The November Meeting 2024 Betting Odds & Tips

The 2024 November Meeting takes place between 15 – 17 November, with Cheltenham Racecourse hosting three days of top-quality National Hunt horse racing. After Countryside Day on the Friday of the event, we are then treated to a quality racecard on November Saturday which includes the Paddy Power Gold Cup among other top races

Day Three of the meeting is November Sunday and includes the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, while Day Two kicks off with a JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial before there are a further six races that come on that racecard. You are able to enjoy the chance to bet on each of the races at the November Meeting and there are also live streaming opportunities available.

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The November Meeting 2023 Betting Tips

The Paddy Power Gold Cup takes pride of place on Day Two of the 2023 November Meeting, with Stage Star, Unexpected Party and Fugitif among the leading contenders who will battle it out in this highlight encounter. The runners and riders will battle it out over two miles and four furlongs, with lots of betting interest always focusing on an encounter that could feature as many as twenty runners.

On Day One of the November Meeting, we will see six horse races on the card and it starts with a Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle race before a Handicap Chase and a Novices’ Steeplechase. There are going to be some fantastic horse racing odds boosts for these races, although Day Two will be more popular and we’ve got some Triumph Hurdle contenders lining up in a trial.

On the Saturday card, we have three chase and three hurdle races along with a National Hunt flat race. The races will come thick and fast, with customers recommended to look out for extra places when it comes to each-way betting. There are a further seven horse races on the Sunday card, with the Greatwood Hurdle Race always taking pride of place.

The Greatwood has had a number of notable winners over the years and there’s also a Grade 2 encounter in the form of the Shloer Chase, with there also being the Jewson Handicap Steeple Chase. Nemean Lion, Knickerbockerglory and Gin Coco are among the leading contenders for the highlight race on the Sunday of the meeting.

The November Meeting 2022 Betting - Meeting Racecards

The 2022 November Meeting takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse and spans three days, with the action taking place between Friday 11 November – Sunday 13 November 2022.

This three-day National Hunt UK horse racing meeting is one of the showpieces of the racing season, with the Friday being Day One and it’s called Countryside Day, while the action hots up on the Saturday where we will bear witness to Paddy Power Day.

On the Sunday, it’s Family Fun Day where the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle takes centre stage, with the whole meeting featuring some top-class horses who will be bidding to return to Cheltenham in the spring and line up at the Festival.

2021 November Meeting Highlight Races

Day One
The Paddy Power Handicap Chase is one of the feature races of the 2021 November Meeting, while we also have the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle which is a Grade 2 National Hunt race.

We’ve seen Rock The Kasbah and West Approach recently claim a victory in the former race where horses compete over the long distance of three miles and three furlongs. The Ballymore has been in operation since 1996, with Does He Know giving trainer Kim Bailey the first winner of this race in 2020.

You can often derive some pointers from this race when it comes to hurdle races at the Cheltenham Festival, with Thyme Hill winning in 2019 and it’s worth looking out for five-year-old runners based on recent trends.

Day Two
The Saturday card of the Cheltenham November meeting is packed with quality races and the Paddy Power Gold Cup generally takes centre stage. Nine-year-old horses have a strong track record when it comes to this encounter and Coole Cody obliged for trainer Evan Williams twelve months ago.

We’re also looking forward to the Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase, Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle and Karndean Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race. Interestingly, the latter saw a dead heat between Elle Est Belle and Ishkhara Lady.

Ramses De Teillee was the winner of the 2020 Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase, with Perfect Candidate, Rock the Kasbah and West Approach having been the recent winners.

Day Three
The 2021 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle will be a typically wide open race, with The Shunter having won the 2020 encounter. We might see the Emmet Mullins-trained eight-year-old line up again for this race, with Adagio and Buzz also among the early betting favourites.

The November Novices’ Chase also happens on this day, with Eldorado Allen having obliged in 2020, giving Colin Tizzard his first winner in this race last year. Put the Kettle On won in 2019 before starring at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham racecourse is synonymous with the National Hunt extravaganza that is the Cheltenham Festival. The Festival is one of the biggest meetings in all of horse racing and a highlight for racing betting fans but Cheltenham also plays host to the high class November Meeting.

The November Meeting was until 2017 known as “The Open” but due to a perceived clash with golf’s showpiece of the same name it was rebranded. Cheltenham’s November Meeting, unsurprisingly, takes place in November. And at Cheltenham. Ingenious!

It is viewed by many as the curtain raiser for the jumps season and whether you call it The Open or the November Meeting, it remains a great way to really kick start the National Hunt campaign.

As with all of the biggest and best races, meetings and festivals around, we’ve got odds comparison and much more for this three-day affair at Prestbury Park. Our odds comparison means you can quickly and easily get the best horse racing odds on whatever racing bets you want to make, saving you time and, hopefully, boosting your profits.

So let’s take a look at the biggest races of the November Meeting and see if we can help you find some winners!

