2020 Cheltenham Festival Tuesday

Written by on May 15, 2020

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is swiftly closing upon us and horse racing fans all over the country will be feeling the sense of excitement that comes along with the build up to one of the standout events of the year.

Four days of top class racing will ensue on Gloucestershire’s finest racecourse as all of the stars from the world of horse racing descend on one of the most famous week’s of sport in the British calendar.

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Tuesday March 10, with gates opening for visitors at 10:30 in the morning, while the first race of the day and the festival gets going at 13:30. The action will begin with The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race.

Then it’s onto the second race of the day with The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase at 14:10, which is run over a distance of two miles. Up next is The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase at 14:50.

The feature race of Tuesday at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival then comes up at 15:30, as The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy comes up next with a huge prize fund of £450,000 awarded to the winner.

In the aftermath of the main event comes three more races, the first of which being The Mares’ Hurdle Race at 16:10, which is followed by The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at 16:50.

Finally, the day’s racing action comes to a conclusion following The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2) at 17:30. 

As well as the racing action, visitors to Cheltenham Racecourse on the Tuesday of the Cheltenham Festival may also access The Park – so long as they have a valid ticket – for some entertainment throughout the day. The highlight of the action at The Park on Tuesday is a 90-minute DJ set from Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.

Full 2020 Cheltenham Festival Tuesday Schedule:

13:30 – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

14:10 – The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

14:50 – The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

15:30 – The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

16:10 – The Mares’ Hurdle Race

16:50 – The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

17:30 – The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)


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