Welcome to our Cheltenham Festival 2017 article, In which you can find out all about this historic horse racing meeting and why its the number one festival that gets punters pulses racing!
The Cheltenham Festival originated in 1860 when the National Hunt Chase was first held at Market Harborough. It was titled the Grand National Hunt meeting and took place at several locations Warwick Racecourse being the main venue and in 1904/05 it was staged at Cheltenham at a new course built at Prestbury Park.
It did later return to Warwick for a few years until eventually going back to Cheltenham where it is now held annually and is thought of as its real home.
Ruby Walsh has dominated the jockey tables since 2005 and has won top jockey at the festival an amazing ten times in his career while Willie Mullins has won top trainer 5 times and is thought of the master trainer at the course, Paul Nicholls has actually won this honour on six occasions.
Many punters will be aware of that occasion where Ruby Walsh was going to take the bookies for £50 million had he won his last race aboard Annie Power who fell at the last fence when clear, and actually traded in running on betting exchanges at 1-20 much to punters dismay when she fell.
The 2017 renewal of the Cheltenham Festival in 2017 promises to be a real spectacle as always and could be a festival with many changes where it comes to top jockey and trainer.
Cheltenham Festival 2017
The Cheltenham Festival kicks off in March and will run until the finale which is the Cheltenham Gold Cup spanning just four days there will be a shed load of action packed into this Festival ans you really do not want to miss it.
Cheltenham Festival dates for your Diary
Champion Day – Tuesday 14 March 2017
Opening Day of the Festival featuring the Champion Hurdle
Ladies Day – Wednesday 15 March 2017
Second Day of the Festival featuring the Queen Mother Champion Chase
St Patricks Thursday – Thursday 16 March 2017
Third day of the Festival featuring the World Hurdle
Gold Cup Day – Friday 17 March 2017
The final day of the Festival featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Placing a bet at the Cheltenham Festival 2017 has never been easier with such a selection of bookmakers available online and at the course however there is something you can use to your advantage come race day.
Bookmakers will offer exclusive free bets and bonuses for new customers joining them online for Cheltenham these can include price boosts as well as huge free bet deals and money back offers.
Here at Gamblers Compendium we will have all the latest promotion listed for you so you can easily view the best deal for you and your bets when the Festival comes around next year.