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Cheltenham Festival

12 - 15 March 2024

Be part of sporting history - 100 years of the Gold Cup

Cheltenham Festival 2024 is the pinnacle event of the jump-racing calendar, this year will be bigger than ever as we celebrate 100 years of the Gold Cup across the week. Guaranteed excellence, whether you join on Champion Day on Tuesday, Style Wednesday, St Patrick’s Day on Thursday or Gold Cup Day on Friday. Each day offers a unique twist on four days of extraordinary.

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Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March 2024.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the one they all long to win, many times over, above all others. Every horse, jockey, trainer, breeder, owner and fan worth their weight in gold is here. Greats become legends. Legends rewrite history. Four breath taking days. 28 races at stake, 14 Grade 1 races. Unrelenting prestige, competition, and excitement.

Galopin Des Champs and Paul Townend became legends. Cheltenham Festival 2023 was simply unmissable, always extraordinary.

The Cheltenham roar, the extraordinary racing and the priceless moments all return next year. Book your tickets now. The countdown to Cheltenham 2024 begins!


Our Enclosures

Club Enclosure

There's no better way to enjoy the day at Cheltenham than from the Club Enclosure, our most premier enclosure. It's an experience to remember with access to all public areas and spectacular views from the main grandstand, lawn or Winning Post. In addition to paddock viewing access, you can enjoy the Hall of Fame, all the public areas of the Princess Royal Stand.

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Tattersalls Enclosure

The perfect middle ground between the Club and Best Mate Enclosure. Be close up to the Winner's Enclosure, stand by the Winning Post and get stunning views from the Tattersalls grandstand viewing steps.

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Best Mate Enclosure

Best Mate is the most affordable way to enjoy what racing at Cheltenham has to offer and is tremendous value for money, you'll experience excellent views of the racing and top-class betting facilities, bars and a variety of food choices.

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Fashion, Style & Live Music



Cheltenham Racecourse is the Home of Jump Racing and Cheltenham Festival is home to some of the finest racing in the world, and with the finest racing often comes the finest fashion.

Whilst the jockey club has no formal dress code in place, we appreciate many do like to dress up for the Festival. Get dressed with House of Cavani and Frankie Foster, and get your guide to Festival Fashion with Rosie Tapner. From what’s in and what’s out, Festival must haves and first timer tips. So, whether you’re a Cheltenham regular or a race day rookie, we’ve got you covered.



Enjoy unmissable entertainment across all four days of Cheltenham Festival, with a variety of live bands from jazz to rock performing in all areas of the course.


Plan Your Day

Travel & Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Book your coach journey with National Express or your plan your bus journey from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Plan Your Day

Plan your visit to Cheltenham Festival, from the Shopping Village, to live music, to discounts on group bookings. 

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Race Schedule

4 Days and 28 Races not to be missed.

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Cheltenham Festival FAQs

Our postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However on a raceday customers are strongly advised to follow the yellow, temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.


Please check the event schedule for the most up to date timings.


Please note that these times are subject to change.

Car parking passes are no longer on sale online, passes will be available to purchase on arrival to the car parks by card payment.

There is no set dress code for Cheltenham Festival but we ask customers to dress for the weather, take some inspiration from our Style Guide on our dress code page.


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British Horseracing Industry Launches Gambling Petition

The British Horseracing Industry has launched a petition to stop the implementation of betting affordability checks.

It’s been warned that these checks could have a “catastrophic” impact on the industry. 


Find out more here.

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