Online Betting from William Hill - The Home of Betting

William Hill Products

Skip to main content

Log In
Remember Me? Lost your login details?

Cheltenham Festival

Betting Online At The Cheltenham Festival With William Hill

Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 March

Betting Online at The Cheltenham Festival with William Hill

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most important horse racing meetings to take place each year. It takes place in mid-March (the 2017 Cheltenham Festival will be held from 14th - 17th March), and features 28 races, 14 of which are Grade 1 races. The four day festival is always action packed, attracting some of the world’ best jockeys, trainers and, of course, horses. Held at the Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, it features some of the finest jumps (national hunt) races in the world, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle.

  • March 14 - Champion Hurdle - Day 1 Cheltenham Racecourse
  • March 15 - Cheltenham Ladies - Day 2 Cheltenham Racecourse
  • March 16 - St Patrick's - Day 3 Cheltenham Racecourse
  • March 17 - Gold Cup - Day 4 Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Cheltenham Festival 2017 Guide

    The Cheltenham Festival 2017 starts with Champion Hurdle Day (Tuesday 14th March), and the first race – the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – starts at 13.30pm. The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 race, open to novices four years or older. It is run over 2 miles and 110 yards. Being the opening race of the Festival, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is one of the best Cheltenham races to bet on. You can find odds for this year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle runners right now at William Hill. The Champion Hurdle itself – arguably the most prestigious hurdle race in horse racing – will take place at 15.30pm on 14th March.

    Ladies’ Day is the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, which will be held on 15th March 2017. While there is no dress code for Cheltenham, it is a long-standing tradition for racegoers to dress in their finest frocks and suits for Ladies’ Day. The most notable of the Cheltenham races fixtures on Ladies’ Day is undoubtedly the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which goes off at 15.30pm.

    St Patrick’s Thursday is the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, which will be held on 16th March 2017. It features seven top races, including the Ryanair Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase and the World Hurdle. The latter is one of the most important hurdle races of the national hunt season and always one of the best Cheltenham races for pure drama. The World Hurdle 2017 will take place at 15.30pm on 16th March.

    Gold Cup Day is the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, which will be held on 17th March 2017. It hosts the marquee race of the Festival – the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Put simply, the Gold Cup is one of the most important races in world horse racing, with Gold Cup winners in past years including legendary names like Kauto Star, Golden Miller and Arkle. The Cheltenham 2017 Gold Cup will take place at 15.30pm on 17th March.

    Where to bet on the Cheltenham Festival?

    You can bet on the Cheltenham Festival 2017 online at William Hill right now, with competitive odds available for all 28 races. You can find betting promotions for Cheltenham at William Hill online, including the HR20 Promo which offers 2 x £10 Free Bets when you place your first bet of £10 or more (terms apply). All you have to do to avail of this promotion is sign up to William Hill and enter promo code HR20. Signing up to William Hill is easy, taking just a few minutes. Once you have deposited and placed your first bet of £10, you will receive the 2 x £10 Free Bets in your account. You can use your Free Bets on the Cheltenham races 2017, or any other sport that you like. Make sure to visit the William Hill promotions page once you have signed up, to see the latest Cheltenham betting promotions available to you.

    You will find a range of great ways to bet on Cheltenham online at William Hill. We have been covering the Festival for many decades, and we have used that experience to bring you the most complete coverage: Check out our special markets for top trainer and jockey. Discover the most competitive and generous Cheltenham 2017 odds for your favourite horses. Explore unrivalled coverage and lots of different betting markets for all the races at Cheltenham.

    So what should we expect from Cheltenham 2017? As ever the best of British and Irish racing will come to Gloucestershire for this feast of jumps racing. But there are many burning questions to be answered: Will Faugheen return from injury to contest the Champion Hurdle against stable mate Annie Power? Will anyone stop Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins from winning the top jockey and trainer prizes? Can Don Cossack 'do the double' and land another Gold Cup? Regardless of results, there will be plenty of bets placed on the outcome of these questions.

    Who to bet on Cheltenham Festival

    You should bet on the Cheltenham Festival if you want to be part of some non-stop, top quality horse racing action. The betting guide below shows some of the hottest tips, including new horses and returning Cheltenham Festival winners. Don’t forget, you can also find Cheltenham betting tips by listening to our free daily horse racing podcasts and out Tip Advisor service, which allows our customers to share tips and betting advice on all races.


    What is it?

    Date and Time

    Cheltenham 2017 Tips/Trainer

    2016 Winner

    Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

    The top race for novice hurdlers at Cheltenham.

    Tuesday 14th March 13.30pm

    Willie Mullins


    Arkle Chase

    The marquee race for novice chasers at Cheltenham.

