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Race Night

Before April has even come to a close and before the summer sees no further racing at Cheltenham Racecourse until October, Race Night provides a tremendous opportunity to witness some incredible racing at Cheltenham before the break.

Race Night also provides the only evening fixtures of Cheltenham’s racing calendar, making it an excellent opportunity to witness high-class racing without having to take time off work.

What’s more, is Race Night 2021 is scheduled to take place on Friday the 30th April ahead of the three-day bank holiday weekend. This gives ample opportunity to truly indulge in the occasion at Cheltenham.

Race Night is an amateur racing event that gives non-professionals a chance to fulfil their dreams of winning a race at Cheltenham Racecourse. After the cancellation of the 2020 edition, fans and contenders will be delighted to make an evening of this event in 2021.

There is no featured race on Cheltenham’s Race Night, with every race being as important as the last to those involved and in attendance.

The Cheltenham Club Open Hunters Steeple Chase

The first race of Race Night is The Cheltenham Club Open Hunters Steeple Chase. This fantastic class 5 race commences at 17:05 and is two miles and half a furlong in length.

The winner of this event back when Race Night last took place in 2019 was 11/4 second-favourite 13-year-old Sam Cavallaro ridden by jockey Bryan Carver. 6/4 race favourite Gustave Mahler started well but struggled to keep up with the pack, finishing in last place.

The last time this race was run it consisted of 7 runners and a first-place prize of £2,965. Second place was awarded £931 and third place took home £232.

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase

The second race of Race Night is the 17:40 Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase, measuring 3 miles and two furlongs in length.

The 2019 winner of this race was 6-year-old 11/1 outsider Latenightpass followed closely in second by 14/1 9-year-old Captain McGinley. 13/8 favourite Salvatore finished in third place in a race that saw 8 horses pulled up. 

Latenightpass raked in £4,744 for the first-place finish, while second-place Captain McGinley received £1,490 for finishing second. Favourite Salvatore took home £745 and fourth place Joshua Newman ridden Sixteen Letters received £372.

The KTDA Racing Hunters Steeple Chase

The Class 4 KTDA Racing Hunters Steeple Chase is next in line and takes place at 18:15. 

This three-mile and 1 and a half furlong Steeple Chase was won comfortably by seven-year-old 5/4 favourite Marcle Ridge in 2019, ridden by jockey Sam Jukes. This race also saw the ironic pull up of 6/1 Damut I’m Out.

Marcle Ridge’s first-place finish time of six minutes and forty-five seconds earned him £3,854, while second, third and fourth shared the remainder of the £6,500 prize pool.

The Cheltenham Open Final Hunters Steeple Chase

At the mid-point of this racing evening at Cheltenham Racecourse, we have The Cheltenham Open Final Hunters Steeple Chase. Beginning at 18:50, this Class 2 Steeple Chase stretches over 3 miles and two and a half furlongs.

In 2019, huge 1/4 favourite Hazel Hill only just edged the victory, fending off 12/1 7-year-old Caryto Des Brosses and winning by half a length after a sustained duel approaching the final post.

The Gotherington Mares Hunters Steeple Chase

The first race of the second half of the night is the 19:20 Gotherington Mares Hunters Steeple Chase. This moderate in length Class 4 Chase measures in at three miles and one and a half furlongs.

Age 7 11/4 second-favourite Kalabaloo took the £3,854 first-place prize back in 2019 after comfortably beating 8/13 favourite Theatre Territory who finished in second place.

The Notgrove Open Hunters Steeple Chase

The penultimate race of Race Night 2021 will be The Notgrove Open Hunters Steeple Chase, commencing at 19:50. This is also the longest race of the day with a distance of four miles and half a furlong.

17/2 second-favourite 11-year-old Southfield Theatre won this fixture back in 2019, racking up the £3,854 first-place prize with a winning time of 8 minutes and 48.7 seconds. 3/1 favourite Haymount finished in 4th after being outpaced and weakening from the halfway point.

The Junior Jumpers Hunters Steeple Chase

At 20:20 the lowering sun sets the perfect scene for the final race of Cheltenham’s Race Night. The Junior Jumpers Hunters Steeple Chase is a Class 5 Steeple Chase measuring two miles and five furlongs in length.

11-year-old 16/1 outsider Bishops Road stormed ahead comfortably to take the lead in the 2019 edition of this race. 11/10 race favourite headed after 5 out but then was quite honestly outpaced before mistakes were made two out.

The total prize pool for this race was £5,000, split between finishers from first to fourth.

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Odds

Whether you’re spectating live in attendance or viewing on TV from afar, events at Cheltenham Racecourse always initiate a conjuring of excellent odds at all of the best online bookies.

Fierce competition between bookmakers means they need to offer great prices and promotions to lure in customers to place bets with them at huge racing calendar events like Race Night.

The biggest upset of Cheltenham Racecourse’s Race Night back in 2019 was 16/1 outsider Bishops Road winning The Junior Jumpers Hunters Steeple Chase in the final race of the day. Just £10 on Bishops Road to win this race would have returned £160.00 in profits.

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase would also have been profitable for many punters, with 11/1 Latenightpass taking first place, and 14/1 Captain McGinley finishing second for those that would have placed an Each Way bet on this 9-year-old.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.

Tickets

Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at cheltenham.co.uk.

Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.

Hospitality

The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.

Odds

It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.