Cheltenham Festival 

Four extraordinary days of racing from Tuesday to Friday in March. Featuring 14 Grade One races across four days of racing as the best horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head.

  • Featuring 14 grade one races
  • Across seven races a day
  • For four extraordinary days
  • The best horses, trainers and jockeys going head to head.

Each of the races at The Cheltenham Festival is a chance to be part of history. It creates memories that last a lifetime. You don’t want to miss it. We look forward to enjoying the action with you in 2024.

Starting with Champion Day – Are you ready for the cheltenham roar? From the pounding of hooves to the cheltenham roar. Celebrate the return of jump racings greatest festival where reigning and future champions unite, all eager to carve their name into the star-studded wall of jump racing greats. The cheltenham festival begins with no less than 4 grade 1 championship races. The unibet champion hurdle over 2 miles is the feature race on the card and is well supported by the arkle novices’ chase, the supreme novices’ hurdle and the mares’ hurdle. celebrate the return of jump racing’s greatest festival where reigning and future Champions unite, all eager to carve their name into the star-studded wall of Jump Racing Greats.

Day two is filled with unmissable action on and off the track, Where the world of jump racing comes together to celebrate everything that makes racing wonderful. Jam-packed with unmissable action on and off the turf, as the words of fashion and racing glitterati come together. Featuring the betway queen mother champion chase, where speed and jumping ability matters most.

For celebrations like no other and racing to match, St Patrick’s Thursday provides. where irish passion raises the rafters. our most impassioned tribe, the irish. their wit, wisdom, charm, cheek and comradery make cheltenham what it is – the greatest racing atmosphere on earth. with a current strangehold on the anglo-irish trophy, the prestbury cup. this rivalry goes back decades. the brits take on the irish across the entirety of the world-famous cheltenham festival. expect drama, thrill and breath-taking racing. featuring the ryanair chase and paddy power stayer’s hurdle, where endurance and stamina reign.

Finally, there’s Gold Cup Day, the jewel in Jump Racing’s crown, the most prestigious trophy in horse racing and arguably, sport. Be part of sporting history the gold cup has ruled the highest echelons of jump-racing since 1924. it’s the most iconic trophy in horse racing, arguably, sport. for many, it’s a lifetime obsession –the boodles gold cup is the one where winners go down in history. The pinnacle of jump racing the boodles cheltenham gold cup not only headlines day four, but is also the feature race of the cheltenham festival for spectators, jockeys and trainers alike. playing a major part in the sporting calendar in the uk each year, its winners go down in history with the likes of best mate and kauto star becoming household names. Please be aware that gold cup day admission tickets are now sold out. there are limited hospitality options still available here. we know you can’t wait to be here. and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Official cheltenham festival 2024 restaurant packages & dining experiences

The highlight of our season is The Cheltenham Festival, where you can choose from a variety of extraordinary restaurant packages available. Our restaurants offer incredible views of the course or Winners’ Enclosure providing an atmosphere like no other.

A lunch to remember is a vital part of the racing experience and here at Cheltenham, we are determined to send you home happy, thanks to award-winning dishes using seasonal and local produce and service of the highest standard. Packages range from fine dining, a la carte menu by Michelin starred chefs, to our very own pub. To enquire, call 01242 537653 or enquire online.

Cheltenham Hospitality

The Cheltenham Festival returns for four days of engaging drama and entertainment on the grandest stage at The Home Of Jump Racing; experience all the drama with official Cheltenham Festival 2023 hospitality tickets.

Prize money in excess of £6 million attracts the world’s greatest trainers, jockeys and horses to the greatest Festival on the horse racing calendar.

Each of the four days of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 sees a host of compelling races staged at the famous amphitheatre of Cheltenham Racecourse, with Grade 1 feature races including the Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Stayer’s Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup across the four Festival days.

As expected, The Festival draws huge crowds of passionate racegoers to Cheltenham for the greatest show on turf and the ultimate way to experience the sporting drama unfold is with your choice from the range of Cheltenham Festival 2023 hospitality packages or private balcony box tickets.

From the various vantage points, hospitality guests can take advantage of exceptional VIP views overlooking the decisive final furlong and winning post at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Indulge in fine dining and complimentary drinks at the Cheltenham Festival 2023, receive expert tips from jump racing legends, place bets inside your corporate hospitality suite, then take your place for the Cheltenham roar as racing commences.

Dress Code

Although there isn’t an official dress code for The Festival™, smart is preferable and often adopted. We advise you to check the forecast and dress accordingly to make your day with us as extraordinary as possible.

Cheltenham Racing

The heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. There are 16 racedays throughout the season.

Cheltenham History

The first organised Flat race meeting in Cheltenham took place in 1815 on Nottingham Hill, with the first races on Cleeve Hill in August 1818. Racing’s popularity soared over the next decade with crowds of 30,000 visiting the racecourse for its annual two day July meeting featuring the Gold Cup, a 3m flat race. In 1829, Cheltenham’s Parish Priest, Reverend Francis Close, preached the evils of horseracing and aroused such strong feeling amongst his congregation that the race meeting in 1830 was disrupted. Before the following year’s meeting, the grandstand was burnt to the ground. To overcome this violent opposition the racecourse was moved to Prestbury Park, its current venue, in 1831. Steeplechasing became established in nearby Andoversford from 1834 and moved to the present course in 1898.

In 1964, Racecourse Holdings Trust (now Jockey Club Racecourses) was formed to secure the future of Cheltenham. The group now owns 14 racecourses – a combination of jump, flat and dual-purpose courses – as well as training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom and the National Stud. The Jockey Club Group reinvest all profits back into British racing to ensure its continued success. The stands changed little between the 1930s and 1950s when the National Hunt Steeplechase course ran behind the back of the stands. 1924 saw the introduction of The Gold Cup

 

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  • Tuesday10:30 - 19:00
  • Wednesday10:30 - 19:00
  • Thursday10:30 - 19:00
  • Friday10:30 - 19:00
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