WELCOME TO CHELTENHAM

The highlight of the Jump season with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The Festival™ epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours, their reputations and over £4.1 million of prize money. Join the party, as just over 260,000 people pass through the gates over the four days.

Tickets for The Festival™, which takes place on 14-17th March are on sale now. Early bird price increase at midnight on Sunday 12th March 2017, don’t miss out!

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Inside Cheltenham

Best Mate

At the Home of Jump Racing you can find legends cast in bronze standing proudly around the enclosures, from Best Mate and Arkle who are currently on site to Dawn Run and Golden Miller who will return to us in 2016 – these Cheltenham favourites provide the perfect photo opportunity not to be missed.

Trophy Room

With glittering trophies on display before they head for the winners enclosure and open on all four days of The Festival the trophy room is a must see for anyone with a Club or Tattersalls ticket visiting the Home of Jump Racing. The Trophy Room is located near to Quevega’s and a short distance from the Winners Enclosure.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is open to both Club and Tattersalls ticket holders, showcasing Cheltenham Gold Cup winners silks, the history of Cheltenham and a wealth of racing information including a wonderful hologram of racing favourite Desert Orchid. Racing trophies from the past are also displayed proving the perfect “selfie” opportunity.

Guinness Village

The Guinness Village is a must-do experience for all Club and Tattersalls ticket holders, as well as hospitality guests and Annual Members. With an electric atmosphere hard to describe, Guinness flowing freely and the craic of traditional bands playing throughout the day ensures a memory to share with friends long after the racing has finished.

Jockey Club Wi-Fi

Using free Jockey Club Wi-Fi for your data needs when you are on the racecourse will help to ensure mobile phone signal is as strong as possible. If you have any Wi-Fi problems on the day then please keep an eye out for a member of our Wi-Fi staff who will be happy to help.

Trade Stands

An increasingly popular part of a visit to Cheltenham is a trip to our Shopping Village. Offering a wide selection of quality products and gifts to suit every taste, buy one and you will have a reminder of a great at Cheltenham.

AP McCoy Wall

Located opposite the Mandarin Restaurant in the Club Enclosure, the AP McCoy wall celebrates the historic achievement of this legendary jockey.
Signed by thousands the wall is a unique feature of Cheltenham racecourse.

Final Flight Bar

The Final Flight Bar has fast become the post-racing destination at Cheltenham. The Final Flight Bar is open on all four days of The Festival and continues until 7.30pm. There is live music to keep the party flowing and a cocktail bar. The perfect way to end a day at Cheltenham.

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Day

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St Patrick’s
Thursday

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    Unforgettable Hospitality

    Cheltenham prides itself on providing diners with stunning dishes for every occasion. Our raceday menus are designed with three key elements in mind: seasonality, provenance of ingredients, and sourcing of local British produce that is farmed and caught in a sustainable and ethical way.

    Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham works with a wealth of local farmers and producers to source ingredients, which often come straight from the field to the plate.

    Jockey Club Catering stands for great service, great food and a great experience. We strive to achieve this every day.

    Tom Parry, Head Chef

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    Latest News

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    Colin Tizzard hoping to have Thistlecrack back at Christmas after tendon shock

    Colin Tizzard hopes to have Thistlecrack back on a racecourse around Christmas time after a season-ending tendon injury saw him become the latest high-profile name to be ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.

    The dominant force in the staying hurdle division last year, the nine-year-old won his first four starts over fences, including a scintillating victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

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    Thistlecrack out of Cheltenham Gold Cup - racing reacts

    Following the shock news that Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack will miss the rest of the season through injury, reaction was quickly forthcoming from the wider racing community, on what is another huge blow to next month's Cheltenham Festival.

    Paul Nicholls, champion trainer, said:

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    Robert Havlin 'deeply upset and shocked' at six-month France Galop riding ban

    Robert Havlin will launch an appeal after being suspended for six months by France Galop after testing positive for a prohibited substance.

    The ruling body said the Newmarket-based jockey had returned a positive sample when riding at Saint-Cloud on October 30 and that it would "request the reciprocation" of the imposed sanction by the British Horseracing Authority.

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    Your Comments

    Its the realisation that after months of excitement, following certain horses throughout the season. It is finally here!!
    @james_watts14
    The start of the best 4 days, & evenings, in the sporting year. As simple as that. Bring it on.
    Simon?@sportingrelic
    It’s the threshold. Hopes are about to be tested. That roar is the final moment where your dreams of glory are untainted.
    The Major@tdl123
    Best day out of the year! Champion Chase, Champagne and great fun all round!
    David Luck

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