Cheltenham Festival 2017: What punters need to know

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Horse racing enthusiast will once again be treated to some of the most fiercely competitive racing of the year: the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival 2017: What punters need to knowDuring the four day event, the best chaser and hurdlers from Britain and Ireland ( plus the occasional French / US contender ) will attempt to win one of the 28 races that comprise the meeting, including four championship contests – the Stan James Champion Hurdle ( Tuesday ), Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase ( Wednesday ), Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle ( Thursday ) and Timico Gold Cup ( Friday ).

According to, there will be 21 races due to take place at the festival that will be attended 200,000 people over the four days. There will also be 250 bookmakers to be in attendance on each of the four days.

With these number, expect 220,000 pints Guinness and 10,000 amount of tea and coffee in gallons expected to be consumed during the event.

For those who are planning to place their Cheltenham bets, they should keep an eye on those provided by the sponsoring bookmakers of some Cheltenham races. A few examples include Sky bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Coral Cup Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Chase and more.

Punters should also watch out for the many bookmakers offering this concession. This means that if a punter take a price about a horse and the starting price is bigger his bet is settled at the higher odds.

There are those who make multiple bets since they could win a life-changing amount for a small stake.

Bettors should also remember that most bookmakers will be offering 1-4 odds a place on all festival races so each-way betting can prove quite lucrative. Some of the big field handicaps will see some firms offering five or even six places as opposed to the usual four.

Cheltenham Festival 2017: What punters need to know


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