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Cheltenham Festival

Champion Day

Tuesday 11 March 2025

Reigning and future Champions unite! Are you ready for the Cheltenham Roar?

Experience the palpable excitement of Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, as reigning and future Champions unite, all eager to carve their name into the star-studded wall of Jump Racing Greats. Featuring the Champion Hurdle, where the very best hurdlers compete to make history.

The return of Jump Racings greatest Festival

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The rumbling of the Cheltenham Roar, legends lining the Parade Ring, unrelenting prestige. Champion Day returned to The Home of Jump Racing.

Trainer Willie Mullins and Jockey Paul Townend set the pace for the week as favourite Lossiemouth made it three winners for the duo on Champion Day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival in the Mares Hurdle.

In Constitution Hill's absence, the feature race of the date went to State Man, who was able to impressively add the Unibet Champion Hurdle to his esteemed Grade 1 resume.

Local trainer Kim Bailey, based in the nearby village of Andoversford, and jockey David Bass celebrated their return to the winner's circle at

Cheltenham after four years as Chianti Classico clinched victory in today's Ultima Handicap Chase. The 6-1 gelding surged ahead by four and a half lengths, marking Britain's first win of the Festival.

Are you ready for the Cheltenham Roar in 2025?

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Plan your day


We have three enclosures at The Cheltenham Festival and the type of ticket you buy will grant you access to different areas.

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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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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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Live Entertainment

There will be live entertainment before, during and after racing in all three enclosures across all four days of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Festival Style

Although there isn't an official dress code for The Cheltenham Festival, smart is preferable and often adopted. We advise you to check the forecast and dress accordingly to make your day with us as extraordinary as possible.

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The Shopping Village

The shopping experience at The Cheltenham Festival offers an ideal shopping opportunity with plenty of shops ready to sell a diverse range of goods with something to suit every taste and budget.

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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.

All racegoers intending to park on-site during Cheltenham Festival will require a car parking pass. The parking passes are no longer available to purchase online.

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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