Cheltenham Festival 2017 Racecards: Latest betting odds, Newsboy's 1-2-3 tips, TV times and ticket information

The world of racing turns its attention to Prestbury Park on March 14 when the “Greatest Show on Turf” begins.

This year’s Cheltenham Festival promises to be action-packed and eventful as ever with a total of 28 races between Tuesday and Friday with over £4million in prize money at stake.

Friday’s signature Gold Cup race is the jewel in the festival’s crown. But there are plenty of other compelling races to look forward to with seven every day.

ITV will beam the drama to screens in the UK, with their coverage kicking off daily from 1pm until 4.30pm.

Cheltenham will be packed to the rafters for all four days of this year’s festival
(Photo: Getty Images Europe)

And, of course, Mirror Sport will bring you all the top tips with our resident expert Newsboy and the latest results as they happen throughout each day.

Here, we run through all the racecards in the countdown to Cheltenham…

Day one: Tuesday, March 14

1.30pm: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.10pm: Arkle Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.50pm: Ultima Handicap Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

3.30pm: Champion Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.10pm: OLBG Mares Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.50pm: National Hunt Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

5.30pm: Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

Day two: Wednesday, March 15

1.30pm: Neptune Novices’ Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.10pm: RSA Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.50pm: Coral Cup

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

3.30pm: Queen Mother Champion Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.10pm: Cross Country Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.50pm: Fred Winter Handicap Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

5.30pm: Cheltenham Champion Bumper

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

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Day three: Thursday, March 16

1.30pm: JLT Novices Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.10pm: Pertempts Final Handicap Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.50pm: Ryanair Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

3.30pm: Stayers Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.10pm: Brown Advisory Plate

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.50pm: Trull House Stud Mares Novices Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

5.30pm: Kim Muir Handicap Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

Day four: Friday, March 17

1.30pm: Triumph Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.10pm: County Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

2.50pm: Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

3.30pm: Cheltenham Cup Gold 2017

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

Jockey Bryan Cooper kisses the Gold Cup after guiding Don Cossack to glory last year
(Photo: PA)

4.10pm: Foxhunters Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

4.50pm: Martin Pipe Handicap Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

5.30pm: Grand Annual Chase

Newsboy 1-2-3: These will be provided by the Mirror Sport’s tipster ahead of the race.

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When is the 2017 Cheltenham Festival?

It begins on Tuesday, March 14, running every day until Friday, March 17.

Tuesday is Champions Day with Ladies Day following on Wednesday.

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated a day earlier on the Thursday with the Gold Cup Day completing the festival.

What TV channel is it on?

ITV have the exclusive rights after taking over from Channel 4. ITV’s coverage will start at 1pm daily, finishing at 4.30pm, and is hosted by former Sky Sports football presenter Ed Chamberlain.

You can follow live text commentary, latest pictures and results at Mirror Sport too.

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Cheltenham Festival 2017

Are tickets still available?

Tickets are still available for every day of the festival in selected areas:

Day One – Champions Day:

Club Enclosure – £85
Tattersalls Enclosure – £50/£55
Guinness View – £200
Best Mate Enclosure – £35/£40
Restaurant/hospitality packages – £370/£750

Day Two – Ladies Day:

Club Enclosure – £85
Tattersalls Enclosure – £50/£55
Guinness View – £200
Best Mate Enclosure – £35/£40
Restaurant/hospitality packages – £425/£750

Day Three – St Patrick’s Day:

Club Enclosure – £85
Tattersalls Enclosure – £50/£55
Tattersalls Granstand Seating – £135/£165
Guinness View – £200
Best Mate Enclosure – £35/£40
Restaurant/hospitality packages – £390/£800

Day Four – Gold Cup Day:

Restaurant/hospitality packages – £320/£750

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