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Race schedules, betting tips, day-to-day schedule and talkSPORT coverage for the racing event of the year

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest events on the National Hunt calendar and the week of 2022 is fast approaching.

Minella Indo of Henry de Bromhead and jockey Jack Kennedy claimed glory in Cheltenham’s flagship race, The Gold Cup, last year.

Minella Indo claimed Gold Cup glory at the Cheltenham Festival last year

The 9/1 runner beat A Plus Tard, which had Rachael Blackmore on board, to clinch the title in a thrilling week of action in Gloucestershire.

talkSPORT has some ante post betting tips for horses that have really caught the eye this season with the Festival arriving next month.

Thousands of people will flock to Cheltenham from across the country this year and here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 edition…

Cheltenham Festival: start date and time

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival starts on tuesday march 15 and will finish Friday 18th March.

The meeting takes place over four days with seven races each day, or 28 in total.

The first race of each day will be at 1:30 p.m. and the last run at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday is traditionally Champions Day, Wednesday is Ladies Day, Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day and Friday is Gold Cup Day.

The week features 14 freshman races with top horses, trainers and jockeys head-to-head.

Cheltenham Festival: how to follow

talkSPORT will once again be at the heart of Cheltenham, bringing you live coverage of elite racing.

We’ll have the first four races of each day live on talkSPORT’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show, including the main race at 3.30pm.

You can listen via and the talkSPORT app throughout the week.

The action will also be shown on free-to-air television and live on ITV.

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Race schedules, betting tips, day-to-day schedule and talkSPORT coverage for the racing event of the year


The annual Cheltenham Festival is fast approaching

Cheltenham Festival: race guide and results

There will be 28 races at the 2022 festival and here is your race-by-race guide.

Day One: Champions Day – Tuesday March 15

  • Supreme Novice Obstacle – 1:30 p.m.
  • Arkle Novice Hunt – 2:10 PM
  • Ultima Handicap Chase – 2:50 p.m.
  • Champion Hurdle – 3:30 p.m.
  • Mares hedge – 4:10 p.m.
  • Boodles Juvenile Handicap Obstacle – 4:50 p.m.
  • National Novice Hunt – 5:30 p.m.

Day 2: Ladies Day – Wednesday March 16

  • Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – 1:30 p.m.
  • Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase – 2:10 p.m.
  • Coral Cup – 2:50 p.m.
  • Champion Hunt – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cross Country Run – 4:10 p.m.
  • Big annual handicap hunt – 4:50 p.m.
  • Champion Bumper – 5:30 p.m.

Day 3: St. Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 17

  • Turners Novice Pursuit – 1:30 p.m.
  • Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle – 2:10 p.m.
  • Ryanair Chase – 2:50 p.m.
  • Obstacle of the Remainers – 3:30 p.m.
  • Paddy Power Plate – 4:10 p.m.
  • Mares’ Novice Hurdle – 4:50 p.m.
  • Kim Muir Challenge Cup – 5:30 p.m.

Day 4: Gold Cup Day – Friday March 18

  • Triumph Hurdle – 1:30 p.m.
  • County Obstacle – 2:10 p.m.
  • Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle – 2:50 p.m.
  • Gold Cup – 3:30 p.m.
  • Festival Hunter Hunt – 4:10 p.m.
  • Mare Race – 4:50 p.m.
  • Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle – 5:30 p.m.

Cheltenham Festival: Betting Tips

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