Last but most certainly not least is a phrase that defines the closing day of The Festival.
One of the most sought after titles in racing is decided on the final day of the Festival and always promises to provide the greatest spectacle. The Timico Gold Cup is a race associated with elite of the sport and nothing can rival the Cheltenham roar as the horses charge up the famous hill.
The 2017 rendition was won is style by the Mrs J Harrington trained 7/1 Sizing John ridden by Robbie Power in a thrilling race fending off challenges from Native River and Minella Rocco.
The victory celebrations roll on into the evening with top-class entertainment in Final Flight and the Centaur. The Festival fun doesn’t end just because the racing has!
For The Open Saturday and over the four days of The Festival, Cheltenham operates three separate enclosures – Club, Tattersalls and Best Mate. Detailed below are the facilities that are available in the three different enclosures.
Views opposite the finishing line
Access to food outlets
Access to bars
Access to disabled facilities
Side view of the final furlong
Side view of the final fence/furlong
Covered grandstand seating
View of the pre parade paddock, paddock and winner’s enclosure
Access to the tented village
Access to Guinness village (festival only)
Access to themes and childrens’ entertainment
Access to Final Flight Bar
Access to Quevega’s (tapas and wine bar)
Dress code – see website for details
Access to restaurants
Access to the centre of the racecourse
Access to Vesty Bar in The Princess Royal Stand
Access to Big Buck’s Champagne Bar in The Princess Royal Stand
Access to steps on the front of The Princess Royal Stand