Thousands gather for day one at Cheltenham festival

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 broke up the four-day meeting as perhaps the most high-profile Tier 1 race, which saw the Champion Hurdle raced on Tuesday’s opening day and superstar horse Constitution Hill win in a canter after starting out overwhelmingly. , heavily supported favorite.

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:


We are waiting for the second day

Tomorrow’s race will be the Champion Chase, with last year’s winner Energumene running in the color of Brighton & Hove Alboin owner Tony Bloom looking to regain the trophy.

We will have more live updates as the race starts again at 13:30.

Michael Jones14 March 2023 18:06


Today’s Cheltenham results: every race winner at the 2023 Festival

Tuesday opens with Champions Day, and with all eyes on Nicky Henderson’s undefeated Constitution Hill, last year’s winner Honeysuckle is chasing victory in what may be his final race, the Mares’ Hurdle.

Wednesday is Women’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day falls on the Thursday before the Festival’s grand climax with the Gold Cup on Friday.

Michael Jones14 March 2023 18:00


Coach Willie Mullins on Racing TV:

“We are very lucky to have two winners today. I was having a cup of tea, I thought this is over, I didn’t see him win until the other horse fell but I need luck.

“He has a lot of stamina, but he didn’t get it the way I thought. I think the Irish National Championship may come too soon for him. It was a tough race.”

Michael Jones14 March 2023 17:56


Result of National Hunting Novices Tracking

1 Gaillard Du Mesnil – 10/11

Michael Jones14 March 2023 17:44



Chemial Energy is jumping over the last fence in front, but Patrick Mullins atop Gaillard Du Mesnil shifts the horse into another gear and runs through for the win!

Michael Jones14 March 2023 17:40


National Hunting Recruits Tracking

Mahler Mission collapsed! Despite a great lead, he falls from second to last.

Chemical Energy moves forward as Gaillard Du Mesnil ramps up its pace.

Michael Jones14 March 2023 17:39


National Hunting Recruits Tracking

Mahler Mission and Mister Coffey lead the way down the hill to the last three fences. Chemical Energy is third behind Gaillard Du Mesnil.

Michael JonesMarch 14, 2023 at 17:38


National Hunting Recruits Tracking

Gaillard Du Mesnil is advancing on the pitch, just behind the leaders to sixth place.

Michael JonesMarch 14, 2023, 17:37


National Hunting Recruits Tracking

Bellatrxsa takes the lead and a mistake by Fakiera knocks her down to fourth place. Minella Crooner is located close to the façade.

Michael JonesMarch 14, 2023, 17:36


National Hunting Recruits Tracking

They’re going over fence number six and Fakiera is in second place, about a neck from Bellatrixsa. Still nothing from Gaillard Du Mesnil.

Michael JonesMarch 14, 2023, 17:36