One of the most prestigious events in the horse racing calendar is without a doubt the Cheltenham Festival. Racing enthusiasts flock to this glittering event from far and wide, including those who don’t really know that much about racing, but who want to be a part of this world famous event, with sophistication, style and glamour at every turn. Of course, you could also find yourself leaving the event a little richer than you arrived at it, which is always a bonus!
This year, the Cheltenham Festival will begin on Tuesday 15 March, and will span four days, ending on Friday 18 March. This also encompasses St Patrick’s Day, on 17 March, so you can expect a party atmosphere! Of course, the event is also famous for Ladies’ Day, when the great and good flock to the event wearing their finest outfits and outrageous hats; half of the fun is seeing who will wear the strangest or most elaborate head-gear!
The history of the event is a major pull in itself, so if you do have a penchant for horse racing, this is probably the one to go to. This event goes hand in hand with Royal Ascot in terms of fame and what it means to winners and to those who attend. Prestigious events such as this have a habit of attracting some of the biggest betters out there, however you can also head there with a small budget for betting, and certainly have good odds of doubling or even tripling it, if you know what to look for in terms of who you bet on!
The final day of the event is the famous Gold Cup, day 4, and this is when you get a real sense of ‘come on, I need to win!’ and if you are lucky enough to be attending on this day, it’s your last chance at grabbing a winning bet. If you decide to watch from the comfort of your home however, the event is televised, so you can watch the action unfold before you. Head online and check Gold Cup – Day 4 – 2016 results for Cheltenham Festival horse racing event, and you will find everything you need right in front of you.
As a small guide, here’s what you can expect from each day:
- Day 1 – 15 March – Champion Day
- Day 2 – 16 March – Ladies’ Day
- Day 3 – 17 March – St Patrick’s Day
- Day 4 – 18 March – Gold Cup Day
Which day will you attend? From Ladies’ Day and its fashion and glamour, to the Gold Cup and its big named bets, one thing is for sure – if you are a betting man or woman, then the Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the racing calendar.