Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide 2017
The Cheltenham Festival is a National Hunt meeting held every March in the UK, second only in popularity to The Grand National. It is the showcase meeting for the best of the British and Irish bred racehorses and tends to coincide with St Patrick’s day, making it a popular destination for Irish racing fans. We have all the best Cheltenham Free Bets available exclusive to our site which can be seen on the right.
We also have exclusive Cheltenham Tips from Hector for each and every day and with the contacts he has, you can be sure he'll be in the know!
Hector's Cheltenham Tips
If there’s one man that has a hotline to the private phones of top jockeys, trainers and of course one Mr Paddy Power then it's Ireland’s favourite racing fanatic Hector O hEochagain.
Hector has teamed up with us for the 2014 Cheltenham Festival providing us with his ante post picks and of course his daily tips live from The Festival. Remember to join our e-mail list for all the latest news and offers up in the top corner of this page.
Click here for Hectors Tips Page.
The 4 days of racing together attract over 200,000 spectators and each day has a special main race and several other lesser races on which hundreds of millions of pounds are gambled. For the racing fraternity, Cheltenham is the pinnacle of the season and both trainers and jockeys all dream of having a winner at the show-piece event on the racing calendar.
A quick run-through of the 4 days racing can be mapped out like this. Day one's main event is The Stan James Champion Hurdle where all the best jumpers have their chance to shine, Day two is the Queen Mother Champion Chase where speed and jumping ability are the skills tested to the maximum. Day three has the World Hurdle as the main event and finally on the last day The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup takes stage. This is the top race of the week, a steeplechase over 3m2f and crowns the best chaser of the year.
Combine all these main events with a top quality program of other races and you have the Cheltenham races. But this is not complete without the wonderful atmosphere generated at the week long party. The 200,000 racing fans are renowned for what’s become known as “the Cheltenham roar”. A massive cacophony of sound that emerges from the crowd in excitement at the tape is raised for the start of the first race and is indeed a sporting moment to experience.
Over the run up to the festival and of course daily during the festival, we at will be bringing you the most up to the minute tips and news on all horses, trainers, jockeys and betting markets. Our team of expert tipsters will be running a daily selection service and we are offering exclusive betting offers and enhanced prices only available through Cheltenham Festival.ie. Check out our Betting Guide for all the guidance you will need to make a profit from Cheltenham 2016.
We also have Live Odds on all the main race pages from the leading bookmakers.