This year’s Cheltenham Festival provided four days of thrilling, frenetic racing at Prestbury Park. There’s just one question remaining… when do we do it all again in 2022? Paddy Power News has all the answers.
When is the Cheltenham Festival 2022?
The highlight of the National Hunt calendar takes place between Tuesday, March 15 and Friday, March 18 in 2022. As per tradition, the Champion Hurdle and the Queen Mother Champion Chase are the feature races on the first two days. The Stayers’ Hurdle, sponsored by Paddy Power for the past two years, is the centrepiece of the third day. The Gold Cup rounds off the Championship races on the fourth and final day of racing at the Gloucestershire track.
Will fans be allowed to attend the Cheltenham Festival in 2022?
There was one thing missing in 2021 – the crowds.
If all continues to go well on the old coronavirus front then the stands at Cheltenham Racecourse should be packed to the brim next year. The UK Government lifted lockdown restrictions in July, allowing for for mass events to resume. Happy days.
Should you fancy a trip to Cheltenham for the Festival next year then you can snap up tickets on The Jockey Club’s website. See you there!
Cheltenham Festival 2022 Antepost Betting
Champion Bumper 2020 winner Ferny Hollow heads our antepost betting market for next year’s Arkle Chase after scoring on both starts over fences.
Honeysuckle romped to glory in day one’s feature race – and is the odds-on favourite in our antepost book to repeat her success after a winning return to the track on seasonal reappearance.
Shishkin lived up to the hype by landing last season’s Arkle Chase and is the early favourite for next year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase after romping to glory in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton over Christmas.
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle champ Bob Olinger comfortably won his Beginners Chase in Ireland – and heads the antepost book for the Turners Novices’ Chase 2022.
Flooring Porter won last season’s renewal but went down to Klassical Dream in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown so Willie Mullins’ charge is our antepost market leader.
Betfair Chase winner A Plus Tard heads our early betting for the Gold Cup despite suffering a defeat to Galvin in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.
*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing / Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason – you will lose your stake under traditional Antepost rules
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