2017 Cheltenham Festival Betting: Promotions and Odds

Cheltenham Festival 2017
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The first day of the Cheltenham Festival is less than a week away as we prepare once again for another big day on the National Hung racing calendar. With more than two dozen races spread across four days of celebration, Cheltenham always delivers an experience like no other for the 250,000+ people who make their way to Cheltenham Racecourse for this one meet alone every year.

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Of course, betting plays a big part in the Cheltenham festivities and this year will be no different. Last year, Cheltenham betting sites were hammered to the tune of £60 million after a string of favorites performed as expected to give the betting public a big win over British bookies.Will the same thing happen once again? Not likely – the best horse racing betting sites are showing no signs of shyness this year. All the big names in Cheltenham Festival betting are back again with new promotions, rewards for loyal customers and more. And today, that will be our topic of discussion. Today’s post will lay out the best Cheltenham betting offers, compare the odds across the major racing bookmakers and offer a schedule of events so you have everything you need to bet successfully.

2017 Cheltenham Festival Schedule

Now that you are fully loaded with bonus offers, free bets and a variety of other promotions, we move on to a look at the full schedule of events for Cheltenham 2017.

Champion Day: 14 March, 2017

  • 13:30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
  • 14:10: Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
  • 14:50: Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
  • 15:30: Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
  • 16:10: OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race
  • 16:50: J T McNamara National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
  • 17:30: Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

Ladies Day: 15 March, 2017

  • 13:30: Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race
  • 14:10: RSA Steeple Chase
  • 14:50: Coral Cup Hurdle
  • 15:30: Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
  • 16:10: Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
  • 16:50: Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
  • 17:30: Weatherbys Champion Bumper

St. Patrick’s Day: 16 March, 2017

  • 13:30: JLT Novices’ Chase
  • 14:10: Pertemps Network Final
  • 14:50: Ryanair Steeple Chase
  • 15:30: Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle
  • 16:10: Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
  • 16:50: Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
  • 17:30: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Gold Cup Day: 17 March, 2017

  • 13:30: JCB Triumph Hurdle
  • 14:10: Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race
  • 14:50: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race
  • 15:30: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
  • 16:10: St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
  • 16:50: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race
  • 17:30: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

2017 Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds

The following tables compare the odds of the top 5 horses slated to run in each race. Many of these races will be contested by such a large number of horses that it would be impractical to list the odds on every horse here, so we are sticking with the top few horses in each race according to the current early odds. You can see the full list of prices by visiting the “view all” link at the bottom of any column.

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