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The Bookmakers Top Choices for the Cheltenham Festival 2011
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15 March 2011

The Cheltenham National Hunt Festival is just around the corner once more, and preparations are well under way. But who are the favourites for this year’s event? In this article we take a look at the bookie’s favourites for 2011.

The first day is the Supreme Novice’s Hurdle where the favourite is Cue Card. Cue Card has had an impressive record throughout 2010 and is now expected to win the Supreme Novice Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Other favourites from this race are Zaidpour after odds were cut when Zaidpour made it 2-2 over the hurdles at the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle in December 2010. Hidden Universe is the next favourite for this race.

Also on the first day of the Cheltenham races will be the Arkle Trophy, William Hill Trophy, Champion Hurdle, Cross Country Chase, Dave Nicholson Mares Hurdle and the Centenary Novices Chase. The favourites for these retrospectively are Blazing Bailey, Binocular, Garde Champetre, Quevega and Quel Esprit.

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What are the top ten horse races in the world
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28 July 2008

What are the top ten horse races in the world

10) The Cheltenham Festival. This race matches Ireland against Britain in a race for pride. The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar.

9) The Melbourne Cup. Since 1861, this Australian race has brought the country to a complete standstill. Said to be the most prestigious 2-mile handicap in the world, this race brings out crowns from every corner of the continent, and even some interested tourists.

8) The Dubai World Cup. A newer race than others on the list, the Dubai World Cup takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates annually. Since 1996, this race has been building a loyal following. Like the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot, the Dubai World Cup is as much about fashion as it is horseracing.

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