One of the most visited racecourses over in the UK is of course Cheltenham racecourse, and each year they have several race meetings, some of which last several days.
If you are a fan of horse racing and want to experience one of the finest displays of National Hunt racing in Great Britain then this is certain a place to visit.
To help you plan your next day at that racecourse below I have put together and compiled the race meetings scheduled for Cheltenham that are all taking place in 2018.
It will be the Festival Trials Day meeting you will find scheduled on the 27th January 2018, and that meeting is one that many people use to give them some ideas of the possible winners in the up and coming Festival meeting!
The Festival meeting is of course the one race meeting that does and always has attracted the biggest crowds at Cheltenham racecourse and in 2018 the days that meeting is running is on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th March 2018.
If you intend to visit whilst the Festival is up and running you will need to book your tickets and any accommodation well in advance.
You will also find the April Meeting running over two days those being 18th and 19th April 2018, and the last meeting held in 2018 will be the Hunter Chase Evening which is scheduled to take place on the 4th May.
Most Popular Bets Placed at Cheltenham Racecourse
There are often many red hot favourites on many of the races held at Cheltenham racecourse, and as such you will sadly often find the odds associated with the horses with the very best form that are most likely to win any race being quite low in value.
As such many people who are thinking of placing bets and wagers on horses running at Cheltenham tend to place permed bets, such as doubles and trebles.
Those bets in the case of a double will see you having to name two horses in two different races that you want to win, and one of those horses is usually the red hot favourite of one of those races. A treble is a bet on which three horses are all permed together in one single bet.
You do need to be aware though that if and when you do place a double or a treble bet all of the horses on your betting slip do have to win, and if they do the winnings and your initial stake on the first horse is then rolled over onto the next horse you name if you place a double, and those winnings and the stake are then rolled over onto the third horse in the case of a treble bet.
Those punters wishing to bet on an outsider will often place an each way bet so at least they will get a winning return if their chosen horse does finish in one of the top positions of the race their chosen horse has been running in.
Placing Bets on Horse Running at Cheltenham Racecourse
Every single betting site is going to be offering you odds on horse races that are being held at the Cheltenham racecourse however what I have discovered is that many betting sites make some overly generous bonuses available to new customers when the Cheltenham Festival is running.
As such, if you do want to lock in plenty of additional value during March then I would advise you to consider signing up to some betting sites you haven’t signed up to yet, as that way you will be able to lock in plenty of betting value.
However, most bookmakers are eager to get huge volumes of bets and wagers placed on all races held at the Cheltenham Festival, and as such even if you do already hold one or more betting site accounts you can often find lots of best odds guarantees and plenty of enhanced odds ante post bets and wagers being made available to you.
Shopping around is going to be important, and with that in mind it may also be beneficial for you to make use of an odds comparison website, when deciding just where to place any Cheltenham related bets.
But please do make sure that you always do bet responsibly, for it can be and always is very easy to get carried away when you are totally engrossed in the many races that are held at the Cheltenham racecourse throughout each year!