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. 

Prices increase on 27th January 2018 at 11:59pm, so don’t miss out on making the most of our best prices!

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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, 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 £35

Ladies
Day

From £35

St Patrick’s
Thursday

From £35

Gold Cup
Day

From £55

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

  • News

Gold Cup hero Sizing John makes major statement in John Durkan return

Jessica Harrington expressed her delight as Sizing John made the perfect return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

All roads again lead to Cheltenham in March for the Gold Cup hero, who made light work of beating dual race winner and favourite Djakadam by seven lengths, although the exact route the 2-1 winner takes to the Festival has yet to be determined.

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Un De Sceaux enjoys Hilly Way cruise at Cork

Un De Sceaux made light of the exhausting conditions to trounce his rivals in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork.

The free-running nine-year-old showed his class with an impressive performance on his first start for 229 days.

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The Last Samuri set for one more run before another crack at the Grand National

Kim Bailey is planning just one more outing for The Last Samuri before heading back to Aintree for a third crack at the Randox Health Grand National.

The nine-year-old shouldered top weight in the Becher Chase over the National fences on Saturday, and Bailey felt he deserved plenty of credit in finding only Blaklion too good, being beaten nine lengths when conceding 6lb.

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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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