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2019 Cheltenham Festival: News, Stories, Exclusive Content on the Road to Cheltenham with The Sportsman

The 2019 Cheltenham Festival takes place at Prestbury Park from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th March with 28 races staged over the four days.

The opening Tuesday - now titled "Champion Day" - opens with the Supreme Novices Hurdle and features the Champion Hurdle - the championship event for 2 mile hurdlers.

Wednesday is "Ladies Day" where the Queen Mother Champion Chase takes centre stage whilst on St Patrick's Thursday the Stayers Hurdle is the feature race on the card.

The Festival culminates on Gold Cup day where the finest staying chasers in the land duel for the meeting's most prestigious prize. By the close of the meeting, the Prestbury Cup will be awarded to either Great Britain or Ireland based on the number of winners trained in that country.

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