2023 Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Tips, News and Odds


The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is known as Champion's Day, and will take place on Tuesday 15th March in 2022.

The Champion Hurdle is the main event on day one's card. There are also three further Grade Ones in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the Arkle Challenge Trophy and the Mares' Hurdle.

The historic National Hunt Chase also takes place on day one, along with the Ultima Handicap Chase and the Boodles Handicap Hurdle for juveniles.

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2023 Cheltenham Festival Day One Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:30pm Supreme Novices' Hurdle Grade One2m
2:10pm Arkle Challenge Trophy Novice's Chase Grade One 2m
2:50pm Ultima Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap3m
3:30pm Champion Hurdle Grade One 2m
4:10pm Mares' Hurdle Grade One 2m 4f
4:50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade Three Handicap2m
5:30pm National Hunt Chase Grade Two3m 6f

2022 Cheltenham Results - Day One

Time
Title
2022 Winner
1:30pmSupreme Novices' HurdleConstitution Hill
2:10pmArkle Challenge Trophy Novice's ChaseEdwardstone
2:50pmUltima Handicap ChaseCorrach Rambler
3:30pmChampion HurdleHoneysuckle
4:10pmMares' HurdleMarie's Rock
4:50pmBoodles Juvenile Handicap HurdleBrazil
5:30pmNational Hunt ChaseStattler

2022 Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Cheltenham Day 1 FAQs

When is day one of the Cheltenham Festival?

The 2023 Cheltenham Festival will start on Tuesday 14th March.

When is Champions Day at Cheltenham?

Day one at the Cheltenham Festival is known as Champions Day. In 2023, Champions Day will take place at Cheltenham on Tuesday 14th March.

What races are run on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival?

The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival features seven top-quality races, including the Champion Hurdle, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the Arkle Novices' Chase.

Where can I watch Cheltenham Festival day 1?

You can stream every race during the Cheltenham Festival live on your mobile or tablet. Head to the Horse Racing Live Streaming page on our website to find out more.