Cheltenham Racecourse is arguably the most famous National Hunt course in the United Kingdom. Located on Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire, the course is the host of the world renowned Cheltenham Festival.
What makes Cheltenham unique is that there are actually two courses at the venue, the Old Course and the New Course. There is also a Cross Country course that can be found in the middle of new course. The course has had recent redevelopment and a £45m Princess Royal Stand completed this development in 2015.
The festival is a four day feast of top level racing where the best horses in Britain and Ireland contest some of the most notable races of the year. These include the four championship races which are the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, World Hurdle and of course the Gold Cup. Notable winners at the festival in recent years have included Kauto Star, Denman, Hurricane Fly, Big Bucks and Altior. Looking further back in history and you will find horses like Desert Orchid, Mill House and Arkle all won at the festival.
There is no National Hunt festival comparable to Cheltenham and it is one of the biggest betting weeks of the year in Britain and Ireland. There will be plenty of Cheltenham Free Bets available during the festival so do not miss out in March.
Racing is not limited to the festival at Cheltenham and it takes place with regularity between November and April. They host in excess of 40 graded races over the course of what is pretty much five months of action.
Punters will be disappointed with the recent retirement of Ruby Walsh. That is because he was regularly punters go to jockey during the festival and he held a 21% strike rate at the track. In terms of owners it may be best to focus on the Irish owners Gigginstown House Stud. They have already won 30 races at Cheltenham and have a profit of £56.22 at time of writing. Cheltenham tips are also rife in the lead up to the festival so make sure you do your research.
History is made at Cheltenham every year with horses, jockeys, trainers and owners inking their names into racing folklore. Why not take advantage of some Cheltenham Free Bets whether it be at the festival or at some of their slightly more low key meetings held between the Autumn and early Spring. Bookmakers will also put on plenty of Cheltenham free bets existing customers can take advantage. You may even find some free bets Cheltenham no deposit offers. The Cheltenham offers 2019 were certainly not disappointing.