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Cheltenham Betting

United Kingdom holds several very popular and ancient horse races. The Cheltenham Festival is the second steed run competition after Grand National by importance. The bookmakers get ready for Cheltenham Festival betting long before the meeting begins. So gamblers have an opportunity to choose proper odds in order of Cheltenham betting.

The Festival has been held since 1860. It is placed in UK National Hunt racing calendar and takes place annually in March at local racecourse. As it was said it is second after the Grand National not only by popularity but prize money too. But nevertheless Cheltenham betting odds are posted on long before the event starts.

By the way this meeting usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, and is particularly popular among Irishmen. That’s provides additional interest not only for event but for Cheltenham betting because many of the best British- and Irish-trained horses take part in the races.

Place bets during event

When we say horse heats we mean that festival lasts for four days during which several races are scheduled. For example, Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle. And it is very useful for gamblers that can choose the race and the horse for betting.

For the gamblers comfort Cheltenham betting guide and Cheltenham bet are placed on the official site of the event. Races are divided into days and its very comfort for online betting Cheltenham. So via your computer you can watch heat by heat and make your best Cheltenham bets.

Cheltenham Betting

In general, huge number of people gambling big amounts of money during this event. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of pounds being bet in several days. It’s just a special atmosphere, enormous amount of noise that the crowd generates as the starter raises the tape for the first race of the festival.

The day more needed

Traditionally the meeting had been held for three days until 2005. Since then the duration was prolonged and the fourth day was introduced. The organizers decided the additional one championship race on each day is needed with climax with the Gold Cup on the last day.

So since two further heats have been added, bringing the total to 26 races overall, with grade one events including the Champion Bumper, Triumph Hurdle, Ryanair Chase, Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, Arkle Challenge Trophy, RSA Chase, Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Gold Cup.

This decision enhances the number of Cheltenham festival betting odds. Bookmakers as well as gamblers got the possibility to post on and place more Cheltenham festival bets. For organizers and bookmakers that means additional money, for gambler – more variants to win.

Cheltenham Betting

The festival also includes one of the two biggest Hunter Chases of the season, the Foxhunters', which is run on the Friday over the same course as the Gold Cup, and is sometimes referred to as the "amateurs' Gold Cup".

In 2010 the meeting had the first ever running of the Ladies Charity Flat Race in aid of Cancer Research UK. The race was contested over 1 mile 5 furlongs, and all 12 amateur jockeys were female. The run was won in a photo-finish in front of a packed grandstand by Dublin-based Orna Madden riding Prince Picasso, finishing just ahead of fellow Irish rider Katie Doyle riding Devil To Pay, with Helen Needham riding on Mr. Wall Street in third.

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