All you need at the races

Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of the National Hunt season and one of the biggest betting events in the sporting calendar. Four days of top class equine action are unrivaled anywhere in the world with Grade 1 chase and hurdle races every day including a feature championship race on each day; the Champion Hurdle (Tuesday), Queen Mother Champion Chase (Wednesday), World Hurdle (Thursday) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (Friday).

The Gold Cup is the showcase of the meeting and we proudly present our Gold Guide To Cheltenham with the Gold Cup roll of honour for the past ten years, major facts on the leading contenders in the Gold Cup betting and the low down on their jockeys. Scroll through the slides on the Gold Guide To Cheltenham infographic to read the need-to-know facts about the big race and the teams behind the leading Gold Cup entries.

You can now bet on Cheltenham without worrying about losing your stake if your horse doesn't make it to the starting post. bet365 was the first bookie to go non runner no bet all races at Cheltenham and the others are starting to follow.

Freebets.com is the place to find the latest Cheltenham odds and Cheltenham Festival offers from all the leading online bookmakers. Get free tips for the Festival from our horse racing experts, Alan Kelly and Will Smith. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter, downloading the app or keep in touch by following us on twitter.

The bookies have been gearing up for 2016 Cheltenham betting for months and punters will have the opportunity to bag loads of free bets with sign up offers for new customers and money back offers for existing customers. Take the Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsor as an example, open an account with Betfred and place a £10 bet to get £30 free bets, here at free bets we have lots of similar offers so don't miss this chance to fill up with free bets and get the most out of your Cheltenham Festival betting.

This is also the top website to find enhanced odds offers, the recent incentive to new customers given by online bookies. Instead of receiving free bets when registering a new account, there is often the option to back a hotshot at massively overpriced odds. 

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