From racing fans, punters, to providers of Cheltenham Festival tips – everyone is now ready to witness one of the biggest horse racing events in the UK. Here are some details to take note of to be well-guided about the upcoming festival.
Taking place from March 12 to 15, the Cheltenham Festival 2019 is a 4-day event featuring a total of 28 exciting races. Each day, there are seven races to watch as the meeting attracts the best jumps horses from Ireland and Britain. More than 260,000 people are expected to attend the race meet that will take place at Prestbury Park.
Racing starts at 1:30 pm with a 40-minute interval between every contest. The final race begins at 5:30 pm, leaving punters and race enthusiasts plenty of time to gather Cheltenham tips and pick winning horses. Some of the biggest races throughout the 4-day event are the Champion Hurdle, Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, and Queen Mother Champion Chase, just to name a few.
When it comes to horses running at the festival, many are looking forward to seeing Buveur D’Air defend his Champion Hurdle title. The same goes for Altior as he tries to retain his crown at the Queen Mother Champion Chase. 2018 Gold Cup winner Native River also hopes to become the first horse to defend his title.
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