Brentwood, 6.16pm: 19°C, overcast clouds

2020 Cheltenham Festival Friday


The most attention of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival will inevitably be awarded to the final day of the four-day event on Friday.

That is because of the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup that is up for grabs on Friday’s action, which remains to this day as one of the biggest races in the sport to win. Winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup can establish themselves as legends of the sport.

Aside from the Cheltenham Gold Cup, there is plenty of other top racing action that takes place on Friday of the Cheltenham Festival that adds to the fact that it is the standout day of the Festival.

Those fortunate enough to have tickets can enter the Cheltenham Racecourse at 10:30 and will watch the first race at 13:30 in The JCB Triumph Hurdle.

The second race of Friday at the Cheltenham Festival is The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race at 14:10, which is followed by The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race at 14:50.

Then comes the main event, where eyes across the country will all be focused on and millions of pounds will be wagered upon. The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase takes place at 15:30 and this year’s prize fund stands at a huge £625,000.

Once that has been completed, the attention then goes back to the 16:10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup and the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase at 16:50.

Finally, the 2020 Cheltenham Festival will draw to a close with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at 17:30. Punters who head over to The Park will also be able to watch Capital FM DJ Marvin Humes perform a 90-minute DJ set on Friday from 16:30.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a must-see event each and every year, as is the whole Friday schedule at the Cheltenham Festival. Be sure to tune in this year to see if anybody can take the crown from 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo!

For more information about this brilliant event visit cheltenhamfestival.net

2020 Cheltenham Festival Friday Schedule

13:30 – The JCB Triumph Hurdle

14:10 – The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race

14:50 – The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

15:30 – The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase

16:10 – The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

16:50 – The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

17:30 – The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle


A big thank you to all of the companies and organisations which help to support Phoenix FM all year round

Business Club Members: The Beeches | Blue Serif | Brandler Galleries | Foretell Digital | Hallmark Care Homes | Kinetic Podiatry | Newboulds Solicitors | RCH Brentwood Care Centre | Saint Francis Hospice | Utilize

Other sponsors: Abacus Shutters | Ashwells | Bennetts Funerals | Foxtel | Healthwatch Essex | Landons Solicitors | Liberty Hygiene | Pinney Talfourd | Ramsay Health Springfield Hospital | RP2 Media | Shepherd Neame


© Phoenix FM 1996-2020. Written using Notepad and PHP.