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Cheltenham Festival LIVE: 5:30 result, tips and latest odds after exciting Gold Cup race

Cheltenham schedule, racecard and all the action as the Festival concludes on Day 4, Gold Cup Day

Michael Jones
at Cheltenham
Friday 15 March 2024 18:03 GMT
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Cheltenham Festival concludes on Day 4 after a thrilling opening day to ‘the greatest show on turf’ was followed by more Irish dominance on Day 2 before a British revival sparked by the Skelton brothers yesterday.

The opening two days saw plenty of success for Willie Mullins, who finally hit his historic milestone of a century of victories at the Cheltenham Festival but went winless on St. Patrick’s Thursday. However, he’s trained the favourite of the showpiece race with Galopin Des Champs looking to retain the Gold Cup this afternoon.

Harry Skelton and Paul Townend are vying for the leading jockey title with both sitting on four wins heading into the final day while Rachael Blackmore trails behind on two and could be in contention.

More than 60,000 spectators are expected to flock to Prestbury Park again for the Festival’s conclusion looking to beat the bookmakers, with today’s schedule including the Triumph Hurdle first up at 1.30pm, as well as the County Handicap Hurdle, the Albert Bartless Novices Hurdle, and of course, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Follow all of our coverage from the 2024 Cheltenham Festival below plus get the best each-way odds and tips for Day 4 here and a full analysis of the best bets in the Gold Cup here:


How to buy tickets for the Cheltenham Festival

Tickets are being sold to the general public across the four days. There are a number of options, including the Club Enclosure, the Tattersalls Enclosure and Best Mate Enclosure, which is the cheapest with prices from £52 per person. Grandstand tickets have sold out.

Check here to see if you are eligible for Cheltenham free bets.

(Mike Egerton/PA Wire)
Mike Jones15 March 2024 08:21

Cheltenham Festival 2024: Where can I watch on TV?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the first five races of the day on ITV 1, with coverage on the channel beginning at 1pm GMT every day until 4.30pm GMT. The races can also be streamed online via ITVX.

There is also a preview show each morning from 8.30am GMT to 10am GMT which is shown on ITV4 and ITVX.

The final two races of each day will not be shown on ITV but fans wanting to watch can do so via Racing TV. Subscriptions for the channel, which shows every race from the festival, are available through Sky and Virgin Media and online through its website and app.

Coverage on Racing TV begins at 12.30pm GMT every day, with coverage ending after the final race.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 08:14

How the Cheltenham Festival provides the finest climax to the jump racing season

Every sport has its peak. That one test of endurance, ability, skill, and luck. For professional footballers and rugby stars it would be the World Cup, England cricketers may point to the Ashes, for National Hunt jockeys? That pinnacle is the Cheltenham Festival.

Four days of demanding racing, against the best horses and riders, in front of a bumper crowd with prestige, glory, and prize money all on the line.

At Cheltenham there’s a champion race each day with Tuesday hosting the Champion Hurdle, Wednesday the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Thursday the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle and Friday culminating with the 100th anniversary of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

How the Cheltenham Festival provides the finest climax to the jump racing season

Over four days of intense racing, jockeys, trainers, and owners compete in the greatest test against the best

Mike Jones15 March 2024 08:07

Good morning!

This is it, this is the one everyone has been waitin for all week. It’s Cheltenham Gold Cup day!

After a revival in the Prestbury Cup on Thursday there is still a chance the the British trainers and jockeys can come out on top. Ireland lead 12-8 but five winners from seven races yesterday proves there’s a bit of fight and skill on offer from the stables on this side of the Irish Sea.

Harry Skelton will be hoping for a couple of winners as he challenges Paul Townend for the leading jockey title while Willie Mullins’ Galopin Des Champs looks to win consecutive Gold Cups.

Today should be a cracking conclusion to the 2024 festival so stick with us as we bring you the latest updates, odds, tips and more throughout the day.

Mike Jones15 March 2024 08:00

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