What Are The Four Cheltenham Championship Races?

The Cheltenham Festival is the annual show piece event of the National Hunt season, when for four days in March every year, the great and the good of jump racing descend on Prestbury Park, for the Cheltenham Festival.

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There are 28 races in total at the Festival, with 7 races held on each of the 4 days. Nearly all of the 28 races are of the highest quality, but there are 4 main show piece races that stand out from everything else, with one held on each of the 4 days. All four of the races start at 3.30pm, and they are as follows……..

  • Champion Hurdle – The Champion Hurdle is the first showpiece race of the Festival, held every year on the Tuesday, which is called Champion Day.
  • Queen Mother Chase – Also known as the Champion Chase, the Queen Mother is always ran on the Wednesday, also known as Ladies Day.
  • Stayers’ Hurdle (previously known as the World Hurdle) – The Grade 1 showpiece race open to 4 year old’s and older is always ran on Thursdays, which is also called St Patrick’s Thursday.
  • Gold Cup – The Festival finale, and biggest race of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is always held on the Friday. The Friday is also – obviously – known as Gold Cup Day.

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