We celebrated St Patrick’s Thursday on Day Three of The Festival™. It was a typically Irish affair with plenty of Guinness available in the Guinness Village plus racegoers were treated to Irish music around the course throughout the day.
Exclusively at The Festival™ 2018 we had Irish music legends “The Fureys” performing in The Guinness Village.
As well as the atmosphere, the racing was top notch with The JLT Novices’ Chase kicking the day off, as well as The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and The Ryanair Steeple Chase.
Aptly St Patrick’s Thursday 2018 saw trebles won by both Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell. Michael O’Leary won his first Ryanair Chase after 15 years of trying with Balko Des Flos. The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle was won by Penhill beating SuperSundae by two lengths, an impressive run after 11 months off.
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