Cheltenham Festival is a huge highlight of the horse-racing calendar and the 2023 edition is coming up this week.
From The Gold Cup and The Champion Chase, Cheltenham is always full of drama as thousands of fans flock of the famous Gloucestershire course.
Rachael Blackmore was the star of the show last year, claiming glory in the Champion Hurdle with Honeysuckle before going on to also clinch victory in the showpiece race, The Gold Cup, on A Plus Tard.
The superstar jockey will be back for more this year but will be up against the best in her sport at Cheltenham.
talkSPORT will once again bring you all the action from the prestigious meeting.
Cheltenham Festival: Date and start time
The 2023 Cheltenham Festival will run from Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17.
The meeting is run over four days with seven races on each day – so 28 in total.
The first race of each day will be due off at 1:30pm with the last run at 5:30pm.
Tuesday is traditionally Champion Day, Wednesday is Ladies Day, Thursday is St Patrick’s Thursday and Friday is Gold Cup day.
The week features 14 Grade 1 races with the best horses, trainers and jockeys going head-to-head.
Cheltenham Festival: How to follow
talkSPORT will once again be at the heart of Cheltenham, bringing you live coverage of the elite racing.
You can listen via talkSPORT.com and the talkSPORT app throughout the week.
The action is also set to be shown on free-to-air television on ITV.
Cheltenham Festival: Race guide and results
There will be 28 races run at the 2023 festival and here is your race-by-race guide.
Champion Day – Tuesday, March 14
- 13:30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
- 14:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy
- 14:50 Handicap Steeple Chase
- 15:30 Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
- 16:10 Mares’ Hurdle
- 16:50 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
- 17:30 National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
Ladies Day – Wednesday, March 15
- 13:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
- 14:10 Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase
- 14:50 Coral Cup Hurdle
- 15:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase
- 16:10 Cross-Country Steeple Chase
- 16:50 Grand Annual Handicap Chase
- 17:30 Champion Bumper
St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 17
- 13:30 Turners Novices’ Chase
- 14:10 Pertemps Network Final Hurdle
- 14:50 Ryanair Chase
- 15:30 Stayers’ Hurdle
- 16:10 County Plate Chase
- 16:50 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
- 17:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 17
- 13:30 Triumph Hurdle Jump
- 14:10 Country Handicap Hurdle
- 14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
- 15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase
- 16:10 Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase
- 16:50 Mares’ Chase
- 17:30 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
Cheltenham Festival: Betting tips
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