Cheltenham Betting & Odds
Cheltenham Festival Betting & Odds Guide 2019
Start Date: Tuesday 12th March
End Date: Friday 15th March
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH
About the 2019 Cheltenham Festival
The week of the Cheltenham Festival is the Crown Jewel in the UK Horse Racing Calendar, and 2019's offering is no exception.
Here at BetVictor you can find all of the betting, best odds, tips & guides for the 2019 festival - as well as all of our latest offers, bet boosts, free bets and trader tips.
You will be able to view each of the racecards, betting & odds for all four days of the festival as soon as they become available - and if you keep your eyes and ears to our social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter & Periscope, we will be keeping you updated with all of the latest ante post & on course news.
We also offer a range of special markets for festival week - Top Jockey, Top Trainer and more – including our great ‘Lengthen the odds’ markets, where you can pick your horse to win, and enhance the odds by picking it’s winning distance too. Alongside this we provide markets covering:
- Champions Day – The start of one of the UK’s biggest weeks in racing gets underway with several outstanding races. The highlight is undoubtedly the Champion Hurdle Challenge, but racing aficionados are spoilt for choice, with further Grade 1 action throughout the week. The Champion Hurdle itself is run over two miles and half a furlong, and is open to horses aged four years or older.
- Ladies Day
- St. Patricks Thursday
- Gold Cup
So, for all of your Cheltenham Festival needs – look no further than BetVictor. Simple as.
Some Cheltenham Festival History
The Cheltenham Festival has existed in some form or another for more than 150 years, though it was in 1904 that the Festival first took place at Cheltenham's famous Prestbury Park.
The world might have changed to an unrecognisable degree since those days, but the punter who chanced his arm on Golden Miller to win an unprecedented fifth Cheltenham Gold Cup back in 1936 probably isn't that different from today's racing fan.
More recently at the Cheltenham Festival:
Recent years haven't quite seen Miller's level of dominance in the Gold Cup, though Best Mate won three times on the bounce between 2002 and 2004. Kauto Star and Denman put on an entertaining battle for supremacy between 2007 and 2009 too - with the final score Star 2, Denman 1.
Outstanding horses, both. But it's Arkle who is widely viewed as the greatest chaser of all time, winning 27 of his 35 races - a haul that includes three consecutive Gold Cups from 1964 to '66'. The iconic Desert Orchid couldn't match that success - but his one Cheltenham Gold Cup victory in 1989 was nonetheless received with great joy by the popular grey's army of fans.
Other horses of note in recent times include Big Bucks, who won the World Hurdle four years on the bounce between 2009 and 2012 (with Ruby Walsh in the saddle – more of the illustrious Irishman soon)
And Sprinter Sacre won the Arkle Challenge Trophy in 2012 and the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2013, his steeplechase rating of 192 putting him behind just two horses, the aforementioned Arkle, and Flyingbolt, himself a memorable winner of the Champion Chase in 1966 (he won by 15 lengths).
In short, Cheltenham’s a venue where some of the most formidable racehorses of all time have cemented their place in history, a meeting steeped in tradition and sporting excellence – What’s not to like?