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Cheltenham Festival 2009 schedule

Details for all the races at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival (All times GMT).

BBC Radio 5 Live will have a Festival programme running from 1300 to 1600 each day presented by John Inverdale with Mick Fitzgerald, Peter Scudamore, Clare Balding and Cornelius Lysaght.

Races with live commentary are marked with an asterisk.*

Follow live text reports and all the news on the BBC Sport website. There will also be full updates on Ceefax and Digitext page 660.


1330: Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m ½f) *
1405: Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy (2m) *
1440: William Hill Trophy (3m½f) *
1520: Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle (2m ½ f) *
1600: Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
1640: David Nicholson Mares Hurdle (2m 4f)


1330: National Hunt Steeplechase (4m) *
1405: Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f) *
1440: RSA Chase (3m ½f) *
1520: Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase (2m) *
1600: Coral Cup (2m 5f)
1640: Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m ½f)
1715: Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2m ½f)


1330: Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase (2m 5f) *
1405: Pertemps Final Hurdle (3m) *
1440: Ryanair Chase (2m 5f) *
1520: Ladbrokes World Hurdle (3m) *
1600: Festival Plate Handicap Chase (2m 5f)
1640: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase (3m 1½f)


1330: JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f) *
1405: Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle (2m 1f) *
1440: Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m) *
1520: Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2½f) *
1600: Christie's Foxhunter Chase (3m 2½f)
1640: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle (2m 4½f)
1715: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase (2m ½f)

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