Best Cheltenham Festival apps

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The best Cheltenham apps have been prepped and loaded ready for the festival on Tuesday 12th March 2019. With that date around the corner, you may be wondering which, from the vast number available are the apps you need.

Take a look below as we guide you through the best apps for your mobile or tablet, be it for betting, looking up stats or spotting a special promotion on the Cheltenham festival. If you’re lucky enough to be going we have the best apps for festival visitors including maps or POI in the local area to get you in the mood for the races.

Best Cheltenham apps for stats

Racing post pod cast - A must listen in the build up to the Cheltenham festivalRacing post

The racing post app is one of the best Cheltenham apps if you are looking for in-depth, reliable information on horses or races quickly. With smart race cards and detailed information on each horse including race record, form, pedigree, breeding and trainer/owner/jockey/breeder information this is clearly one of the best.

All the races are already showing for the Cheltenham festival, giving you plenty of chance to do your research and monitor progress. The Racing post app is available on the app store for iPhone/iPad users and is available on Android, either through a third party app on Getjar or by visiting the mobile website. The mobile website is also functional on Windows and Nokia devices.

Post cast

On iTunes, you’ll find the racing post “Postcast” – a must listen to podcast for racing fans. In the build-up to the Festiva,l they discuss all the races in depth and look at where the horses are likely to run. If you’re on your way to the races why not download the podcast from the night before and brush up your knowledge on the way!

Digital Edition

If you want to read The Racing post paper there is a digital edition available on iPhone and Android via the app store. This is via a subscription but it’s worth the money, in our opinion, with all the in-depth analysis and tips for Cheltenham. Here’s how it looks-

Read the Racing Post Cheltenham Preview on your mobile or tablet

Images are taken from Google Play listing – here

Best Cheltenham apps for Racegoers

Cheltenham appCheltenham app – Here at Betting Apps we found the iOS app ‘Cheltenham’ to be the best Cheltenham app for people looking to attend the festival. You can explore the interactive map straight from your iPhone or look at form and tips whilst viewing results or identifying races.

The Cheltenham app provides all the latest news surrounding the festival, including the latest going and weather reports. You get an exclusive section set up purely for the Cheltenham radio station so you can listen in to the hottest live news and you also get a ticket information section giving you all the latest ticket news from all meetings.

If you’re in Cheltenham and need some local advice there is also a “Cheltenham local” app that’s worth downloading. You can find hotels, restaurants and takeaways that are in the area, there’s a full list of local businesses too. It’s a very handy little app if you don’t know the area well. You can book restaurants from the app and find your way around – Very helpful if you’re not from the area.

Best apps for Cheltenham Betting

Paddy Power sport app logoPaddy Power iPhone– Paddy Power is very well known for their specials, especially in the money-back category. Paddy Power has not released any information yet on specials for Cheltenham but you can bet they will be nearer the time.

Because of their renowned specials, we are expecting the Paddy Power app to be one of the best for promotions and bonuses. Paddy Power also offers a ‘best odds’ guarantee on all UK horse racing, meaning that if you take an early price and the start price return is greater, Paddy Power will pay you at the better odds.

Paddy Power is also offering up to a £20 free bet for all new registering customers. If you are not already an account holder now just may be the time to do so.

*Click here for up to a £20 free bet with Paddy Power

*New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion

Want to find the best apps for betting on Cheltenham? Check out our best apps for Android here.

Cheltenham Festival guide

The Cheltenham Festival is a 4-day racing extravaganza that is billed as “The Greatest Show on Turf”. From Tuesday to Friday you can see 5 feature races a day along with 2 later races. The event is huge in the racing calendar and attracts interest from all over the world. From the opening race of Tuesday, the Supreme Novice Hurdle, to the last feature race on Friday, the Gold Cup, is a non-stop roller coaster of betting action.


Tuesday always gets underway with the Cheltenham Roar when the riders get underway in the Supreme novices hurdle. The day is renowned for short prices favourites in 4 of the 5 main races and they’re usually all Wille Mullins horses. Past winners for Mullins on the day have included Vautour, Min and the incredible Douvan.

Douvan winning at the Cheltenham Festival


Wednesday at Cheltenham is know as Ladies day so if you’re at the racecourse get ready to see lots of high fashion and lots of fascinators. The races are much more open on Wednesday with a number of races having larger fields and no short-priced favourites. Personally, this is my favourite day at the course as there’s always a chance of some longer odds winners and places.


Thursday is a mixed bag of races for me and a tough one for picking winners. It is often said that at Cheltenham the first day is always the punters and the bookies make it back on Wednesday and Thursday!


Friday at the Festival sees the pinnacle race run – The Cheltenham Gold Cup. This is a prestigious race to win and has been won by some big names over the years. The 2018 race will live long in the memory – Won by Native River who lead from the first fence to the finishing post despite being chased all the way by the favourite, Might Bite. You can see the race below –

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