    Tuesday 14th March 14.10pm

    Nicky Henderson


    Champion Hurdle

    The most prestigious hurdle race in the national hunt (jumps) season.

    Tuesday 14th March 15.30pm

    Alan King

    Annie Power

    Queen Mother Champion Chase

    The feature race on Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham.

    Wednesday 15th March 15.30pm

    Willie Mullins

    Sprinter Sacre

    Ryanair Chase

    One of the marquee races on St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham

    Thursday 16th March 14.50pm

    Un de Sceaux
    Willie Mullins


    World Hurdle

    AKA Stayer’s Hurdle, the top long-distance hurdle race at Cheltenham.

    Thursday 17th March 15.30pm

    Harry Fry


    Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

    One of the best races of the final day at Cheltenham. A Grade 1 hurdle.

    Friday 17th March 14.50pm

    West Approach
    Colin Tizzard


    Gold Cup

    The most important race at Cheltenham and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

    Friday 17th March 15.30pm

    Colin Tizzard

    Don Cossack

    2016 Cheltenham Betting Results

    The 2016 Cheltenham races will be remembered for some spectacular results and heart-pounding action. Day 1, Champion Hurdle Day, opened the Festival with a minor shock when Altior outclassed the heavily fancied Min to win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Douvan showed why he is one of the classiest horses to emerge in years to take the Arkle. But the big talking point of Day 1 was Annie Power, who made up for her, now infamous, 2015 fall with a stirring victory in the Champion Hurdle.

    Day 2, Ladies' Day, had a lot to live up to, but more than delivered with some of the finest races of the week. Yorkhill opened the day with a fine run to win the Neptune Investment Management Hurdle. However, all eyes were on the Champion Chase: the pre race chatter was all about two horses, the odds on favourite Un de Sceaux and the injury-ravaged hero, Sprinter Sacre. The latter was given little chance in the betting, but delivered one of Cheltenham’ finest performances to win the race by several lengths.

    St Patrick’ Day at Cheltenham 2016 continued the trend that this Festival would turn out to be a classic. Black Hercules put in a big performance to win the JLT Novices' Chase for trainer Willie Mullins. The mercurial Irish trainer’ luck was in again when Vautour won the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase later in the day. But the big talking point was Thistlecrack winning the World Hurdle, this big, muscular brute of a horse announced himself on the biggest stage with a fine win with Tom Scudamore in the saddle.

    The final day of Cheltenham 2016, Gold Cup Day, was a fitting end to a fantastic festival. Ivanovich Gorbatov took the first race of the day, the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Later, the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle went to Unowhatimeanharry in what was a fine ride by Noel Fehily. Of course, the big story of the day was the Gold Cup. The list of runners was incredible, it included Don Poli, Cue Card, Djakadam and Don Cossack, who were all very tightly packed together in the betting odds. But the Gold Cup results show that it would be Don Cossack’ day; he fought off a challenge from Djakadam to land the trophy for jockey Bryan Cooper and trainer Gordon Elliot.

    Bet with William Hill Online at 2017 Cheltenham Festival

    We can't wait for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival to get going - join us for this horse racing extravaganza! Of course, you will find the best Cheltenham betting online at William Hill. We cover all 28 races of the 2017 Festival, offering brilliant odds, special markets and fantastic ways to bet. Sign up to William Hill now to find the best Cheltenham betting today.

    Alert - your bet has not been placed

    Please review the offer below and tick the parts of the bet you would like to place before clicking place bet.
    The following offer is on your requested bet:
    We can give you an additional offer of:
    Anitmated Timer


    Bet Slip

    arrowInclude in multiples Clear Slip

    Your bet slip is currently empty
    Card issuer verification - please fill in the required fields
    Please Wait
    Please wait while your bet is being placed
    Please Wait
    Please wait while your bet is being referred to a trader for approval.

    This is a timed offer - Please click Place Bet to accept or Decline Offer to reject

    Time Remaining


    Accumulators / Multiples


    Forecasts / Tricasts


    Permed Forecast / Tricast Options

    All bets are accepted in accordance with the William Hill Betting Rules, as published on this site.

    Need Help? Contact Customer Services

    Free bets available (click here for terms)

    All bets are accepted in accordance with the William Hill Betting Rules, as published on this site.

    My FavouritesMy Favourites

    Football Video Previews

    When the fun stops stop

    Most popular bets

    Top 5 Bets pays 4.01/1
    Roma v Cagliari - 90 Minutes
    @ 1/4
    Atletico Madrid v Alaves - 90 Minutes
    @ 2/9
    Braga v Belenenses - 90 Minutes
    @ 4/9
    Montpellier v Metz - 90 Minutes
    @ 4/9
    West Brom v Man Utd - 90 Minutes
    @ 4/7
    (including stake)
    Follow us: