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Sponsors & Partners

Air Charter Service is proud to be an official partner of The Jockey Club and delighted to be sponsoring the Helipad at Cheltenham Festival.

Air Charter Service is a global aircraft charter broker with 30 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and offers helicopters, private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, arranging over 25,000 charter flights annually. ACS was formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house in Kingston, and now employs more than 500 staff worldwide.


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Albert Bartlett is a family brand, established in 1948 and is dedicated to providing an exclusive and tasty range of potatoes. Grown across the UK, they work closely with their farmers. Michel Roux Jr provides premium recipe inspiration at



As an iconic British brand, fusing thrilling performance with exquisite luxury, Aston Martin is proud to partner with The Jockey Club on one of it’s most prestigious events in the jump racing calendar, The Cheltenham Festival on the 100th anniversary of The Gold Cup.

To discover more about sports cars forged in competition visit our website.



Launched in early 2006 with the aim of providing first-class entertainment across the spectrum of sports betting, casino and poker, Betway is a leading online gaming brand that places the customer at its heart. We are proud sponsors of the Betway Champion Chase.



Since 1798, Boodles has represented the epitome of fine British jewellery. Still a privately-owned family business, Boodles stands for the very best in creative design; the highest quality diamonds and gemstones; and the fusion of traditional craft skills with innovation.


Every piece of Boodles jewellery is designed and hand finished in Britain. There is an emphasis at Boodles on provenance: we take pride in being able to trace our diamonds all the way back to source, and on using gold of a Single Mine Origin. At once classic and contemporary – and always distinctive – Boodles is perhaps best known for Raindance; the iconic ring which was recognised by the V&A Museum and entered into its permanent collection.


In 2023 – the year of our 225th anniversary – Boodles was named by the UK’s luxury sector body, Walpole, as Best British Luxury Brand of the Year.



Brown Advisory is an independent investment firm committed to serving its clients by delivering a combination of first-class investment performance, strategic advice and the highest level of service. Founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading U.S. investment bank, Brown Advisory became independent in 1998 and today serves families and institutions based in 25 countries. The firm’s employee equity ownership, experienced investment professionals, collaborative investment process and solutions-based culture help to make a material difference in the lives of its clients.



Close Brothers, sponsors of The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at The Festival, is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading.

Established in 1878, we believe our traditional merchant banking values, based on service and integrity, continue to be relevant today. We define our approach to business as ‘modern merchant banking’ – values that are embedded in our culture and that underpin everything we do.


Today, Close Brothers Group plc employs 2,900 people, principally in the UK. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are a member of the FTSE 250.


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Coral, formed by Joe Coral in 1926, is now part of Gala Coral Group, and is the largest privately owned bookmaker on the high street in the UK. Coral operates over 1,800 betting shops across the UK, employing 10,000 people, along with their online business at

Coral is also proud of its longstanding support of British horseracing, which includes its sponsorship of the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival.



Since 1865, Glenfarclas has been owned and run by the Grant family and is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain fully in family hands. Now managed by the fifth generation, John Grant, the distillery remains committed to creating the best Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style.



Holland Cooper is a brand so synonymous with British luxury it’s recognised instantly in its use of the most superior Scottish woven tweed and wool combined with the finest suede and leather offering luxury tailoring for both men and women.


Established in 2008 designer Jade Holland Cooper saw a gap in the market for contemporary tweed wear, and armed with a wealth of design experience, infused with her passion for outdoor pursuits ensnared and consequently monopolised this market sector.


The offering is collectively outerwear and accessories with signature pieces including the bestselling Holland Cooper Tweed and Fur Cape, the double-breasted Mayfair Tweed and fur jacket and the elegant Prince of Wales staple jacket. These sit congenially alongside a collection of superbly crafted wraps, coats, skirts gilets, hats, and scarves.


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JCB is the world’s third largest construction equipment manufacturer by volume. A family-owned business based in Staffordshire, England, JCB sells more than 300 different products to the construction and agricultural markets in over 150 countries worldwide.


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The JRL Group founded in 1996 provides a full suite of construction-related services via directly owned companies in all sectors, both public and private.

Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, our services include design, specialist contracting, manufacturing and plant hire.


These can be engaged separately or as a fully Integrated Construction Solution. 



