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Horse Racing: Cheltenham Festival 2011 Schedule

Fans of National Hunt – jumps – horse racing all over the world will stop what they are doing this week and turn their attention towards Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, as the 2011 Cheltenham Festival takes place over four days from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th March 2011.

2011 is the centenary Festival, marking the 100th year since the first Cheltenham Festival took place in 1911.

Over the course of the four days, 27 National Hunt races of the highest calibre are due to take place.

Below is the schedule for the 2011 Cheltenham Festival. All times are in GMT (pm).

Cheltenham Festival 2011 Schedule – Tuesday 15th March

1:30 Stan James Supreme Novices´ Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y
2:05 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m
2:40 Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Chase Grade 3 Cl1 3m110y
3:20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y
4:00 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase (A Cross Country Chase) Cl2 3m7f
4:40 David Nicholson Mares´ Hurdle Grade 2 Cl1 2m4f
5:15 Centenary Novices´ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 2m4f110y

Cheltenham Festival 2011 Schedule – Wednesday 16th March

1:30 141st Year of National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders´ Novices´ Chase) Cl2 4m
2:05 Neptune Investment Management Novices´ Hurdle (Registered As The Baring Bingham Novices´ Hurdle) Cl1 2m5f
2:40 RSA Chase Grade 1 Cl1 3m110y
3:20 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m
4:00 Coral Cup (Handicap Hurdle) Grade 3 Cl1 2m5f
4:40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 Cl1 2m110y
5:15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race) Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y

Cheltenham Festival 2011 Schedule – Thursday 17th March

1:30 Jewson Novices´ Chase (Registered As The Golden Miller Novices´ Chase) Grade 2 Cl1 2m4f
2:05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Listed Race) Cl1 3m
2:40 Ryanair Chase (Registered As The Festival Trophy Steeple Chase) Grade 1 Cl1 2m5f
3:20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 3m
4:00 Byrne Group Plate (Handicap Chase) Grade 3 Cl1 2m5f
4:40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Handicap Chase) (Amateur Riders) Cl2 3m1f110y

Cheltenham Festival 2011 Schedule – Friday 18th March

1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 2m1f
2:05 Vincent O´Brien County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 Cl1 2m1f
2:40 Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle (Registered As The Spa Novices´ Hurdle Race) Grade 1 Cl1 3m
3:20 totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1 Cl1 3m2f110y
4:00 Christie´s Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Cl2 3m2f110y
4:40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Hurdle Cl2 2m4f110y
5:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup (Handicap) Grade 3 Cl1 2m110y

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