:10 RSA Chase Info & Favourites
14:50 Coral Cup Info & Favourites
15:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase Queen Mother Champion Chase 2019 Preview
16:10 Cross Country Chase Info & Favourites
16:50 Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle Info & Favourites
17:30 Champion Bumper Info & Favourites

Day 3 – Thursday 14th March 2019

Stamina is to the fore in the Day 3 feature of the Stayers Hurdle. Three miles is the trip for this often grueling affair; who will stay on the best up that unforgiving Cheltenham Hill? Such has been the quality of the Ryanair Chase in recent years that it has legitimate claims to being the best race on the Thursday card, with recent winners including the likes of the brilliant Vautour and Un De Sceaux, and one of the most popular jumpers in recent memory, Cue Card.

Cheltenham Day 3 Race Schedule

13:30 JLT Novices Chase Info & Favourites
14:10 Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:50 Ryanair Chase Ryanair Chase 2019 Preview
15:30 Stayers Hurdle Info & Favourites
16:10 Brown Advisory Plate Info & Favourites
16:50 Trull House Stud Mares Hurdle Info & Favourites
17:30 Kim Muir Chase Cup Info & Favourites

Day 4: Friday 15th March 2019

The closing Friday is all about the big one, the crown jewel of this fixture that is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The crème de la crème of the chasing division do battle over a trip of 3m2f which will expose any chinks in the armour of even the most talented performer. For connections of the top chasers, this is the race they all want to win. Topping the bill on the undercard is the opening 2m1f Triumph Hurdle. The only contest of the week restricted solely to four year olds, it’s the perfect race to view the potential superstars of the future. 2018 Grand National winner, Tiger Roll first came to prominence in this race.

Cheltenham Day 4 Race Schedule

13:30 Triumph Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:10 County Handicap Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Info & Favourites
15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Gold Cup 2019 Preview
16:10 Foxhunter Chase Info & Favourites
16:50 Grand Annual Chase Info & Favourites
17:30 Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Info & Favourites

How to Bet on Cheltenham Festival?

The real thrill in the Cheltenham Festival comes in placing a bet on the outcome of the races, but how to go about it? Here are a few things to bear in mind when taking a look at the Cheltenham festival 2019 betting.

Choose Your Bookie

As mentioned sign up bonuses and Cheltenham betting offers throughout the festival will be in plentiful supply. Take a look around and pick out those which most appeal. Our site comes in handy in this regard – and remember you don’t have to stick to just the one bookmaker.

BoyleSports Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

BoyleSports is one of the biggest independent bookmakers in Ireland. The company was founded in 1989 and at that time it was a retail operation but subsequently moved online. The site is regulated by gambling commissions in the UK and Gibraltar. Customers with...

Black Type Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

Black Type was only founded in 2016 but the operator is owned by FSB Technology who have been producing for the online gamin sector since 2007. The company are traditional online bookmakers based in the UK. The site is only available in English and the target market...

Betfred Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

  Bet £10 Get £40 - Cheltenham Offer!   New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Promo period from 09:00 07/03/19 until 17:30 12/03/19. Register using the promo code CHELT40a and place first bet of at least £10 (odds evens or greater) on any Day 1 Cheltenham...

888Sport Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

  Bet £10 Get £30   18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply. Best Odds (BOG) iOS & Android Apps No Runner No Bet Live Streaming Ante Post Betting  Enhanced Odds

Ladbrokes Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

  Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets   18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned,...

Betfair’s Cheltenham Offers & Betting Guide

Up to £100 Free Bet New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply. Live Streaming Mobile Apps Exchange Ante Post Market Cash...

Coral’s Cheltenham Offers & Betting Guide

Bet £5 Get £20 + Double Your Winnings 18+. UK&IRE only. Online & Phone. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout,...

Betway’s Cheltenham Offers & Betting Guide

Up to £30 Free Bet + Money Back  New UK & Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Additional Terms Apply Live Streaming Mobile Apps; Ante Post #betyourway...

bet365 Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

Every year bet365 pit themselves against the big boys in the betting industry, and, this year will prove no different. The bet365 Cheltenham offers will be rolling in with some enticing offers set to be announced.

William Hill Cheltenham 2019 Offers & Betting Guide

  Bet £10 Get £30   New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Cheltenham promotions iOS & Android Apps No Runner No Bet...

Consider Your Betting Options

Any type of horseracing bet you can think of will be available when betting at Cheltenham, so be sure to weigh up the options. We would recommend each way bets for the handicaps, whilst for the Championship level contests a straight win bet may be the way to go. With markets such as “winning margins” and “betting without the favourite” also available, we really are spoilt for choice. And don’t forget the potentially lucrative returns on offer from those Lucky 15’s and Placepots.

Choose Horses To Bet On

There are many angles into the Cheltenham Festival, but one of the best is previous form at the track. That Cheltenham Hill has broken the hearts of many over the years, and a proven ability to conquer it can count for plenty. Also note those trainers and jockeys who are regularly amongst the winners here and ignore the Irish trained runners at your peril!

