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Cheltenham Festival St Patricks Day Tips

On 12 March St Patrick`s Day kick off at the Cheltenham festival. Seven races will have Irish flavor. The show will begin at 10:30 , with the first race The JLT Novices` Chase scheduled at 13:30. The race that will closed this special day will begin at 17:15. This is a premier, the charity race - the St Patrick`s Derby will race money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Bellow is the race schedule for this day :

13:30 The JLT Novices` Chase
14.05 The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
14.40 The Ryanair Steeple Chase
15.20 The Ladbrokes World Hurdle Race
16.00 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
16.40 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase
17.15 The St Patrick`s Derby


Cheltenham in England, was best known in the past as a spa town and now is hosting one of the best horse races, the Gold Cup.
How you can reach Cheltenham? The most common way is to use the train, who has links with to major cities. In city you can use the internal network of transport : taxis. public transport or you can rent a car.
By the air is another way to get to Cheltenham. There are airports in Birmingham and Bristol, from where you have to take the train(Birmingham New Street-Cheltenham station) or the bus (Bristol Airport-Bristol Temple Meads-Cheltenham station).
In the city there are a lots of places where to stay: 4 star hotels, pensions,apartments or it is also possible to camp.
Don`t worry to get to Cheltenham festival. During this, there are plenty of buses that circulate in that direction.

Betting 2015

Finding the Ladbrokes World Hurdle Betting page

First you will need an account. If you have one is great. If not you have to open one entering your personal data. Almost all the bookies offers Free Bets when you join them for the first time. Then after you deposit some money , you can start betting.The Ladbrokes World Hurlde is easy to find on the betting page :in the racing section choose Ante-Post or some bookmakers have a direct link on the main page.

Betting stake

This is the amount of money you are willing to bet on a horse.

Types of betting

They are many types of bets you can choose from :
To Win - you bet on a horse to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle Race. It is consider a lost if the chosen horse does not win the race.

Each Way - Using this bet you have more chances to win. How it works? You choose a horse and if he ends in top 4 you win, otherwise you lose. But the gains are different, because actually there are 2 bets. One with the full odds applied and another bet is placed on the horse to come in one of the top 4 places. Only a quarter of the odds is applied to the last bet.

Placing a bet

To place a bet, locate the horse you want to bet on ,place your stake ,usually of at least £2, and then select the type of bet you are placing, "to win" or "each way"

The winnings

To Win bet - Example: You have placed a bet of £10 bet on a horse with odds of 5-1 and won.The £10 stake is multiplied by 5 (giving 50) and adding the original betting £10 stake, you get a total of £60.

Each Way bet - Example: You bet £5 stake on an Each Way bet (£10 betting stake) on a horse at odds of 5-1. The original £5 stake is multiplied by 5 (giving £25) and with the original bet of £5 you gain a total of £30. The other £5 of the bet, is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 1.25, giving a total of £6.25, and with the original bet for a total of £11.25. Therefore if the horse wins, in total you gain £30+£11.25=£44.25

If your chosen horse fails to win, but ends in top 4, the first part of the bet is lost and you gain only £11.25.
All your wins will be credited to your betting account. You can use then to place future bets, or you can withdraw your earnings.

Race Information

The highlight of this day , the Ladbrokes World Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in the UK, opened to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course Race Track at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles - 4,828 meters.During the race there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

This year the price money is about 300,000 GBP, with over 160,000 GBP for the first place.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated: 1972
Race type: Chase
Distance: about 4,828 meters
Track: Turf, left-handed
Qualification: Four-years-old and up, Weight 11 st 0 lb (4yo); 11 st 10 lb (5yo+)

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Race records

Most successful horse (4 wins): Big Bucks - 2009,2010,2011,2012
Leading jockey (4 wins): Ruby Walsh - Big Bucks (2009,2010,2011,2012)
Leading trainer (4 wins): Paul Nicholls - Big Bucks (2009,2010,2011,2012)
Leading owner (4 wins): The Stewart Family – Big Bucks (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Previous Winners


