Thursday, 1 March 2018

Cheltenham Festival 2018- Schedule,Time Full guide

Posted by Deepak kumar

The Cheltenham Festival is an event where many of the best British and Irish trained horses run to a specified line. It was one of the most valuable winning race after Grand National in the United Kingdom. There was a huge money gamble at stack in the game. The History tells that this festival originated in 1860 when an event National Hunt case was first held at the Market Harborough. At the starting phase of the sport, it was titled as Grand National Hunt meeting. Now in the 20th century, it was mostly held at Warwick Racecourse in the month of March. It was also supposed that Cheltenham is mainly famous for its atmosphere and the crowd noise which occurs at highest peak during the race of the festival. In the Cheltenham festival there were the several grade races happen, but some of the Grade I races are Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle.

Stayer's hurdle was famously known as the oldest race first ran in 1912 at Cheltenham festival but nowadays it was currently a championship race. In 1924 a new race gold cup was established but starting it was only known as supporting race for country hurdle which was the main event of the 1st day. As the year passes many seasons goes this race slowly became a championship race. In 1959, Queen mother Championship chase was originated and discovered. Another record to remember is that Gee Armitage 21year old who was a first female jockey to win a race at the festival on 17 March 1987.

But nowadays there were several safety concerns occurs during the race. In 2011 during the race, 11 horses were died due to equine injuries and fatalities. According to the reports from newspapers in 2017 four horses were also killed during the four-day Cheltenham.

This year The Cheltenham festival 2018 will be held from March 13th -16th (Tues-Fri), but the biggest race will Race on 3:30 pm each day and the highlights of the four-day event being finalized as to Friday’s Gold Cup. The timing of each day is 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. There are several races will happen but a total of 28 races happens throughout the four days. This year there are more than 260,000 people will pass through the gate of a park to see the race in four days. There are so many places in the racecourse that everyone will want to visit there. Some of them are Best Mate, Trophy Room, Hall of Fame, Guinness Village, Jockey Club Wi-Fi, Trade stands, Ap McCoy wall and Final Flight War. The Trophy hall is located at Quevega’s and it consists of all glittering trophies. While talking about Hall of fame it will display all Cheltenham Gold Cup winners list and also a history of Cheltenham Festival. Hundreds of signatures of race-gears were available on Ap McCoy wall. It reflects all the historical achievements of legendary Jockey. The final Flight is a post-race destination at Cheltenham festival where you will enjoy live music and cocktails party. I hope you will going to enjoy this festival.


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