The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest meetings in the National Hunt calendar and the 2022 week is just around the corner.
Henry de Bromhead’s Minella Indo and jockey Jack Kennedy claimed glory in Cheltenham’s showpiece race, The Gold Cup, last year.
The 9/1 runner beat Rachael Blackmore’s A Plus Tard to clinch the title during a thrilling week of action in Gloucestershire.
Thousands will flock to Cheltenham from across the country this year and here’s all you need to know about the 2022 Festival.
Cheltenham Festival: When is it?
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday, March 15 and will finish on Friday, March 18.
The meeting is run over four days with seven races on each day – so 28 in total.
The first race of each day will be due off at 1:30pm with the last run at 5:30pm.
Tuesday is traditionally Champion Day, Wednesday is Ladies Day, Thursday is St Patrick’s Thursday and Friday is Gold Cup day.
The week features 14 Grade One races with the best horses, trainers and jockeys going head-to-head.
Cheltenham Festival: How to follow
talkSPORT will once again be at the heart of Cheltenham, bringing you full coverage of the elite racing.
More information on our race commentary will follow shortly.
The action will also be shown on free-to-air television and will be live on ITV.
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Cheltenham Festival: Race guide and results
There will be 28 races run at the 2022 festival and here is your race-by-race guide.
Day One: Champion Day – Tuesday, March 15
- Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – 1.30pm
- Arkle Novices’ Chase – 2.10pm
- Ultima Handicap Chase – 2.50pm
- Champion Hurdle – 3.30pm
- Mares’ Hurdle – 4.10pm
- Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle – 4.50pm
- National Hunt Novices’ Chase – 5.30pm
Day Two: Ladies Day – Wednesday, March 16
- Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – 1.30pm
- Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase – 2.10pm
- Coral Cup – 2.50pm
- Champion Chase – 3.30pm
- Cross Country Chase – 4.10pm
- Grand Annual Handicap Chase – 4.50pm
- Champion Bumper – 5.30pm
Day Three: St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 17
- Turners Novices’ Chase – 1.30pm
- Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle – 2.10pm
- Ryanair Chase – 2.50pm
- Stayers’ Hurdle – 3.30pm
- Paddy Power Plate – 4.10pm
- Mares’ Novice Hurdle – 4.50pm
- Kim Muir Challenge Cup – 5.30pm
Day Four: Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 18
- Triumph Hurdle – 1.30pm
- County Hurdle – 2.10pm
- Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – 2.50pm
- Gold Cup – 3.30pm
- Festival Hunters’ Chase – 4.10pm
- Mares’ Chase – 4.50pm
- Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle – 5.30pm