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Cheltenham Racecourse

17 April 2019

welcoming back racegoers after the festival 2019

For one of the final chances to watch the professionals test themselves on the track before the summer break, head to Cheltenham on Day One of The April Meeting. 

  • Gates Open: 12noon
  • First Race: 2:05pm
  • Last Race: 5:30pm


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.


As the Jump season begins to unwind, so does the Professional season here at Cheltenham.

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.


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


Our Raceday Essentials Packages are available in advance and include:

  • Your Club or Best Mate Enclosure ticket
  • £9 of food and refreshment vouchers
  • £10 of betting vouchers
  • Official Racecard 
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From £8


Why not make the most out of your raceday at The April Meeting and book hospitality. Be quick, it's selling out fast! 


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

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From £75




Register for our exclusive RacePass for 18 to 24 year-olds and with your FREE membership, enjoy some of the best horseracing events throughout the year for half price. All you need to do is sign up and you are in. 




Event Schedule


race schedule:

Start Times





The CITIPOST Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 2)

2m abt 4½f 



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

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase


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

2m abt 4½f



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

3m abt 1½f 

Steeple Chase


The Safran Landing Systems Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

Abt 3m 



The Weatherite Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 2f

Steeple Chase


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

2m abt 1f 


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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As part of ensuring our guests enjoy a safe environment while attending Cheltenham Racecourse, we thank you for cooperating with our routine search procedures on arrival and restriction on bag sizes being entered into the Racecourse. To read our full bag policy click here. To read our Important Ticket Information, click here. 


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