Cheltenham Festival 2018: Full race schedule

Cheltenham Festival 2018: Full race schedule

Cheltenham festival 2018

The best British and Irish-trained horses head to Cheltenham Racecourse for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival from 13-16 March.

Tuesday, 13 March - Champion Day

Second favourite Buveur D'Air, ridden by Noel Fehily, stormed to victory in the Champion Hurdle
Buveur D'Air, ridden by Noel Fehily, stormed to victory in the Champion Hurdle in 2017

13:30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle 2m ½f

14:10: Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase 2m

14:50: Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 1f

15:30: Unibet Champion Hurdle 2m ½f

16:10: OLBG Mares' Hurdle Race 2m 4f

16:50:National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (amateur and novices) 4m

17:30: Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4½f

BBC coverage

13:00-16:00 - BBC Radio 5 live

16:00-17:45 - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Wednesday, 14 March - Ladies' Day

Special Tiara competes in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Ladies Day
The Queen Mother Champion Chase was given its title in 1980 in honour of the Queen Mother's 80th birthday

13:30: Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race 2m 5f

14:10: RSA Steeple Chase 3m ½f

14:50: Coral Cup (handicap hurdle) 2m 5f

15:30: Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase 2m

16:10: Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase 3m 6f

16:50: Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap 2m 1½f

17:30: Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2m ½f

BBC coverage

13:00-16:00 - BBC Radio 5 live

16:00-17:45 - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Thursday, 15 March - St Patrick's Thursday

Ruby Walsh wins the 2017 Stayers' Hurdle
Ruby Walsh claimed four wins on St Patrick's Day in 2017 and is back racing after suffering a broken leg in November

13:30: JLT Novices' Chase 2m 4f

14:10: Pertemps Network Final (handicap hurdle) 3m

14:50: Ryanair Steeple Chase 2m 5f

15:30: Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle 3m

16:10: Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (handicap steeple chase) 2m 5f

16:50: Trull House Stud Mares Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

17:30: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 2f

BBC coverage

13:00-16:00 - BBC Radio 5 live

16:00-17:45 - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Friday, 16 March - Gold Cup Day

Might Bite ridden by Nico De Boinville
Nico De Boinville and Might Bite are early favourites for the coveted Gold Cup

13:30: JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 1f

14:10: Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

14:50: Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

15:30: Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase 3m 2½f

16:10: St. James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup 3m 2½f

16:50: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4½f

17:30: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase 2m 1½f

BBC coverage

13:00-16:00 - BBC Radio 5 live

16:00-17:10 - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

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