Founded in 2012, Merriebelle Stable combined the U.S. thoroughbred interests of long-time business partners John Moores and Charles Noell, and in Europe, acquired the bloodstock developed by the former Kilfrush Stud, including Immortal Verse. Now based out of stables at Ardbraccan House, in County Meath, Ireland, Merriebelle is engaged in breeding, flat racing and steeplechase in America, Europe and Australia. Its stud includes co-ownership of Europe’s 2014 Cartier Champion Juvenile filly, TIGGY WIGGY (Kodiac), Group 2 winning stayer PALE MIMOSA and MAKARI, winner of the Group 1 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga, NY.


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My Pension Expert is the UK’s number one Advised Retirement Income Specialist, as rated on Trustpilot.


Founded in 2010, My Pension Expert specialises in providing independent advice to UK consumers about their pension plans – it arranges millions of pounds worth of retirement income options each week. 


The company is entered on the FCA Register № 579999 at  



For over 30 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. 

Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes and is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine. Owner and Chief Executive Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to producing wines of exceptional quality.



Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker founded in 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. The company conducts business through a chain of licensed betting shops in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and by operating Ireland's largest telephone betting service.



Pertemps has a long and proud history of supporting the Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle Series which culminates in the grand final at the Cheltenham Festival. The business, the UK’s largest independently owned recruitment agency, first backed the series in 2002.



The ROA is proud sponsors of the Leading Owner Award across the Cheltenham Festival 2022. We are delighted to champion each and every Racehorse Owners’ involvement and reward their support. The ROA will also be announcing their ‘Owner of the Day’ for each day of the festival, which brings to life some of the ownership stories which play such a significant role in the sport we love. As the lifeblood of our sport, racehorse ownership deserves more recognition, support and promotion across the year.



Ryanair is proud to be the Official Airline Partner of The Cheltenham Festival. As Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair will fly 183.5m passengers this year and is growing to 300m over the next 10 years, with the investment in 300 new Boeing Max 10 aircraft.  With 3,600 flights every day to over 240 airports, Ryanair is Europe’s No.1 airline for low fares, choice of destinations and great customer care. 



Sky Bet is among the fastest growing online gaming businesses in the UK – and among the largest. Based in Leeds and employing over 400 people, the firm won five awards at the prestigious ERG awards this year, including mobile operator of the year. They are a growing presence in horse racing including the flagship sponsorship of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.



St. James's Place offers effective wealth management and financial planning advice to individuals, trustees and businesses.


St. James’s Place sponsor the Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Steeple Chase on Gold Cup Day.



Founded in 2005, TrustATrader is an online trade directory designed to connect customers with trustworthy tradespeople, including builders, plumbers, electricians, and more. It provides a comprehensive directory of skilled professionals vetted for their qualifications and reliability, allowing customers to find local tradespeople with confidence.




In 1930, brothers Wallace and Frank Turner bought their first vehicle and began delivering loads from their father’s farm in Soham, Cambridgeshire.


Over 90 years on and Turners has grown to be one of the largest and most successful privately owned Transport companies in the United Kingdom operating in excess of 2,500 vehicles from 32 sites and employing over 4,250 people.


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Ultima is a new generation AI powered cloud, security and digital managed service provider. Our mission is to guide our corporate and public sector clients into the technological future, delivering resilience and reputational health to increase competitive advantage and speed of innovation.  Our world class managed services, specialists and experts across cloud, security and digital applications combine with global 24/7 full-stack support; multi-cloud service and automation tools for successful outcomes and peace of mind. . We have unrivalled partnerships and the highest level of accreditations with the biggest tech companies in the world.


Ultima’s association with the Cheltenham Festival and sponsorship of the Festival Trophy Handicap Chase started in 2015. Now known as the Ultima Handicap Chase, our long-standing partnership is built around a common drive for excellence, integrity, passion and performance that accepts nothing less than extraordinary.


Ultima founder Max McNeill is a committed supporter of jump racing in the UK and has been stable sponsor of Alan King racing since 2010.


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Unibet is a part of Kindred Group, one of the largest online gambling companies in the world. It is the premium all-product brand in the Group, offering all types of sports betting as well as casino and games, poker and bingo in 20 different languages across more than 100 countries. Unibet lives by its promise ‘By Players, For Players’, underpinned by a passion for online gambling.



Weatherbys provide administrative, financial and many other services to British Horseracing. The business also initiated recording racehorse pedigrees in the General Stud Book more than two centuries ago. Weatherbys also provide numerous commercial services which include publishing the racecards for the Cheltenham Festival.



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