When the grandest of racing events are mentioned in any conversation, one name never misses out, the Cheltenham Festival. The prestigious horse race event has grown over the years since 1924 when the current format was first run, to become a household name and an ever-anticipated event every coming year. One may be mistaken to think that The Cheltenham Festival is exclusively confined to matters about racing as a sport; thus, it's mainly appealing to racing fans. The Cheltenham Festival, however, is just that a festival that continues to serve the interests of ardent event-goers seeking entertainment, fashion enthusiasts, betting firms, and bettors alike. The dates are already set for 10th March for the Champions Day of the Festival to 13th March this year; the Gold Cup day, with the race schedules known as throughout the years, all lead to the anticipated Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, 13th March. In between the Champions Day and the Gold Cup Day, The Cheltenham festival offers Ladies Day and St Patrick’s Day to further spice up the four-day festival.
While every stakeholder gears up for the long-awaited Cheltenham Festival, Betting firms are a step ahead with many bettingoffers already in place before the event. Just a peek at the magnitude and focus paid to betting stakeholders in the Cheltenham Festival; the Cheltenham festival offers 28 races spread out equally across the four days offering bettors a chance to win by predicting the winners of each race.Any seasoned punter relishes the opportunity presented with 28 different events just over four days, providing more than enough chance to risk and reap big. Also, betting firms view the four-day event as a chance to tap into the myriads of punters who'll bet prior and throughout the Cheltenham Festival. Additionally, The Cheltenham Festival raises the rivalry between England and Ireland, with the two nations competing against each other over variable honors through the festival for bragging rights.Currently, the Irish hold the bragging rights over their English counterparts thanks to the 17 Irish winners in the 2019 Cheltenham Festival compared to 11 English winners.
This year, the betting firms currently have betting odds for the National Hunt Chase suitable for all and sundry going to the event and looking to reap from the four-day festival. With horses and jockeys confirming their participation or not bin this event, the betting firms stay ahead of the news with modifications to their odds at the slightest of changes before and during the Cheltenham Festival. For example, while it’s still early days, for the well-anticipatedCheltenham Gold Cup, William Hill has priced the frontrunners of the race to be Santini and Al Boum Photo at 4/1.Another betting firm, Sky bet offers another type of bet where punters can bet on a horse to win any race among the 28 that will be on show during the Cheltenham festival. Compared to William Hills betting odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Paddy Poweralso lists Al Boum Photo and Santini as front runners for the race but price them at 7/2 each compared to William Hills pricing of 4/1 each. As per Sky Bet’s indications, Benie Des Dieux priced at 4/6, and Envoi Allen priced at 1/1 lead the way among all horses that will grace the Cheltenham festival to win any race-no runner no bet.
Aside from betting, the beauty and overwhelming aura of the Cheltenham Festival is demonstrated by its dominance of the media before and even after the conclusion of the festival. Furthermore, the high and mighty grace the festival not only for the race but also for the finesse offered at the Cheltenham Festival. Ladies Day especially offers Ladies who throng the C Cheltenham Festival a chance to display the latest of class in the world of fashion, accompanied by creativity. With music from live bands and hospitality, people who love the thrill of a good time aren’t neglected either with statistics pointing out that averagely, 260,00 pints of Guinness are consumed at the Cheltenham Festival, and approximately 100,00 individuals use the Cheltenham Spa train station during the eve of the Cheltenham festival. While words don't do justice to the magnificence of the Cheltenham Festival, its reputation goes a long way in speaking ahead of the 2020 event.
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