Fans will return to Prestbury Park after the 2021 Festival was forced behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Across four days, the best equine and human talent in the sport will go toe-to-toe, the likes of Honeysuckle, Shishkin and last year’s Gold Cup hero Minella Indo among the biggest stars on show.
After the Irish domination of last year, which saw the raiders win 23 of the Festival’s 28 races, all eyes will be on the British response as home trainers look to hit back.
Here’s all you need to know…
When is the 2022 Cheltenham Festival?
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival takes place from Tuesday 15 – Friday 18, March 2022.
There are seven races each day, with the first race at 1:30pm and the last race at 5:30pm.
Cheltenham Festival 2022 schedule
Tuesday, March 15
- 1:30pm – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
- 2:10pm – Arkle Challenge Trophy
- 2:50pm – Ultima Handicap Chase
- 3:30pm – Champion Hurdle
- 4:10pm – Mares Hurdle
- 4:50pm – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
- 5:30pm – National Hunt Chase
Wednesday, March 16
- 1:30pm – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
- 2:10pm – Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase
- 2:40pm – Coral Cup
- 3:30pm – Queen Mother Champion Chase
- 4:10pm – Cross Country Chase
- 4:50pm – Grand Annual
- 5:30pm – Champion Bumper
Thursday, March 17
- 1:30pm – Turners Novices’ Chase
- 2:10pm – Pertemps Network Final
- 2:40pm – Ryanair Chase
- 3:30pm – Stayers’ Hurdle
- 4:10pm – Cheltenham Plate
- 4:50pm – Mares Novices’ Hurdle
- 5:30pm – Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Friday, March 18
- 1:30pm – Triumph Hurdle
- 2:10pm – County Hurdle
- 2:50pm – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
- 3:30pm – Gold Cup
- 4:10pm – Foxhunters’ Chase
- 4:50pm – Mares’ Chase
- 5:30pm – Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle
Cheltenham Festival 2022 tickets
Ticket prices start from £40 and are available at numerous tiers which grant access to different enclosures and areas of the racecourse.
Non-hospitality tickets for Thursday and Friday are now sold out.
For full ticket information visit the Cheltenham Festival website here.
Cheltenham Festival 2022 weather forecast
A weather forecast for the Festival will appear here closer to the start of the meeting.
Cheltenham Gold Cup odds
- A Plus Tard 10/3
- Galvin 10/3
- Minella Indo 9/2
- Allaho 8/1
- Protektorat 8/1
- Al Boum Photo 10/1
- Conflated 10/1
- Tornado Flyer 12/1
- Chantry House 16/1
- Royale Pagaille 16/1
- Ahoy Señor 20/1
- 25/1 bar
*Odds provided by Betfair, NRNB market, correct as of Wednesday, March 2.