Live racing at Cheltenham today: results, winners and day 3 updates

Thousands gather for the first day of the Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival returns in 2023 with an exciting week of racing in the Cotswolds known as ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ as racegoers descend on the legendary circuit.

The Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup conclude the four-day meeting as perhaps the two most iconic Grade 1 races, with Constitution Hill triumphing in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle and showing his class winning at the canter after starting out as overwhelming. heavy-backed favorite.

Meanwhile, Rachael Blackmore returns to Cheltenham to make more history after a stunning win to retain the Gold Cup in 2022 – a win that helped the Irish coaches triumph over their British counterparts with ease and the the prestigious Prestbury Cup with a mighty 18 victories compared to just 10 for the home horses.

A study by the University of Gloucestershire has found that the festival will provide a massive £274m boost to the local economy, and while organizers are hoping the rain will stop, it promises to be an exciting week of racing nonetheless.

Follow all the action from Day 2 from Cheltenham below:


Cheltenham Race Card 2023: Festival runners and full programme

Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 8:55 am


Cheltenham Festival: Brighton owner Tony Bloom celebrates Energumene’s victory

Energumene retained his Queen Mother Champion Chase crown at the Cheltenham Festival and owner Tony Bloom, who also owns Brighton and Hove Albion, may have clinched bookmakers’ biggest win of the week.

There were reports of two bets totaling £600,000 on the horse which would have returned around £830,000.

“He made me proud. He drove a great race and absolutely deserved the win. We are so lucky to have such a great horse. He didn’t run at his best last time but showed his class today,” said Bloom, who admitted he “had a few pounds with him”.

“We have a big game against Crystal Palace tonight so I’ll focus on that now ahead of Grimsby in the FA Cup this weekend.”

Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 08:50


Cheltenham Favorites Today: Latest Odds and Ante Post Betting

Be it Mighty Potter, Shishkin or any other fine horse, fans will be hoping to pile up misery for the bookies.

Now, just one day away from the Gold Cup, it’s been an exciting festival so far.

Here’s a rundown of where we stand with the latest odds for Day 3.

Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 8:45 am


The world’s ‘most expensive’ pint of Guinness goes on sale in Cheltenham

While racing enthusiasts digest the latest Day 3 tips, they can enjoy another drink after online bookmaker Fitzdares launched a mix of Irish stout and sparkling wine that will cost drinkers £20 a pint.

Club Black Velvet will mix the thick black beer with equal parts English fizz, with the Fitzdares chief executive claiming he concocted the drink to celebrate the new post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, agreed in Windsor at the end of February became.

Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 08:33


Cheltenham today: Day 3 schedule and race map

  • Turner’s Novices’ Chase – 1.30pm
  • Last hurdle of the Pertemps Network – 2.10pm
  • Ryanair Chase – 2:50 p.m
  • Stayers’ Hurdle – 3:30pm
  • County Plate Chase – 4:10 p.m
  • Novice hurdle of the mares – 4.50 p.m
  • Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup – 5.30pm

Paul Townend and Energumene celebrate winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase


Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 8:18 am


Cheltenham today: weather forecast for day 3 and off we go

Ongoing update: soft, good to soft in places for day three

Bettors can take advantage of the forecast and adjust their selections accordingly on Day 3, it’s soft, good to soft in places, from Thursday morning and racing will switch to the new course after two days of racing on the old course.

It has rained 4mm in the last 24 hours but fans will be happy to know that there is only a light drizzle and a low chance of light showers which would make for an additional 1-2mm of precipitation.


Jack RatbornMarch 16, 2023 8:17 am Live racing at Cheltenham today: results, winners and day 3 updates

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