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 are now on sale for The Festival™ 2018. 

First race starts in:

Inside Cheltenham

Best Mate

At the Home of Jump Racing you can find legends cast in bronze standing proudly around the enclosures, including Best Mate and Arkle, to Dawn Run and Golden Miller who returned 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 providing 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, memories are made 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 that your mobile phone signal is as strong as possible. If you have any Wi-Fi problems on the day please go to our information point located near the See You Then Terrace.

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, the Shopping Village provides long-lasting reminders of a great day 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.
The hundreds of signatures of race-goers on 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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Tickets

Champion
Day

From £25

Ladies
Day

From £25

St Patrick’s
Thursday

From £25

Gold Cup
Day

From £40

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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Vicente boosts title hopes for Paul Nicholls with Scottish National repeat

Vicente joined the list of dual Coral Scottish Grand National winners and breathed new life into Paul Nicholls' hopes of defending his champion trainers' crown after getting up in the final stride at Ayr.

A faller at the first in the Aintree National two weeks ago, he could be spotted travelling noticeably well on the final circuit as Sam Twiston-Davies nudged him into contention.

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Impressive Barney Roy foils Dream Castle in Greenham Stakes

Two Godolphin horses dominated the JLT Greenham Stakes with Richard Hannon's Barney Roy staying on strongly to beat Dream Castle at Newbury.

The pair pulled a long way clear of the third and with a furlong to run it had looked to be all about Dream Castle.

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Straightforward success for Dabyah in Fred Darling at Newbury

John Gosden added another string to his powerful team of three-year-olds when Dabyah made nearly all the running to win the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury.

Having won the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket with Daban earlier in the week, Dabyah justified 6-4 favouritism in pretty simple fashion.

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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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