Spread over a four day period this premier sporting event, full of action, atmosphere, and anticipation is played out annually in a beautiful sporting venue that has no equal.
Featuring the best and the bravest of horses and jockeys, nervous and excited owners and trainers, and a wide and expanding cast of supporters and racegoers who come together in early springtime each year to enjoy and have a wonderful time. For horse racings enthusiasts and practioners, festival glory offers a wealth of lifelong memories, never to fade and in many instances a definitive career change. Against the cheers of the crowd, witness the sheer excitement and elation of winning connections as they realise their dreams, the culmination of years of intense effort and careful planning.
The Cheltenham Race Festival is one of those memorable and rare events that engages everyone that comes into its grasp, delivering award winning drama, enjoyment and sporting excellence mixed in a cocktail for which no hangover cure is required.
Tuesday 15th of March – Champions Day
The famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race signals the moment when the 12 month wait is finally over and National Hunt racings favourite fixture is back.
Wednesday 16th of March – Ladies Day
Ladies Day at Cheltenham, always a favourite, giving you an opportunity to have some fun with the fashion awards.
Thursday 17th of February – St Patrick’s Thursday
A real Irish flavour to this day is a racing certainty, as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day a couple of days early. The racing is as competitive as ever, with the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase at the centre of attraction
Friday 18th of February – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
The climax of the entire NH racing season is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, sponsored by Timico, the highlight of the best day’s racing of the year, with an unrivalled atmosphere to match.