Racing Highlights

The November Meeting takes place in mid-November, with three days of great racing betting running from Friday to Sunday. The opening day is Countryside Day and aims to raise funds and awareness for the Countryside Alliance and Racing Welfare. The Saturday and Sunday are the rather more prosaically named November Meeting Saturday (although it is also known as Gold Cup day) and November Meeting Sunday. No prizes for originality there!

The racing action cannot rival that of the Cheltenham Festival, but then what can?

The racing is good enough on the Friday but the meeting really steps up a gear at the weekend with a raft of Grade 2 and Grade 3 races. Several of the races at the November Meeting are early season trials for the big races at the Festival the following March.

For real horse racing betting aficionados, these races are hugely interesting and if you like ante post betting in particular, paying attention to these contests can be very profitable. Ante post betting can offer some big racing odds and – if you get on early – the rewards can be handsome if you call things right.

The feature race of the three days is the BetVictor Gold Cup, and the sizeable field is usually of the highest calibre. However, there is a decent range of races at this three-day meeting, with handicaps, hurdles, bumpers and chases over a range of distances from two miles to well over three miles.

Betting Pointers and Tips

In many ways, the November Meeting is about tips and pointers for the Festival the following spring. A number of huge stars first showed their ability at this festival and over the three days there are several Festival trials.

For example, Best Mate and Dodging Bullets both won the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase as five year olds. Future Gold Cup winner Coneygree won the Hyde Novices' Hurdle and both Cue Card and Altior won the Sharp Novices' Hurdle (known as the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle).

That said, if you’re looking for winners at the November Meeting itself, there are certain things worth bearing in mind. As ever, making sure you get the best available betting odds on anything you back is the easiest way to improve your overall results. We have odds comparison for all the races over the three days so don’t miss out.

It’s also worth looking out for previous course form, because some horses can be overwhelmed by the noise and scale of the crowds at Cheltenham. As ever there are various trainer, horse and jockey trends to look out for.

Trainer trends can be especially interesting with this event coming early in the season and on that note Philip Hobbs is certainly one to look out for. The Somerset handler has a fantastic record here over the last six years, especially on the Friday!

The November Meeting – A Rose by Any Other Name

The Open, as it was then known, was first held almost 20 years ago in the year 2000 and has been viewed as the first big jumps meeting of the National Hunt season since its inauguration. In 2017, after consultation between Cheltenham and the R&A (golf’s governing body), it was decided to change the name of the race meeting to avoid a clash of brands and marketing.

We suppose given golf’s Open has been around for almost 160 years it was only fair they got to keep the title. However, call it what you will, the November Meeting remains a key landmark on the calendar of those who like to bet on jumps racing.

Jumps racing can be held year-round at tracks like Cartmel but the season is usually deemed to run from mid-October to the end of April. However, whilst things get underway in October, it is Cheltenham’s November meeting that really kicks things off in style. Adding nice symmetry to proceedings, the Cheltenham Festival in mid-March starts the winding down of jumps racing, with Aintree’s Grand National and a couple of other notable late-season exceptions.

This meeting is very family friendly, with lots for non-racing fans, such as music, markets and children’s activities. Those at the racecourse realised that the track’s main Festival was a huge event and very popular. So in order to create a similar event at the opposite end of the season made sense, with a number of long-standing races brought together.

Whilst no races have been created specifically for The Open/November Meeting, over the years one or two classier events were brought under its umbrella, helping it go from strength to strength and become Cheltenham’s second most important meeting.

The November Meeting FAQ

The 2024 November Meeting takes place between 15-17 November. It’s a three day event that includes the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Day Two of the event and the Greatwood Hurdle on Day Three. This is one of the highlight National Hunt meetings on the calendar.
The November Meeting is held at Cheltenham Racecourse, with this being one of the leading horse racing tracks in the United Kingdom. This course also hosts the Cheltenham Festival and many horses running in November will make a reappearance in March.
There are a wide range of November Meeting sponsors including Paddy Power and Unibet who sponsor the two leading races. Many companies put their name to at least one race including JCB who sponsor the Triumph Hurdle and they have a trial race here.
There are thousands of spectators that are in attendance for each day of the November Meeting, with this being a popular event for racegoers. You can expect Paddy Power Gold Cup Day to be a sell out due to the quality of the racing.
The Paddy Power Gold Cup takes pride of place on Day Two of the meeting although there are several other high-profile encounters. On the same day, there is a JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial and the following day we have the Greatwood Hurdle Race among others.
The Paddy Power Gold Cup is the highest-profile race at the November Meeting, with many winners of this race going on to greater things. Coole Cody, Midnight Shadow and Ga Law are among the recent victors and it takes a strong performance to win.
The November Meeting can often be watched on terrestrial television depending on where you are located. There is also the chance to access live streaming through several of the online betting sites so that you can watch any of the races.
The bookmakers which are featured at have the best betting odds when it comes to each race of the November Meeting. We work with the operators who not only have competitive prices but also create odds boosts and extra places.
There are lots of bookies who offer odds on the November Meeting and showcase the leading operators. This allows customers to get the best value whenever they bet on the Cheltenham races and pick out a selection.