2023 Cheltenham Racecourse Winners and 2024 Prep

Some of the favourites for Cheltenham 2024 include Fastorslow, Gerri Colombe, Galopin Des Champs and Shishkin. L'Homme Presse and Conflated are also making an appearance.

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By Karthik Raman | Feb 9, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

A lot of horses are returning for another chance at winning the championship. It’s not uncommon to see previous winners make an appearance, including Galopin Des Champs, last year’s winner. The horse that came in second, Bravemansgame is also featuring in the race, with Hewick set to give the event another shot after winning the King George VI Chase, which took place on Boxing Day.

Who are the Favourites for Cheltenham 2024?

Some of the favourites for Cheltenham 2024 include Fastorslow, Gerri Colombe, Galopin Des Champs and Shishkin. L’Homme Presse and Conflated are also making an appearance.

Preparations for the event are already well underway and some horses are embarking on their first race of the season. Some Cheltenham tips, for new punters who want to bet on the event, include staking your bet on a popular favourite or betting on a wild card. Experienced punters will want to take note of a horse’s form as well as the jockey who is going to be riding. Lastly, the weight of the horse, age and ground conditions can help you to tweak your choices.

Last Year’s Winners at Cheltenham

Last year saw Iroko win the Martin Pipe Conditional, with Impervious winning the Mares’ Chase. Premier Magic, an underdog at 66/1, won the Hunters’ Chase and Galopin Des Champs emerged victorious with the 2023 Gold Cup. All in all, 2023 was an exciting year, and with the racing lineup ahead, 2024 could very well top it. 

Last year, Ahoy Senor looked strong until he got too close to the sixth fence and crumpled upon landing. Townend, the jockey for Galopin Des Champs, bided his time early on, and tracked at an early pace before he tailed Hewick and Bravemansgame. He made a mistake and almost crashed which nearly cost him the race, but he quickly recovered.

By the time Hewick, a Grand National hero, set a good pace, Gallopin Des Champs had secured the victory. He surpassed Bravesmansgame and claimed the Championship at the last second.

With a lot of these horses running in 2024, it’s going to be interesting to see if 2023’s contenders end up being winners of the Championship this year. Betting odds list them as the favourites, and for a very good reason. 

About Cheltenham 

Featuring 14 Grade One races over four days, Cheltenham showcases the best jockeys, trainers and horses as they go head-to-head. Every one of the races at Cheltenham gives riders and their horses the chance to be part of history. Fans from around the world tune in to watch the event, which starts with Champion Day.

This is the return of the jump race, where winners are given the opportunity to solidify their legacy as one of the greats. Day two features the Champion Chase. Jumping ability and speed are what matters most here. You also have Gold Cup Day, which is the biggest event where the most prestigious trophy is awarded. 

Jockeys from all across the country travel to be in with a chance of claiming a title, training all year round to try and emerge victorious. Cheltenham 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting event, one you won’t want to miss out on.