Cheltenham Festival tips 2023
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When is the Cheltenham Festival 2023?
The Cheltenham Festival for 2023 starts on Tuesday March 14th 2023 with Champions Day lasting four days until it culminates with the world renowned, Gold Cup Day on the final day – Friday 17th March 2023.
The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest four days of the jumps season. It consists of 28 races, seven per day, and hosts many of the season-defining championship races such as the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. First race of the Cheltenham Festival gets underway at 1.30 and is the Supreme Novices Hurdle. The start is celebrated by the crowd as we hear the Cheltenham Roar!
The Festival is the zenith of the National Hunt season that provides an unrivalled buzz as 250,000 people descend onto the beautiful Cotswold Hills over four days of scintillating action in March, and millions more watch on TV. The Cheltenham Festival takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucester.
This is our FOURTEENTH Cheltenham Festival…
We’re no strangers to the “greatest show on turf”, having founded Free Racing Tips in the summer of 2008, we first rocked up to the 2009 Festival, and witnessed the legendary Kauto Star become the first horse in history to regain his Gold Cup crown, beating his stablemate (and 2008 gold cup winner) Denman by thirteen lengths. It would also turn out to be the first of many gold cup winners that we’d tip to our members.
But of course, it’s not just about the big race – there’s 28 races over the four days, starting with the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Day One, and ending with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle on Day Four.
And we’ve got tips for them all…
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He’s not only one of our most experienced tipsters (having been tipping professionally for six years), but he also shares his extensive knowledge with his members by providing a full analysis of every one of his selections.
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Our famous FREE Cheltenham Tips magazine
We’re now in the seventh year of producing our much-loved Cheltenham Festival Tips guide. Initially sent to a few hundred FRT VIP club members, we’ve sent it to more and more people every year – with 27,067 people grabbing a copy last year!
In your FREE Cheltenham Tips magazine, you’ll get:
- Antepost thoughts and tips
- In-depth insights on the likely runners and riders
- At-a-glance stats, showing you the lessons learnt from previous years
- Bonus tips and “festival special” bets.
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Cheltenham in numbers
People attending Live
People watching on ITV Racing
Festival winners tipped by FRT
Bundles of Birch used on the fences – 5000
Shortest Distance Raced at the Festival – 2 miles
Number of fences in the Gold Cup – 22
Prize Money – £4,590,000
Pints of Guinness sold – 236,472
Drinks Spilt in Celebration – 111630+
View our Cheltenham Festival 2023 Tips:
You can see the latest antepost thoughts on every single race for the 2023 festival here:
- Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – Champion Day Tips
- Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Ladies Day Tips
- Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – St Patrick’s Day Tips
- Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Gold Cup Day Tips
However, these previews are often written well in advance of race day – and we know a LOT more information on the morning of the races – what the going is; all the runners and riders have been declared, and we know who’s in form – and who’s not!
In order to get our updated thoughts, you must be a registered Free Racing Tips member (Don’t worry – it’s FREE to join!) – you’ll then get our very latest up-to-the minute thoughts on the likely contenders, and his final tips.
VIP club & Cheltenham members will receive our tips on the morning of the races – usually by 9am.
Cheltenham Festival Race Cards
Cheltenham Festival Tuesday
|13:30||The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race||2m abt ½f||Hurdle|
|14:10||The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase||abt 2m||Chase|
|14:50||The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase||3m abt 1f||Chase|
|15:30||The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy|
|2m abt ½f||Hurdle|
|16:10||The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race||2m abt 4f||Hurdle|
|16:50||The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)||2m abt 4½f||Chase|
|17:30||The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)||3m abt 6f||Chase|
Cheltenham Festival Wednesday
|13:30||The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race||2m abt 5f||Hurdle|
|14:10||The Festival Novices’ Chase (RSA Chase) (Grade 1)||3m abt ½ f||Chase|
|14:50||The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)||2m abt 5f||Hurdle|
|15:30||The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)|
|16:10||The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase||3m 6f||Chase|
|16:50||The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)||2m abt ½f||Chase|
|17.30||The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)||2m abt ½f||Bumper|
Cheltenham Festival Thursday
|13:30||The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)||2m abt 4f||Chase|
|14:10||The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)||Abt 3m||Hurdle|
|14:50||The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)|
|2m abt 5f||Chase|
|15:30||The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)||abt 3m||Hurdle|
|16:10||The Craft Irish Whiskey Co Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)||2m abt 5f||Chase|
|16:50||The Daylesford Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)||2m 1f||Hurdle|
|17:30||The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)||3m abt 2f||Chase|
Cheltenham Festival Friday
|13:30||The JCB Triumph Hurdle||2m abt 1f||Hurdle|
|14:10||The County Handicap Hurdle Race||2m abt 1f||Hurdle|
|14:50||The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race||abt 3m||Hurdle|
|15:30||The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)||3m abt 2½ f||Chase|
|16:10||The St. James’s Place Open Hunters Chase||3m abt 2½ f||Chase|
|16:50||The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase||2m abt ½f||Chase|
|17:30||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||2m abt 4½ f||Hurdle|
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