Last 3 races were won by More of That, Solwhit and Big Bucks

Year Horse Age Jockey Trainer


More of That


Barry Geraghty

Jonjo O`Neill




Paul Carberry

Charles Byrnes


Big Bucks


Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls


Big Bucks


Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls


Big Bucks


Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls


Big Bucks


Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls


Inglis Drever


Denis O`Regan

Howard Johnson


Inglis Drever


Paddy Brennan

Howard Johnson


My Way de Solzen


Robert Thornton

Alan King


Inglis Drever


Graham Lee

Howard Johnson


St Patricks Day Tickets - There are three different ticket types at The Festival. St Patricks Day usually sells out in advance, so our advice to you is to buy your tickets as soon as you can.

Club Ticket - Is the best choice .Access to the widest choice of view spots and refreshment options. Ticket Price - From 75£
Tattersalls Ticket - USing this ticket gives you a good choice of viewing and refreshment options. Ticket Price - From 35£
Best Mate Ticket - Directly opposite the main grandstand, big value with a great view of the racing and a variety of food and drink choices Ticket Price - From 22£


When deciding on your bets Ladbrokes World Hurdle it is important you look into some race trends before making your selections. It is very important because horses that have won this race will normally have a number of attributes similar to other World Hurdle winners. You are more likely to win money by selecting horses that show these `trends`.


Here are some trends you could look to before deciding on your bet:

It is good to keep an eye on the previous winner at Ladbrokes World Hurlde. Because in the last 10 years, so far two horses won consecutively this race : Inglis Drever - 2 times and Big Bucks - 4 times.


The jockeys with the most win is Ruby Walsh , who won consecutively from 2009 till 2012.

The trainer with the most win is Paul Nicholls who won four times in 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 , followed by Howard Johnson , who has 3 wins in 2005,2007 and 2008.

10 from the last 10 winners finished first or second in their last race.

10 from the last 10 winners were in top 4 favorites to win Ladbrokes World Hurlde.

Even if is a race open for horses aged four or higher, so far no 5 years horse have won.

Many of the horses that have won ran in the Long Walk Hurlde


Zarkandar The 8 years Irish horse , ridden by S Twiston-Davies and trained by P F Nicholls, had a good form in 2014, not winning any race but getting on podium four times. Also he knows the track, ending last year in fourth place the Ladbrokes World Hurlde.
Saphir Du Rheu Aged 6 , won three races in 2014 and recently in 2015 he won the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham, a 3m race.
Annie Power Has a great form. Last year he won three races and ended second in the previous Ladbrokes World Hurlde. Big chances to win this time.
Rock On Ruby The 10 year Irish horse won the last two races he attended , both on Cheltenham : the Osborne House Relkeel Hurdle and the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, both a 2m 4f 110y races.
Lieutenant Colonel Last year he got on podium 7 times, winning 4 races, ending 2 times in second place and one time in third place. He participated at Cheltenham also, but in the Neptune Investment Management Novices` Hurdle, where he got six place.


The favorites to win this race are Zarkandar with a best odd of 6.00, Saphir Du Rheu with a best odd of 6.00 and Annie Power with a best odd of 6.00

2015 Runners

Zarkandar 6.00 PADDY POWER Has big chances to win this race.Is in a good form , knows the track and if he applies a good strategy we will see him on podium.
Saphir Du Rheu 6.00 William Hill Is favorite number two. With so many wins in the previous seasons, this horse is made for podium. Big chance for him this year to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.
Annie Power 6.00 Ladbrokes This is my favorite horse.Has all the advantages to win this race: knows the track , ended second last year, won recently and has the perfect age .
Rock On Ruby 9.00 Paddy Power Won the last two races he attended so his form is good, even if he is seen as favorite number 4.
Lieutenant Colonel 13.00 Ladbrokes You can gain a lot of money if you bet on this horse and win.He ended on podium his last 5 races.


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