Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the third day of The Festival. They’ll be plenty of Guinness available, Irish music to lift the spirits and all the action on the course, including the two big races the The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase.
In 2016 Thistlecrack justified banker status as he bounded away from Irish challenger Alpha Des Obeaux to take the The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle in breath-taking fashion and confirmed his total domination of the staying hurdle division.
St Patricks Thursday in 2017 is on 16th March and tickets are on sale now. Early bird price increase at midnight on Sunday 12th March 2017, don’t miss out!
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