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The 2021 Cheltenham Festival: Trends, stats, history and replays for all 28 races

Fri 12 Mar 2021

Need a helping hand finding this year's big winners, or simply fancy a walk down memory lane? We have got every Festival race covered.

Our guides to all 28 Festival races include hundreds of videos and mini reports, plus a plethora of clues and hints that will hopefully keep you a step ahead of the bookmakers when the big meeting starts on March 16.

Want to watch how Simonsig scored in 2012, or how Annie Power powered to glory in the 2016 Champion Hurdle? No problem - you can watch it all again here.

Walk the courses at Cheltenham with Ruby Walsh, who rode 58 Festival winners, and top Racing TV presenter Lydia Hislop

Similarly, if you want to know why a win last time out is not imperative when landing the Ryanair Chase, we've got that covered too.

Simply click on the Festival race you want more information about and you will be away. Enjoy!

DAY ONE - Tuesday, March 16 (Old Course)

 Faugheen won the Champion Hurdle in 2015
Faugheen won the Champion Hurdle in 2015

1.20 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

1.55 Sporting Life Arkle Trophy (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

2.30 Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f

3.05 Unibet Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

3.40 Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200y

4.15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 87y

4.50 National Hunt Chase (Novices' Chase) (Grade 2) 3m 5f 201y

DAY TWO: Wednesday, March 17 (Old Course & Cross Country)

 Altior has won two of the past three runnings of the Champion Chase and has four Festival wins to his name (Focusonracing)
Altior has won two of the past three runnings of the Champion Chase and has four Festival wins to his name (Focusonracing)

1.20 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

1.55 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 3m 80y

2.30 Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race - Grade 3) 2m 5f

3.05 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 99y

3.40 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 3m 6f 37y

4.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m 62y

4.50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) 2m 87y

DAY THREE: Thursday, March 18

 Will Paisley Park prevail in the Stayers' Hurdle again? (Focusonracing)
Will Paisley Park prevail in the Stayers' Hurdle again? (Focusonracing)

1.20 Marsh Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 2m 3f 166y

1.55 Pertemps Network Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 3) 2m 7f 213y

2.30 Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f 127y

3.05 Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

3.40 Paddy Power Plate (Handicap Chase) (Grade 3) 2m 4f 166y

4.15 Parnell Properties Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 179y

4.50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase 3m 2f

DAY FOUR: Friday, March 19 (New Course)

 Al Boum Photo on his way to winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup last year (Focusonracing)
Al Boum Photo on his way to winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup last year (Focusonracing)

1.20 JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y

1.55 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 179y

2.30 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

3.05 The Wellchild Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y

3.40 St. James's Place Festival Hunters' Chase 3m 2f 70y

4.15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase 2m ½f

4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (0-145) 2m 4f 56y

Read more on the Cheltenham Festival:

Visit our Cheltenham Festival microsite

Your essential Nicky Henderson Stable Tour

Your essential Willie Mullins Stable Tour

Nicky Henderson's top ten contenders

Lydia Hislop's Road To Cheltenham column

The latest ante-post odds for the key races

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