CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 2

LADIES DAY

Welcome to our guide on the Second Day of the Cheltenham Festival! Known as Ladies Day, this day is not only about glamorous fashion but also features some of the most exciting races of the week.

The highlight of the day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, a race that tests speed and agility over two miles. Past winners like Altior and Sprinter Sacre have thrilled crowds with their electrifying performances.

Also on the card is the Novices' Chase, which often serves as a stepping stone for future Gold Cup contenders. This race has seen greats like Denman and Bobs Worth make their mark.

The Coral Cup and the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle add to the day’s excitement, with large fields and competitive racing.

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LADIES DAY

Wednesday 12th March 2025. It's the second day of the festival and this one is for the Ladies.
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Grade 1 | 10 Hurdles| 2m 5f on Old Course | 4 yo+ | Novices only | £125K

13:30 - Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle

There are weight allowances for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. 4yo at a weight of 10st 12lb and 5yo+ at a weight of 11st 7lb. Fillies and mares receive an allowance of 7lb in this race.

The winner of the 2024 Gallagher Novices Hurdle was Ballyburn at odds of 1/2F.

Grade 1 | 20 Fences | 3m on Old Course | 5 yo+ | Novices only | £175K

14:10 - Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase

There are weight allowances for the Novices' Chase. 5yo at a weight of 11st 2lb and 6yo+ at 11st 4lb. Mares receive an allowance of 7lb in this race.

The winner in the 2024 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase was Fact To File at odds of 8/13F.

Grade 3 | 10 Hurdles | 2m 5f on Old Course | 4 yo+ | £100K 

14:50 - Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

The weights in the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle will be different with each horse. This means there will be a variety of weights in the race in order to give all the horse an even chance.

The winner in the 2024 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle was Langer Dan at odds of 13/2.

Grade 1 | 13 Fences | 2m 1/2f on Old Course | 5 yo+ |  £400K

15:30 - Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

There are weight allowances for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. 5yo at a weight of 11st 10lb. Mares receive an allowance of 7lb in this race.

The winner in the 2024 Queen Mother Champion Chase was Captain Guinness at odds of 17/2.

Cross Country Chase | 32 Fences | 3m 6f on Cross Country Course | 5 yo+ | £65K 

16:10 - Glenfarclas Chase

There are weight allowances for the Glenfarclas Chase. 5yo at a weight of 11st 4lb. Mares receive an allowance of 7lb.

*The race was abandoned in 2024 due to water logging on the course*

Grade 3 | 14 Fences | 2m 1/2f on Old Course |  5+ yo | £110K

16:50 - Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase

This is a handicap race so each horse is weighted to give all runners an equal chance.

The winner in the 2024 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual was Unexpected Party at odds of 12/1.

Grade 1 | 2m 1/2f on Old Course | 4-6 yo | Flate Race | £75K 

17:30 - Weatherbys Champion Bumper

There are weight allowances for the Champion Bumper. 4yo at a weight of 10st 11lb and 5-6yo+ at a weight of 11st 5lb. Fillies and mares receive an allowance of 7lb in this race.

The winner in the 2024 Champion Bumper was Jasmin De Vaux at odds of 9/2.

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