Here’s the latest schedule for the first day of the Cheltenham Festival 2017
The first day of The Festival features the most important hurdle race of the season, the Stan James Champion Hurdle, was won in 2016 by the wonder mare Annie Power.She scored in a course record time of 3m 45.10s, eclipsing the previous record of 3m 45.25s set by Jezki in 2014 and became the first mare since Flakey Dove in 1994 to win the Champion Hurdle and only the fourth in the race’s history.
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14.10 The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase about 2m Chase 1
4.50 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase 3m about 1f Chase
16.50 The J T McNamara National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) About 4m Chase
17.30 The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase 2m about 4½f Chase