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Cheltenham Festival 2024 race card, dates, start times and full four-day schedule

A full run down of all the races at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival

Lawrence Ostlere
Friday 15 March 2024 16:23 GMT
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The horse racing season has fully hit its stride, with the great spectacle that is the Cheltenham Festival about to come to an end.

The Festival takes place over four days in March, starting with Champion Day, then it’s Style Wednesday on day two, and St Patrick’s Day falling on day three before finishing with Gold Cup Day.

There are 28 races to enjoy, which began with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle won by Rachael Blackmore on Slade Steel, as well as State Man taking the Champion Hurdle, while Friday’s finale will feature the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Legendary Irish trainer Willie Mullins will be looking to make it six years in a row as the trainer with the most wins at the Festival, while his jockey Paul Townend has been the outstanding rider in three of the past four years. The jockey who broke that streak, Blackmore, is also hoping to make her mark on Cheltenham this year.

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Jockey Paul Townend, right, with Irish trainer Willie Mullins (AFP via Getty Images)

When is 2024 Cheltenham Festival?

The Festival begins on Tuesday 12 March and concludes on Friday 15 March.

The first race is scheduled for 1.30pm GMT each day, and the final race of the day is set to begin at 5.30pm. The championship race will be run at 3.30pm.

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Here is the full race schedule:

Champion Day – Tuesday, March 12

13:30 - Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 1. Slade Steel 7/2; 2. Mystical Power 10/3; 3. Firefox 11/2

14:10 - Arkle Challenge Trophy: 1. Gaelic Warrior 2/1; 2. Found A Fifty 13/2; 3. Il Etait Temps 7/2

14:50 - Handicap Steeple Chase: 1. Chianti Classico 6/1; 2. Twig 28/1; 3. Meetingofthewaters 6/1

15:30 - Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy: 1. State Man 4/11; 2. Irish Point 9/2; 3. Luccia 50/1

16:10 - Mares’ Hurdle: 1. Lossiemouth 4/6; 2. Telmesomethinggirl 25/1; 3. Hispanic Moon 50/1

16:50 - Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: 1. Lark In The Mornin’ 9/1; 2. Eagles Reign 80/1; 3. Ndaawi 12/1

17:30 - National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup: 1. Corbetts Cross 15/8; 2. Embassy Gardens 7/4; 3. Mr Vango 14/1

Style Wednesday – Wednesday, March 13

13:45 - Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle: 1. Ballyburn 1/2; 2. Jimmy Du Seuil 50/1; 3. Ile Atlantique 13/2

14:30 - Novices’ Steeple Chase: 1. Fact To File 8/11; 2. Monty’s Star 11/2; 3. Giovinco 40/1

15:15 - Coral Cup Hurdle: 1. Langer Dan 13/2; 2. Ballyadam 13-2; 3. Shanbally Kid 12/1

16:00 - Queen Mother Champion Chase: 1. Captain Guinness 11/1; 2. Gentleman de Mee 22/1; 3. Funambule Sivola 125/1

16:10 - Cross Country Chase - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

16:50 - Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase Challenge Cup: 1. Unexpected Party 12/1; 2. Libberty Hunter 6/1; Path D’oroux 10/1

17:30 - Champion Bumper: 1. Jasmin De Vaux 9/2; Romeo Coolio 18/1; Jalon D’oudairies 3/1

St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 14

13:30 - Turners Novices’ Chase: 1. Grey Dawning 5/2; 2. Ginny’s Destiny 11/2; 3. Djelo 25/1

14:10 - Pertemps Handicap Hurdle: 1. Monmiral 25/1; 2. Kyntara 16/1; 3. Cuthbert Dibble 11/2

14:50 - Ryanair Steeple Chase: 1. Protektorat 17/2; 2. Envoi Allen 9/4; 3. Conflated 11/1

15:30 - Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle: 1. Teahupoo 5/4; 2. Flooring Porter 9/1; 3. Home By The Lee 16/1

16:10 - TrustATrader Plate Handicap Chase: 1. Shakem Up’arry 8/1; 2. Crebilly 7/2; 3. Star Fan Jack 28/1

16:50 - Mares Novices’ Hurdle: 1. Golden Ace 10/1; 2. Brighterdaysahead 5/6; 3. Birdie Or Bust 10/1

17:30 - Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup: 1. Inothewayurthinkin 13/8; 2. Git Maker 28/1; 3. Whacker Clan 7/2

Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 15

13:30 - Triumph Hurdle: 1. Majborough 6/1; 2. Kargese 4/1; 3. Salver 10/1

14:10 - County Handicap Hurdle: 1. Absurde 12/1; 2. L’eau Du Sud 7/2; 3. Pied Piper 14/1

14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 1. Stellar Story 33/1; 2. The Jukebox Man 18/1; 3. Dancing City 8/1

15:30 - Cheltenham Gold Cup: 1. Galopin Des Champs 10/11; 2. Gerri Colombe 13/2; 3. Corach Rambler 14/1

16:10 - Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase: 1. Sine Nomine 8/1; 2. Its On The Line 11/8; 3. Time Leader 50/1

16:50 - Mares’ Steeple Chase

17:30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle

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