The Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham is for horse racing betting fans what the World Cup is for football supporters. The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest horse racing celebration on the planet, with scores of high-grade races taking place over the four-day bonanza! If you haven’t bet on Cheltenham before then this year is your time. Explore the wide range of races, odds and special bets associated with Cheltenham in the Unibet sportsbook today.
The Cheltenham Festival began back in 1860 and the Gold Cup – one of the biggest prizes in world sport – began in 1924. The Festival welcomes around 70,000 spectators on each of the four days of racing. Set in the backdrop of the beautiful English countryside, Cheltenham is one of the best British sporting experiences you will ever witness.
We know how seriously our betting community takes horse racing betting – and whether your an experienced punter or new to the sport, we have markets that are right for you. Great odds, offers and special bets is what Unibet is all about! So be sure to check out the latest Cheltenham Festival bets and read up on the form guides today.
When does the Cheltenham Festival take place?
The Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of the National Hunt season, which is a form of UK and Irish horse racing that runs from autumn to spring every year. The National Hunt is famed for its wet ground, high jumps and lung-busting charges to the line. Cheltenham is therefore the culmination of an exhilarating season, where the best horses are trained to run in iconic races across the four-day festival.
Traditionally the Cheltenham Festival starts in March to coincide with St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Even though the race takes place in the UK, plenty of Irish horses come over to be a part of Cheltenham – as well as trainers, jockeys and fans!
The timing of the Cheltenham Festival often means there are variations in the weather. One year it might be pouring with rain, while the next the racecourse could be bathed in glorious sunshine. This can affect the racing, as some horses fare better on softer ground, while others like a drier turf.
Unibet supply Cheltenham Festival race cards on every horse running at the festival, so you can improve your knowledge and make more reasoned picks when betting on horse racing. Freshen up on the latest form of the big runners, learn about new up-and-coming stars, and unearth the next big winner when scouring through the race cards.
Cheltenham Festival Betting
Placing a Cheltenham Festival bet couldn’t be simpler at Unibet. All our customers have access to the latest Cheltenham odds, starting prices and specials. To get betting on Cheltenham first you need to sign up for a Unibet account! Once you have created your profile you can head over to the racing betting pages and scour through the upcoming races.
The great thing about betting on Cheltenham is the wide range of choice available on every race. Unibet ensures the best odds guaranteed, so you can explore the markets without worrying about uncompetitive prices! To place a bet, first find the race you want to follow and the horse you’d like to back. Click on their odds and enter your stake into the bet slip, before confirming the bet! It really is that simple.
Keep an eye out for Cheltenham betting specials in the lead-up to the festival. This may be in the form of extra places on the big races, live stream options and even odds boosts. Cheltenham is also a good time to trigger a Unibet welcome bonus, because it’s at this time of year where bigger promotions are available to our new and current customers.
Bet on Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the most popular horse races in the world – and it’s no wonder thousands of punters place their bets with Unibet ahead of the race. The race is a century old and is famed for featuring elite thoroughbreds in the UK and Ireland, which are trained to glide over the fences and charge towards the line.
Pathe News was the first horse to win the Gold Cup over jumps, and down the years icons such as Golden Miller, L’Escargot, Best Mate and Kauto Star have emerged to produce memorable victories.
So popular is the race that Cheltenham Gold Cup odds are available almost all year round. You can bet on the ante post markets, the starting price, place Each Way bets, forecasts and tricasts, as well as accumulators! And of course, Unibet have a detailed analysis of every horse running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in our race card.