Cheltenham Festival Results
With the 2017 Cheltenham Festival fast approaching, set to take place from Tuesday, March 14th through Friday, March 17th in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, it is no wonder that horse racing fans from every corner of the United Kingdom are bubbling with excitement. This always exciting festival, filled with twists, turns, jumps, and even unexpected surprises, is one that never disappoints. Among the races that take place throughout this four day meeting are the notorious Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and the World Hurdle.
While the excitement and anticipation surrounding the races is a no-brainer, occupying the hearts and minds of every true racing follower and fan, knowing which way to go in terms of betting is a different story. Nonetheless, we’ve got you covered. Throughout the festival, you’ll be able to find all Cheltenham festival results here. In fact, you can click here to see all Cheltenham festival results.
However, in the meantime, as we await the 2017 racing spectacle, we thought we’d take a look at some of the results from our favorite races of the 2016 Cheltenham festival to get you in the right mindset and ignite your betting fervor.
Let’s start with day one of the festival. The races kicked off with a grade 1 hurdle race - the 2 meter, 110 yards Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Coming in first place was 6 year old Altior, ridden by N. De Boinville. Following Altior and Boinville was 5 year old Min, jockeyed by R. Walsh and trained by W. Mullins. Later in the day, we witnessed the Grade 1 Champion Hurdle. This race resulted in another win for trainer W. Mullins as his 8 year old Irish Thoroughbred took the first place spot with jockey R. Walsh.
Day 2 of the festival brought more excitement as we beheld the 2 meter Queen Mother Champion Chase. Coming in first, second, and third place were horses Sprinter Sacre (10 years), Un De Sceaux (8 years), and Special Tiara (9 years), each trained by N. Henderson, W. Mullins, and H. De Bromhead, respectively.
On Day 3 of the Cheltenham meeting, we enjoyed the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase and Ryanair World Hurdle races, which were won by the late Thoroughbred Vautour, ridden by R. Walsh, and trained by W. Mullins, and Thistlecrack, the British Thoroughbred led by jockey T. Scudamore. Day 3 of the 2016 festival also brought us the exciting 2 meters, 110 yards Mares Novices’ Hurdle, which led to a great triumph for 5 year old Limini, jockey R. Walsh, and trainer W. Mullins.
The last day of the Cheltenham festival gave spectators and fans the Grade 1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup. The former highlighted the skill of German-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred Don Cossack, ridden by jockey B. Cooper and trained by trainer G. Elliott. In the Foxhunter Chase, we watched On the Fringe, led by jockey N. Carberry, take home first place, followed by Marito in second, and Paint The Clouds in third.
As we experienced in 2016, we expect to witness another legendary Cheltenham festival come this March. Be sure to check back here later to see all 2017 Cheltenham festival results.