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The UK’s most popular racing festival Cheltenham returns as 2023 kicks off


This Cheltenham Festival back for 2023 exciting race week In the Cotswolds, racing fans lined up for what’s known as ‘The Greatest Show on the Grass’ as they descended the iconic course.

This Champion Barrier and the Gold Cup split the four-day meeting into perhaps the two highest-profile Tier 1 races; Raced on Tuesday’s opening day, Champions Barrier and superstar Constitution Hill are a heavy favorite for victory.

Meanwhile, Rachael Blackmore returns to Cheltenham to create more history. After a surprising win to retain the Gold Cup in 2022 a victory that helps Irish trainers victory He easily beat his English counterparts to easily secure the prestigious Prestbury Cup with a strong 10 wins compared to just 18 for the home horses.

According to a University of Gloucestershire study, the festival provides a massive £274m boost to the local economy and promises to be an exciting week, although organizers will hope the rains subside. competition whatever happens.

Follow all Day 1 action at Cheltenham below:


Cheltenham Festival: Day One race pass

  • Supreme Novices Barrier – 13:30
  • Arkle Challenge Cup – 14:10
  • Handicap Bell Tower Tracking – 14.50pm
  • Champion Obstacle Challenge Cup – 15:30
  • Mare Barrier – 16:10
  • Juvenile Disabled Disability – 16:50
  • National Hunting Bell Tower Chase Challenge Cup – 17.30

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:40


Cheltenham Festival 2023: Constitution Hill is out

One of the most anticipated events at this year’s Cheltenham will be the performance of Constitution Hill, who has yet to beat their previous five runs under the jockey Nico de Boinville.

Last year’s winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle heads to coach Nicky Henderson at this afternoon’s Champion Hurdle.

Looking to break his record for ninth wins in the Hurdle, Henderson softened expectations for the horse a bit this week, but there’s no doubt the six-year-old looks really talented.

“Constitution Hill does weird stuff, but he’s only had five laps in his life, and you have to remember that this was the very first day of his career,” Henderson warned.

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:35


Cheltenham Festival 2023: Can Ireland hold the Prestbury Cup?

Irish trainers scored a dominant Pretbury Cup victory in 2022, with their horses taking 18 of the 28 races of the week in four challenging days for British-bred competitors.

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:28


Cheltenham Festival 2023: Supreme Novices Obstacle Rates

And also thanks to BetfairThe latest odds for the opening are over the fence, with six-year-old Irish horse Facile Vega being the favourite.

Odds for Supreme Novices Block:

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:24


Cheltenham 2023: Rachael Blackmore hopeful for a good start to the festival

And the so-called Queen of Cheltenham has a runner up in the first race of the Festival, and Supreme Novices’ Hurdle contenders include Inthepocket.

“He’s a very good horse, he was in good shape to win a Grade 2 beginner hurdle at the Naas just before Christmas, probably jumping the last two hurdles didn’t help him and he ran a solid race. Grade 1 Tattersalls at the Dublin Racing Festival last time Ireland Novice Hurdle to finish second behind Il Etait Temps.

“He’s a horse with a great future and I hope he can run well here and start the week well.”

Rachael Blackmore believes Inthepocket has ‘great future’

(PA Wire)

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:20


Cheltenham Festival: a glimpse into 2022

Rachel Blackmore He etched himself further into racing folklore by adding the Cheltenham Gold Cup to 2021’s Grand National to lead the A Plus Tard to an out-of-control success at last year’s Chasing’s blue riband event.

All was not well for the A Plus Tard at last year’s Gold Cup, as Henry de Bromhead-trained stablemate Minella Indo and the queen of the jumping jockeys felt they had some unfinished business because they had chosen the wrong horse.

The 3-1 favorite was proven after a perfectly timed drive as he outstripped the previous winner.

Luke Baker14 March 2023 12:15


Cheltenham spectators prepare to sink over 200,000 pints of Guinness

Dublin stout is a popular drink at the prestigious spring event. diageo The brand is an important partner of the Festival.

Fans will be able to purchase non-alcoholic Guinness for the first time, including the first self-service bar at a UK racetrack.

274,000 spectators will be able to purchase pints of the alcoholic version for £7.50. according to this Sun.

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Gold Cup day this year, and Friday will be the most lucrative afternoon for beer vendors.

Luke Baker14 March 2023 12:10


Cheltenham Festival 2023: One in five Brits admit to being fans of ‘good weather’ horse racing

Researchers surveyed 2,000 adults and half horse race it happened – although many say that fleeting attention can lead to year-round love sport.

As many as 90 percent of followers of the three major racing events – Cheltenham, Great Nationand Ascot – typically betting on six races will experience a surge.

And 26 percent take their interest to another level by purchasing a copy of the Racing Post to find an “absolute certification.”

31 percent have arranged social gatherings with their family and friends so they can enjoy all the ups and downs of race day.

Harry Latham-Coyle14 March 2023 12:02


How many horses died at the Cheltenham Festival this century?

Unfortunately, Cheltenham is also teeming with tragedy, which has been a very regular occurrence with the death of horses over the past 23 years. We hope all of our runners and riders get around safely at this year’s Festival.

Luke BakerMarch 14, 2023 at 11:58


Cheltenham weather: How is Day 1 of the 2023 Festival going?

The dry and at times cold winter has caused many problems on both sides of the Irish Sea in the last few months, and there could be harsher conditions for both competitors and spectators over the next four days. Wind and rain are forecast to hit Cheltenham, but today’s trajectory could be the best of the week.

Luke Baker14 March 2023 11:53