When is the Cheltenham Festival 2024? Dates and antepost favourites for next year’s big races

When can we do it all again?

Constitution Hill wins the Champion Hurdle


We were treated to four thrilling days of action as emerging stars, fan favourites and shock winners stole the headlines at last season’s Cheltenham Festival.

As the new Jumps season is starting to get into gear, attention is already turning to next year’s mega meeting at Prestbury Park, which begs the key question – when does it all take place?

Well, the countdown is well underway as the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15. Bring it on!

Paddy’s already tasked his traders with pricing up 2024 Cheltenham Festival betting markets and you can run the rule over those on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.

Cheltenham Festival 2024 dates

The next edition of the Cheltenham Festival is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15. The four feature races are: the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Festival 2024 odds

Unsurprisingly, Constitution Hill is the favourite in Paddy Power’s antepost Champion Hurdle odds after destroying the field in the 2023 edition. The prospect of emulating Dawn Run by going chasing and targeting the Gold Cup was floated but the superstar will stick to hurdles.

Constitution Hill Champion Hurdle (Antepost)

Willie Mullins’ emerging jumper El Fabiolo heads Paddy Power’s Champion Chase antepost betting after an dazzling display en route to victory in the Arkle Chase, although he will need to prove his mettle in open company en route to Cheltenham.

El Fabiolo Champion Chase (Antepost)

The Gordon Elliott-trained Teahupoo tops our early betting for the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle after finishing third in last year’s renewal when going down by ¾l to Sire Du Berlais.

Teahupoo Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle (Antepost)

Stablemate Galopin Des Champs landed the Blue Riband in thrilling style after a brilliant battle with Bravemansgame and Mullins’ stable star is the early favourite in our antepost betting for the Cheltenham Gold Cup despite losing to Fastorslow in the Punchestown equivalent.

Galopin Des Champs Gold Cup (Antepost)

*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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