Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? The curtain has come down on the 2021 Cheltenham Festival after four days of thrilling, frenetic racing at Prestbury Park. There’s just one question remaining… when can we do it all again? 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 is traditional, 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 Prestbury Park.
Cheltenham’s November Meeting in 2021 takes place between Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14. It’s always a handy pointer towards form ahead of the following year’s Festival. Paddy Power Day takes place on Saturday November 13 featuring the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
Will fans be allowed to attend the Cheltenham Festival in 2022?
There was one thing missing in 2021 – the crowds.
If all goes well on the old coronavirus front then the stands at Cheltenham Racecourse should be packed to the brim next year. The UK Government outlined its roadmap out of lockdown last month, and limited crowds will be permitted at sporting events from May 17 at the earliest. The final step out of lockdown – the end of social restrictions from June 21 – allows for mass events to resume. Happy days.
Should you fancy a trip to Cheltenham for the Festival next year then you can already register your interest for tickets on The Jockey Club’s website. See you there!
Cheltenham Festival 2022 Antepost Betting
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 2021 winner Appreciate It leads the antepost market at 5/2 for next year’s Arkle Chase.
Honeysuckle romped to glory in day one’s feature race – and is 3/1 in our antepost book to repeat her success next year.
Shishkin lived up to the hype by landing the 2021 Arkle Chase and is the antepost favourite for next year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Appreciate It’s connections could target the Marsh Novices’ Chase instead of the Arkle Chase – and he heads the antepost book for the 2022 renewal.
Despite a mixed jumping performance en route to winning the Festival Novices’ Chase, Monkfish is the antepost market leader for next year’s Gold Cup.
*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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