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Cheltenham Racecourse

Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 April 2019

spring into action 

 

with the festival fever dying down, and spring in the air, it's time to celebrate the fiercely contested april meeting


It's no easy task following The Festival™ presented by Magners. But April’s two-day meeting is the perfect time to reflect on achievements past and remember that racing, no matter the event, is competitive and above all else, a joyous occasion.

 

The swathe of shops and hospitality village may have gone, but the magic remains at the Home of Jump racing.

 

For the final chance to watch the professionals test themselves on the track before the summer break, head to Cheltenham on April 17 and 18 2019. Last spring’s feature event – the £60,000 Grade Two Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Chase – certainly gave The Festival a run for its money with a spectacular finish by Traffic Fluide.

 

The Easter Bunny, kids entertainment and 1,000 free Easter Eggs are part of the fun being organised at Cheltenham Racecourse for the two day April Race meeting. Join us during the Easter holidays for two days of Easter fun as well as top class horse racing and don’t forget children under 18 get in for free.  This is the perfect day to keep the children amused and all entertainment is free!   

 

The racing highlight on the opening day of The April Meeting is the Grade 2 Handicap Chase worth £50,000 as well as some top class hurdle races. It's a chance for racegoers to see their racing favourites before the end of the jumps season and enjoy a quality day out in the springtime sunshine.

 

To purchase your Cheltenham Bookmakers Pass, click here

 

Tickets

Purchase your Club/Tatts or Best Mate enclosure tickets in advance for the best price and save up to £5. 

 

We also have our Raceday Essential Packages available in advance from only £27 which includes your enclosure ticket, £9 of food and refreshment vouchers, £10 of betting vouchers and your official racecard. 

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From £8

Hospitality

Why not make the most out of your raceday at The April Meeting and book hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse including our popular Gold Cup restaurant. Available to book online today.

 

The Panoramic Restaurant is available in tables of four to 12. 

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From £75

the APRIL MEETING race schedule 

wednesday 17 april - SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

2:05

The CITIPOST Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 2)

2m abt 4½f 

Hurdle

2:40

The Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Steeple Chase (A Limited Handicap) (Class 1) (Grade 2)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase

3:15

The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

2m abt 4½f

Hurdle

3:50

The Nicholson Holman Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

3m abt 1½f 

Steeple Chase

4:25

The Safran Landing Systems Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

Abt 3m 

Hurdle

5:00

The Weatherite Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 2f

Steeple Chase

5:30

The Cheltenham Pony Racing Authority Graduates Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3) (0-140)

2m abt 1f 

Hurdle

THURSDAY 18 APRIL - SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

2:05

The Huw Stevens, Jo Whiley After Party On Sale Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Listed)

2m abt 4½f

Hurdle

2:40

The European Breeders Fund/TBA Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale (Class 1) (Listed)

2m 5f 

Steeple Chase

3:15

The Catesby Estates Plc Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Listed)

2m abt 4½f 

Hurdle

3:50

The JRL Group Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

3m 2f 

Steeple Chase

4:25

The Arkells Brewery 4-Y-O Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

2m abt 1f 

Hurdle

5:00

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

Abt 2m

Steeple Chase

5:35

The Spreadex Sports Betting Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 3)

2m abt 1f 

NH Flat Race

The Going

 

 Good to Soft, Good in places

Raceday Style

As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.

 

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