With the annual Festival kicking off on the 15 March, we've been taking a look at why the event just seems to get bigger every year.
Victoria Pendleton will ride Pacha Du Polder at the Cheltenham Festival next Friday.
The dual Olympic cycling champion will partner Pacha Du Polder in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase on Friday week.
We have always had the extremely ambitious target of riding competitively in the Foxhunter as our goal, so to be announcing that I have achieved this goal is a truly amazing feeling.
Pacha Du Polder's trainer Paul Nicholls and a team of experts made the decision to allow the 35-year-old the chance to fulfil her dream of appearing at next week's Festival.
Victoria Pendleton won her first race as an amateur jockey at Wincanton.
The former Olympic cyclist only took up the sport a year ago, but road 5-4 favourite Pacha Du Polder to victory with a winning margin of 29 lengths.
She says she was determined to give the horse the race he deserved.
It was fantastic. I really just wanted a good round. I wanted to get round on the horse and give him a ride he deserved because he’s Pacha Du Polder and he is a lovely horse.
I feel very honoured and lucky to be allowed to ride such a wonderful animal.
An announcement about her participation at Cheltenham is expected on Monday.
Former steeplechasing champion Kauto Star has had to be put down. He sustained a complex fracture to the left side of his pelvis as the result of a fall.
Kauto Star was trained by Paul Nicholls at his stables in Ditcheat in Somerset. He twice won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase no less than five times.
When he retired, he began a new career in dressage, with European medallist Laura Collett as his guide.
Devastated to announce Kauto Star sustained injury in the field, with his best interest at heart a decision was made to put him to sleep ?
Kauto Star, who won the King George VI Chase a record five times, has been put down, the Racing Post reports.Read the full story ›
Experienced amateur jockey Tom Weston has been airlifted to Southmead Hospital with injuries after his horse, Benbane Head, fell at the 14th fence in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase.
He was attended on the course by doctors and medical personnel and then taken to Cheltenham Racecourse's medical centre before being airlifted to hospital - he was breathing and conscious at the time.
Lord Windermere has been confirmed as winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase after a stewards enquiry.
The horse was taken first past the post by jockey Davy Russell, beating On His Own to second.
The Giant Bolster took third, though Paul Nicholl's Silviniaco Conti failed to place.
Jockey Daryl Jacobs has been injured in a dramatic incident at the Cheltenham Fesitval.
Somerset trainer Paul Nicholl's horse appeared to be spooked by something as he was cantering to the start for the 2.40 race. The horse went through the rails and jockey Jacobs was thrown from the saddle and into a TV camera.
Initial reports suggest that Jacobs has injured his shoulder and leg. He is currently having medical treatment.
Cheltenham Festival's most successful jockey Ruby Walsh has suffered a bad fall and suspected fractured wrist in the day's first race.
The Irish jockey has been taken to hospital for X-rays and will now be unable to ride another race, including his mount in the Gold Cup.