Cheltenham Festival 2021 Racing Schedule

This week is the Cheltenham Festival running from Tuesday 16th March 2021 to Friday 19th March 2021. It is one of the biggest festivals in the horse racing jumps calendar.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions Cheltenham Festival, which is usually attended by thousands of fans across the 4 day meet, will run behind closed doors. All coverage will be able to watch on ITV with live streams online and available on the radio.

There are seven races daily on the card with the feature race each day at 3.05pm.

Day One

1:20pm – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race (2m abt ½f) – Hurdle

1:55pm – The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (abt 2m) – Chase

2:30pm – The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase (3m abt 1f) – Chase

3:05pm – The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m abt ½f) – Hurdle

3:40pm – The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race (2m abt 4f) – Hurdle

4:15pm – The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3) (2m abt 4½f) – Chase

4:50pm – The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2) (3m abt 6f) – Chase

Day Two

1:20pm – The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race (2m abt 5f) – Hurdle

1:55pm – The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1) (3m abt ½ f) – Chase

2:30pm – The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3) (2m abt 5f) – Hurdle

3:05pm – The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1) (Abt 2m) – Chase

3:40pm – The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase (3m 6f) – Chase

4:10pm – The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3) (2m abt ½f) – Chase

4:50pm – The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1) (2m abt ½f) – Bumper

Day Three

1:20pm – The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (2m abt 4f) – Chase

1:55pm – The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed) (Abt 3m) – Hurdle

2:30pm – The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1) (2m abt 5f) – Chase

3:05pm – The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (abt 3m) – Hurdle

3:40pm – The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3) (2m abt 5f) – Chase

4:15pm – The Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (2m 1f) – Hurdle

4:50pm – The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145) (3m abt 2f) – Chase

Day Four

1:20pm – The JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m abt 1f) – Hurdle

1:55pm – The County Handicap Hurdle Race (2m abt 1f) – Hurdle

2:30pm – The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (abt 3m) – Hurdle

3:05pm – The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1) (3m abt 2½ f) – Chase

3:40pm – The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase (3m abt 2½ f) – Chase

4:15pm – The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeple Chase (2m abt ½f) – Chase

4:50pm – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2m abt 4½ f) – Hurdle