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This week's horse racing fixtures 11-17 March - Details of every UK and Irish horse racing meeting over the next seven days

Brian Healy 10 Mar 2019
The Cheltenham Festival takes centre stage amongst this week's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Brian Healy looks ahead to a fantastic week of horse racing action and details every UK and Irish fixture taking place over the next seven days, including the Cheltenham Festival.

The wait is finally over, and this week’s UK and Irish horse racing schedule is dominated by the 2019 Cheltenham Festival which kicks off on Tuesday for the first of four top-class days’ horse racing action.

The cream of equine talent from across the UK and Ireland will descend on the sleepy Cotswolds town to do battle in the shadow of Prestbury Hill at the premier jumps racing fixture; months of blood, sweat and tears, and dreams of glory will come to a head over the course of a pulsating festival of horse racing action.

In addition to the Cheltneham Festival, there is also the Midlands Grand National going to post on Saturday at Uttoxeter.

MONDAY 11 MARCH


Monday is Cheltenham Festival eve, and a last chance for punters to pad out their Festival warchests, and four UK horse racing meetings go to post with afternoon jumps racing from Stratford, Plumpton and Taunton; while on the all-weather there is a fixture in the evening at Kempton.

Stratford (jumps) - 2.10 - 4.40pm (6 races)
Plumpton (jumps) - 2.20 - 4.55pm (6 races)
Taunton (jumps) - 2.30 - 5.40pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) - 5.00 - 8.30pm (8 races)

Taunton are racing on Monday.


TUESDAY 12 MARCH


Four meetings go to post on Tuesday, dominated by the Cheltenham Festival where the Champion Hurdle takes centre stage on a card that features four Grade One contests.

Elsewhere, there is jumps racing action at Sedgefield; while all-weather action comes from Southwell in the afternoon, and under the floodlights at Wolverhampton in the evening.

Cheltenham (jumps) - 1.30 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Southwell (flat, aw) - 1.45 - 5.00pm (6 races)
Sedgefield (jumps) - 1.55 - 5.10pm (6 races)
Wolverhamptonm (flat, aw) - 5.45 - 8.15pm (6 races)

WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH


A further four UK horse racing meetings go to post on Wednesday, again dominated by the Cheltenham Festival where day two of the ‘greatest show on turf’ is spearheaded by Altior and the Champion Chase; can Nicky Henderson’s superstar win a second crown in the day’s main event?

Elsewhere over the sticks, Huntingdon are also racing; while on the all-weather there is racing from Lingfield in the afternoon, and Kempton in the evening.

Cheltenham (jumps) - 1.30 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Huntingdon (jumps) - 1.45 - 5.40pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) - 1.55 - 5.15pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) - 5.45 - 8.15pm (6 races)

The Cheltenham Festival takes centre-stage amongst this week's fixtures.


THURSDAY 14 MARCH


Thursday takes in a further four UK horse racing fixtures, and day three of the Cheltenham Festival features the Stayers’ Hurdle as the highlight of the afternoon. 

There is also jumps racing from Market Rasen and Hexham, while Southwell are racing on their all-weather surface.

Cheltenham (jumps) - 1.30 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Market Rasen (jumps) - 1.45 - 5.40pm (7 races)
Hexham (jumps) - 1.55 - 5.50pm (7 races)
Southwell (flat, aw) - 5.55 - 8.30pm (6 races)

FRIDAY 15 MARCH 


Five meetings head to post across the UK and Ireland on Friday, with the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival headed up by the Gold Cup again taking centre-stage.

There is also jumps racing from Fakenham, while on the all-weather there is afternoon action on the Lingfield polytrack.

Meanwhile in the evening there is further all-weather action from Chelmsford, and also Dundalk in Ireland as Irish racing returns to the fold.

Fakenham (jumps) - 1.20 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Cheltenham (jumps) - 1.30 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) - 2.20 - 5.40pm (6 races)
Dundalk (flat, aw) - 5.15 - 8.45pm (8 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 6.00 - 8.30pm (6 races)

SATURDAY 16 MARCH


The dust is already beginning to settle on another fantastic Cheltenham Festival, but Aintree and the Grand National looms on the horizon as the next big Festival to come along.

However, despite Cheltenham now being in the rear-view mirror, Uttoxeter takes up the big-race mantle on Saturday with the Midlands Grand National taking centre-stage. 

Meanwhile, there is further jumps racing over the sticks at Kempton, Newcastle and Fontwell, as well as from Down Royal and Limerick in Ireland.

Completing a busy Saturday is an all-weather meeting in the evening with action on the Wolverhampton tapeta.

Kempton (jumps) - 1.30 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Fontwell (jumps) - 1.40 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Limerick (jumps) - 1.45 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) - 1.50 - 5.50pm (8 races)
Newcastle (jumps) - 2.00 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Down Royal (jumps) - 2.30 - 6.00pm (7 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) - 5.40 - 8.15pm (6 races)

Uttoxeter's Saturday meeting is headed by the Midlands Grand National.


SUNDAY 17 MARCH


A fantastic week of horse racing action ends with a four-fixture schedule of fixtures that takes in afternoon jumps racing from Ffos Las and Carlisle, as well as jumps racing from Wexford and Limerick where there is Graded action on the card.

Wexford (jumps) - 1.45 - 5.05pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (jumps) - 1.55 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Limerick (jumps) - 2.05 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Carlisle (jumps) - 2.15 - 5.00pm (6 races)


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This week's horse racing fixtures 11-17 March - Details of every UK and Irish horse racing meeting over the next seven days

Brian Healy looks ahead to a fantastic week of horse racing action and details every UK and Irish fixture taking place over the next seven days, including the Cheltenham Festival.

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