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The Showcase

Almost six months after horses will have last stepped hoove on Cheltenham Racecourse, The Showcase is set to take place from Friday the 22nd to Saturday the 23rd October 2021.

This fantastic two-day event sees the return of horseracing to Cheltenham Racecourse after the long summer break, offering 14 excellent races for spectators to enjoy over the course of the two days.

The 2021 edition of this event is set to be a magnificent return for regular attendees of The Showcase that were unable to attend in 2020 as races were behind closed doors.

Day One – Friday

Day One of The Showcase is scheduled to take place on Friday the 22nd of October 2021. Day one will consist of seven fixtures including the featured race The Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase halfway through the day at 15:35.

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race

The first race of The Showcase Day One begins at 13:50 and is The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race. This race is two miles and five furlongs in length and was won last time out by 9/1 outsider Does He Know.

The Matchbook Better Way To Bet Novices’ Steeple Chase

The Matchbook Better Way To Bet Novices’ Steeple Chase is the second race of The Showcase Day One at Cheltenham Racecourse and covers a distance of three miles and half a furlong. In 2020, this race was won by the popular favourite Galvin who set off with a starting price of 2/1.

This year’s Showcase racecard has this race scheduled in for a 14:25 start.

The squareintheair.com Handicap Hurdle Race

Starting at 15:00, this Class 3 Handicap Hurdle race covers a distance of two miles and five furlongs. 15/2 second-favourite Captain Tom Cat took the £9,487 first-place prize in this race behind closed doors in 2020. This race had the crowd buzzing as huge 28/1 outsider Debestyman took the second-place prize.

The Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase

The featured race of Day One at The Showcase is the 15:35 Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase at two miles long, boasting a prize pool of £48,000 with just over £30,000 going to the winner.

6-year-old third-favourite Rouge Vif won this race in 2020 after fixture favourite Beat The Judge edged into third and second-favourite Scardura unseated jockey Sam Twiston-Davies.

The Catesby Estates Maiden Hurdle Race

Heading into the second half of Day One, the 16:10 Catesby Estates Maiden Hurdle Race is the next fixture to take place. This race of just over two miles was won last year by 4/11 clear favourite Faivoir.

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices’ Steeple Chase

The penultimate race of the first day of The Showcase is the two-mile in length 16:45 Two Farmers Crisps Novices’ Steeple Chase. Nicky Henderson trained Fusil Raffles entered this race as 4/5 favourite and won as comfortably as expected.

The Back and Lay at Matchbook Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race

The final race of Day One is The Back and Lay at Matchbook Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race. The race begins at 17:15 and is two miles and half a furlong in length. 5/1 Tegerek took home the £7,213 first-place prize last October.

Day Two – Saturday

Day Two of The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse is scheduled to take place on Friday the 22nd of October 2021. Day Two, like Day One, will offer seven thrilling fixtures including the featured race The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase halfway through the day at 15:50.

The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race

The first fixture of Day Two is the 14:05 Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race. This two-mile and half a furlong Hurdle race was won by Botox Has last year with a starting price of 11/2.

The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices’ Steeple Chase

Beginning at 14:40 and stretching two miles and four furlongs around Cheltenham Racecourse is The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices’ Steeple Chase.

2/1 second-favourite won the £12,512 first-place prize in 2020 in a race that only saw 4 horses compete.

The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Race

The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Race is a three-mile Hurdle race that is scheduled to begin at 15:15 on Day Two of The Showcase 2021. In 2020, 12/1 outsider Honest Vic won comfortably as the favourite horses failed to perform.

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase is the featured race at Cheltenham’s Showcase Day Two. It’s scheduled to commence at 15:50 and will see some of the most elite horses power around three miles and one furlong of Cheltenham Racecourse.

9/2 second-favourite Frodon won the £30,029 first-place prize for this fixture last time out.

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices’ Hurdle Race

At 16:25 and measuring a length of about three miles is The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices’ Hurdle Race.

Streets Of Doyen won this race in 2020 with a modest starting price of 11/4.

The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders’ Handicap Steeple Chase

The penultimate race of The Showcase 2021 will be The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders’ Handicap Steeple Chase. Beginning at 17:00, this Steeple Chase measures at about three miles and one furlong in length.

20/1 outsider Bormeo made some dreams come true last October with many favourites pulling up.

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race

The final event of The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse 2021 will be The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race. This exhilarating final race will be two miles and half a furlong in length and is due to kick off at 17:35.

The trainer-jockey dream-team of Nicky Henderson and Nico De Boinville ensured 4/1 I Am Maximus would take the £8,758 first-place prize from this race in 2020.

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Odds

Events at Cheltenham Racecourse are always sure to bring the best odds out of the bookies. This is proven by the £200 profit a £10 bet would have made on 20/1 Bormeo to win The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders’ Handicap Steeple Chase last October.

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.