Horse Racing calendar: Key Jumps races and fixtures including Cheltenham Festival 2024

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Cheltenham Festival 2023


The sun is setting earlier in the evening, there’s a slight chill in the air and the rain is falling, which means one thing… the Jumps are back!

A bumper crop of fixtures are on the schedule, with a plethora of top-level chases and hurdles races set to be contested throughout the 2023/24 National Hunt season.

As well as Cheltenham’s mega March meeting, there are fantastic festivals on either side of the Irish Sea to keep you entertained, including the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown, Fairyhouse’s Easter Festival and the Grand National Festival at Aintree.

The latest horse racing odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise a handy calendar with dates of all the major Jumps fixtures and key races can be found below.

Horse Racing calendar


Chepstow – Jumps Season Opener
October 13 to 14

Cheltenham – Showcase Meeting
October 27 to 28


Wetherby – Charlie Hall Meeting
November 3 to 4
Charlie Hall Chase (Grade 2)

Down Royal – Festival of Racing
November 3 to 4
Champion Chase (Grade 1)

Cheltenham – The November Meeting
November 17 to 19
Paddy Power Gold Cup (Premier Handicap)

Haydock – Betfair Chase Day
November 25
Betfair Chase (Grade 1)

Punchestown – Winter Festival
November 25 to 26
John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)


Newbury – Gold Cup Meeting
December 1 to 2
Coral Gold Cup (Premier Handicap)

Newcastle – Fighting Fifth Hurdle Day
December 2
Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Grade 1)

Fairyhouse – Winter Festival
December 2 to 3
Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)

Sandown Park – Tingle Creek Festival
December 8 to 9
Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)

Cheltenham – Christmas Meeting
December 15 to 16
December Gold Cup (Premier Handicap)

Kempton – Christmas Festival
December 26 to 27
King George VI Chase (Grade 1)

Leopardstown – Christmas Festival
December 26 to 29
Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1)
Savills Chase (Grade 1)

Chepstow – Welsh Grand National Day
December 27
Welsh Grand National (Premier Handicap)


Cheltenham – New Year’s Day Racing
January 1
Paddy Power New Year’s Day Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)

Sandown Park – Veterans’ Chase Day
January 7
Tolworth Hurdle (Grade 1)

Ascot – Clarence House Chase Day
January 20
Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)

Gowran Park – Goffs Thyestes Day
January 26
Thyestes Chase (Grade A)

Cheltenham – Festival Trials Day
January 27
Paddy Power Cotswold Chase (Grade 2)


Leopardstown – Dublin Racing Festival
February 3 to 4
Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)
Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

MARCH 2024

Cheltenham – The Festival
March 12 to 15
Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
Champion Chase (Grade 1)
Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
Gold Cup (Grade 1)

Fairyhouse – Easter Festival
March 30 to April 1
Irish Grand National (Grade A)

APRIL 2024

Aintree – Grand National Festival
April 11 to 13
Grand National (Premier Handicap)

Ayr – Scottish Grand National Festival
April 19 to 20
Scottish Grand National (Premier Handicap)

Sandown – Jump Finale
April 27
bet365 Gold Cup (Premier Handicap)

Punchestown – Punchestown Festival
April 30 to May 4
Champion Chase (Grade 1)
Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)
Punchestown Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)

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