When is Cheltenham Festival 2022? Dates, times, tickets, odds

Fans will return to Prestbury Park after the 2021 Festival was forced behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over four days, the sport’s best equine and human talent will compete, with Honeysuckle, Shishkin and last year’s Gold Cup hero Minella Indo among the biggest stars of show business.

After last year’s Irish dominance, which saw the raiders win 23 of the 28 Festival races, all eyes will be on the British response as home coaches look to fight back.

Here’s everything you need to know…

When is Cheltenham Festival 2022?

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival will take place from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 March 2022.

There are seven races each day, with the first race at 1:30 p.m. and the last race at 5:30 p.m.

2022 Cheltenham Festival Schedule

tuesday march 15

  • 1:30 p.m. – Obstacle of the Supreme Novices
  • 2:10 p.m. – Arkle Challenge Trophy
  • 2:50 p.m. – Ultima Handicap hunting
  • 3:30 p.m. – Champion Hurdle
  • 4:10 p.m. – Mares Hurdle
  • 4:50 p.m. – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
  • 5:30 p.m. – National hunt

Wednesday March 16

  • 1:30 p.m. – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
  • 2:10 p.m. – Brown Advisory Novice Hunt
  • 2:40 p.m. – Coral Cup
  • 3:30 p.m. – Queen Mother Champion Hunt
  • 4:10 p.m. – Cross-country race
  • 4:50 p.m. – Grand Annual
  • 5:30 p.m. – Champion Bumper

Thursday March 17

  • 1:30 p.m. – Turners Novice Hunt
  • 2:10 p.m. – Pertemps Network Final
  • 2:40 p.m. – Ryanair Chase
  • 3:30 p.m. – Resteurs Obstacle
  • 4:10 p.m. – Cheltenham platter
  • 4:50 p.m. – Mares Novices’ Hurdle
  • 5:30 p.m. – Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Friday 18th March

  • 1:30 p.m. – Triumph Hurdle
  • 2:10 p.m. – County Obstacle
  • 2:50 p.m. – Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
  • 3:30 p.m. – Gold Cup
  • 4:10 p.m. – Foxhunter hunt
  • 4:50 p.m. – Mare hunt
  • 5:30 p.m. – Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival 2022 Tickets

Ticket prices start from £40 and are available at many levels which provide access to different enclosures and areas of the racecourse.

Non-hospitality tickets for Thursday and Friday are now sold out.

For more information on tickets, visit the Cheltenham Festival website here.

Cheltenham Festival Weather Forecast 2022

A weather forecast for the Festival will appear here closer to the start of the meeting.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

  • A Later 10/3
  • Galvin 10/3
  • Minella Indo 9/2
  • Allaho 8/1
  • Protector 8/1
  • Al Boom Picture 10/1
  • Confused 10/1
  • Flyer Tornado 12/1
  • House Chantry 16/1
  • Royal Mayhem 16/1
  • Hey Señor 20/1
  • 25/1 bar

* Odds supplied by Betfair, NRNB market, correct as of Wednesday 2 March.

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