March 8, 2021


Cheltenham Festival 2021 runs from Tuesday 16th March 2021 until Friday 19th March 2021. With four days of top horse racing action to look forward to, it promises to be one of the highlights of the matched betting calendar! Here’s the full schedule of all 28 races…

Cheltenham Festival 2021 schedule banner

(featured races in bold)

Day 1 – Tuesday 16th March 2021

Champion Day

Start Time Race
13:20 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
14:30 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
15:05 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
15:40 The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)
16:15 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)
16:50 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)

Day 2 – Wednesday 17th March 2021

Ladies Day

Start Time Race
13:20 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
14:30 The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
15:05 The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:40 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
16:15 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)
16:50 The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

Day 3 – Thursday 18th March 2021

St Patrick’s Thursday

Start Time Race
13:20 The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
13:55 The Pertemps Network Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Listed)
14:30 The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:05 The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
15:40 The Paddy Power Plate (Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)
16:15 The Parnell Properties Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)
16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Handicap Steeple Chase) (0-145)

Day 4 – Friday 19th March 2021

Gold Cup Day

Start Time Race
13:20 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)
14:30 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)
15:05 The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:40 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase
16:15 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
16:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Don’t miss out on one of the most profitable weeks of the matched betting calendar! For a comprehensive list of available bookmaker offers, please see my Cheltenham Festival 2021 Offers page.

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