Cheltenham is one of the most widely bet on festivals on the planet, whether you’re a seasoned horse racing punter or placing a bet for the very first time.
It’s five days of thrills, spills, winners and losers and what’s more, the countdown has already begun.
Here at Betting Apps, we want to put you in the very best position for a winner which, as you may expect, means delivering you all the very best apps for the Cheltenham Festival.
When March 12, 2019, comes round your phone should be filled to the brim with all the finest bookmaker apps, top strategy guides, and quickest news feeds to put you in the perfect place to cash in on an acca.
Below we’ve very handily broken down all the apps you need from various categories ahead of the festival…
Best Cheltenham Festival Bookmaker Apps
Of course, we’ll start with the bookies. It’s where we all place our bets and ultimately it’s where you’re going to win (hopefully) your money.
There are dozens of great apps for iPhone and Android on the market, so we’ve highlighted just a couple that really do go all in for the Festival and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Paddy 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’ guaranteed 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.
*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.
William Hill App
The William Hill mobile app always delivers great odds across the entire horse racing calendar, but when it comes to Cheltenham it really does go into overload.
With a huge amount of enhanced odds and free bets to play with, it’s the ideal app for playing Cheltenham with and it comes directly from one of the country’s true horse racing experts.
The app itself is easy to navigate and throughout the Festival you’ll always find the latest odds on their home screen.
*New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
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Want to find the best apps for betting on Cheltenham? Check out our best apps for Android here.
Best Cheltenham Apps For Statistics
Of course, deciding which horse to back very much depends on a lot of things. Form, length of race, ground, jockeys and many other things should be taken into account, meaning reviewing the stats are vital.
There are tons of great mobile apps for Cheltenham offering you all manner of stats, with many keeping up-to-date and delivering news as it comes through.
Below you’ll find some of the best apps to download to keep you in the know on all things Cheltenham in the run up to March.
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.
On iTunes, you’ll find the racing post “Postcast” – a must listen to podcast for racing fans. In the build-up to the Festival 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!
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.
The Best Apps When You’re At Cheltenham
Many of you will be lucky enough to be heading to the racecourse as tens of thousands of people descend on the Gloucestershire town.
While you’re in the crazy bubble of the Festival there are still plenty of ways to stay in the know and find your way around the racecourse.
Below we’ve listed some of the must downloads for all those experiencing the Cheltenham Festival first hand this March.
Cheltenham Official 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.
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.
For all those new to Cheltenham, below you’ll find a full run through of everything happening across the week…
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 Willie Mullins horses. Past winners for Mullins on the day have included Vautour, Min and the incredible Douvan.
Wednesday at Cheltenham is known 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 and a tough one for picking winners. It is often said that at Cheltenham the first day is always the punters day with the bookies making 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.