THE countdown is underway to what promises to be another marvellous Cheltenham Festival, and YOU could be there on the opening day in March.

The Reading Chronicle has teamed up with Champion Hurdle sponsor Unibet to offer you the chance to win one of FIVE PAIRS of admission tickets and Club Enclosure badges for a day out at one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar.

The 28 races and prize money of more than £4 million attract runners from Britain, Ireland and France, making it four days of partying, punting, passion and world-class racing.

You and a companion could be there on Tuesday, March 13 to enjoy the superb racing action and that special Cheltenham Festival atmosphere.

The first day of The Festival features the Unibet Champion Hurdle, the most important hurdle race of the jumps season with prize-money of £400,000 and the climax to the eight-race Unibet Road to Cheltenham series.

This prestigious race is always fiercely competitive and recent years have seen Irish trainers dominate, with Willie Mullins and Jessica Harrington training four of the last five winners, however Nicky Henderson-trained Buveur D’Air is currently the firm favourite to retain his crown.

We have FIVE PAIRS of tickets to be won and one of the lucky winners will also receive a £50 free bet on the big race with Unibet.

All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

  • Which horse won the Champion Hurdle in 2017?

Email your answer to and include your full name, address and daytime phone number.

The deadline for entries is 6pm on Wednesday, February 14.

Terms & conditions:

Entrants must be aged 18 and over, hospitality & travel expenses and accommodation are not included, no alternative prize will be offered in the event that racing is abandoned, conditions apply to using the free bet).

Open a Unibet account today, place your first sports bet and if it loses you’ll get your money back as a bonus up to £30.

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