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 the 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 next year on 14-17th March are on sale now. Early bird prices available until 22nd October 2016, 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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Tickets

Champion
Day

  • Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Club Enclosure
  • Tattersalls Enclosure
  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • From £25

Ladies
Day

  • Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Club Enclosure
  • Tattersalls Enclosure
  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • From £25

St Patrick’s
Thursday

  • Thursday 16 March 2017
  • Club Enclosure
  • Tattersalls Enclosure
  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • From £25

Gold Cup
Day

  • Friday 17 March 2017
  • Club Enclosure
  • Tattersalls Enclosure
  • Best Mate Enclosure
  • From £40

Click here for the facilities available in each enclosure

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

Four-star Silvestre de Sousa back in pole position in championship race

Silvestre de Sousa turned up the heat on jockeys' championship rival Jim Crowley as he hit a fabulous four-timer at Epsom.

The defending champion had seen Crowley take the lead in the Stobart-sponsored battle over the weekend, but hit back in spectacular fashion on the Surrey Downs.

  • News

Jamie Codd savours Amateur Derby glory at Epsom

With wins at the Cheltenham Festival and over Aintree's famous Grand National fences to his name, Jamie Codd can now boast one at Epsom Downs after making his first visit to the track a winning one with victory aboard Hubertas in the Amateur Derby.

While Cheltenham in March will always remain the Holy Grail for National Hunt riders, there was a smile of satisfaction on the face of the highly-accomplished pilot after ticking off a winner at the home of the Derby and Oaks from his 'to do' list.

  • News

Alicante Dawn makes it a Ripon season to remember for Bryan Smart

Bryan Smart will not want August to end after Alicante Dawn gave him another noteworthy success in the Longines Irish Champions Weekend EBF Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy, 2016.

The Hambleton-based trainer has emerged from a few quiet seasons to win the Great St Wilfrid with Nameitwhatyoulike and the Beverley Bullet with Alpha Delphini.

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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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