Cheltenham Live Streaming

If you are placing a bet on the Cheltenham Festival, then no doubt you would like to watch the action unfold. Thankfully when it comes to online betting for Cheltenham, many online bookmakers are perfectly happy to cater to this desire through their live streaming services.

William Hill, Bet365, Ladbrokes and BetVictor are just a few of the firms to provide this facility. These days though it would be quicker to list the firms who don’t offer live streaming for UK horse racing than those who do. The usual caveat is that you must have placed a bet on the event in question in order to access the live stream.

Past Winners

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners

Scene of one of the most titanic head to head tussles you are ever likely to witness, the 2018 renewal of this contest was a true classic. 15 went to post, but this race concerned just the two from a long way out as Colin Tizzard’s Native River and Nicky Henderson’s, Might Bite did battle on the front end.

In the end it was Native River who claimed gold as Might Bite finally, finally relented on the run in.

Tony Martin’s Anibale Fly fared best of the Irish raiders, coming with a late rattle for third.

2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners

Jessica Harrington enjoyed quite a year in 2017, but undoubtedly her crowning moment came here in the Gold Cup.

Winning the race at the first attempt with converted two miler, Sizing John was a career defining moment for the Irish handler.

Tough stayer Minella Rocco, finished best of all to fill second spot, with future winner of this race Native River in third.

2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners

Long touted as a superstar the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup was the race in which Gordon Elliott’s Don Cossack delivered on the biggest stage of all, coming home comfortably clear of fellow Irish raider, Djakadam.

With Don Poli filling third spot, this was a famous 1-2-3 for our friends from the Emerald Isle. Quite what would have happened had Cue Card not fallen in the closing stages, we will sadly never know.

Cheltenham Festival History Highlights

With origins harking back all the way to 1860, the Cheltenham Festival has now provided enough unforgettable moments to fill a book, but here are a few of our own personal favourites.

Kauto Star Regains His Crown

A handful of horses have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on more than one occasion over the years – Golden Miller won it five times – but only one horse has ever regained the crown having lost it. Victorious in 2007 but mastered by stablemate Denman in 2008, the Paul Nicholls runner Kauto Star showed the fire stilled burned bright at nine years of age when bringing the house down with victory in 2009.

Sprinter Sacre Back From The Brink

In his pomp the Nicky Henderson runner, Sprinter Sacre was the most talented performer seen over fences since the legendary Arkle. Reaching the pinnacle of the two mile chase division with victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2013, it all started to go wrong thereafter. Pulled up at Kempton suffering from an irregular heartbeat, there were many calls for his retirement as he looked a shadow of his former self in subsequent starts.

Henderson kept the faith though and in 2016 there were signs of some of that old sparkle returning. Seeing him return to the scene of his finest hour to master the hot favourite Un De Sceaux at the 2016 Festival was one of the most truly spine-tingling moments witnessed in this great sport.

Dickinson Dominance

Returning to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, surely the greatest ever Cheltenham training performance came in that race in 1983.

To saddle the winner is a feat in itself, to send out the 1-2-3-4-5 is therefore truly remarkable. Remarkable but not impossible as that is exactly what trainer Michael Dickinson achieved. Bregawn being the horse to lead the quintet home.

Bottom Line

Hopefully this Cheltenham betting guide will have served to whet your appetite for what is in our opinion one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world . A perfect introduction to those new to the sport of horse racing, and for existing fans, this is the most eagerly anticipated festival of the year. Good luck with your Cheltenham 2019 betting!

Questions & Answers 

What is tote betting?

As opposed to the set return of fixed odds betting, tote pool betting is also available at the Cheltenham festival. In tote betting all stakes are placed in a “pool” and then shared equally amongst the winners, minus a deduction for the pool operator. Pool bets can take the form of win bets, place bets, Placepots (picking a horse to be placed in the first six races on a card), forecasts and more. Most firms offer tote betting as an option, including Ladbrokes and Coral.

What does non runner no bet mean?

One of the main down sides of placing an ante-post bet is that should your selection not take part on the day, you will lose your stake. Thankfully this pitfall can be avoided at the Cheltenham Festival as many firms – including Ladbrokes, Coral, BetVictor and others – offer the non-runner no bet concession on their ante post Cheltenham Festival betting. As the name implies your stake will be returned should your selection not take part. Be sure to bear this in mind when checking out the betting for Cheltenham 2019.

How does each way betting work in horse racing?

An each way bet is effectively two separate bets of equal stakes. So for example a £1ew bet will cost £2 in total.
The first bet is a bet on the horse to win; this will be settled at the full odds taken.
The second bet is a bet on the horse to be placed. The term “placed” refers to finishing in the defined placed positions – this can be anything from the first two to the first four, depending upon the type of race and size of field. This portion of the bet will be settled at a fraction – either 1/4 or 1/5 – of the odds listed, again depending upon the type of race and size of field.