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Saturday 29 January 2022


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It's the last chance to witness racing at Cheltenham Racecourse before The Festival™, and that means a superb competitive day of Jump racing.


With seven races on the card, it's the time to finalise your choices and favourites, before all roads lead back to Cheltenham in March. 


Last year's meeting was sadly abandoned but in 2020 we witnessed an excellent day of racing with names such as Paisley Park and Santini securing victories.


There will be a parade of the Welsh Marches Stallions at Chapel Stud in the Parade Ring from 11:30am - 11:50am. The parade will include Planteur, Walzertakt and Bangkok.


Make sure you head to The Centaur after the last race to see the Bootleg Beatles perform live from 4.30pm - 5.30pm.


The Cheltenham January Sale returns to Cheltenham Racecourse on Festival Trials Day and will offer a select group of winning and placed point to pointers and NH form horses. The sale will take place in the sale ring on Cheltenham racecourse after the last race. Lots will be stabled in the Charles Turner yard and available for viewing on Friday 28 January from 2.30pm and on Saturday 29 January from 8.30am.


We are delighted to announce that Cheltenham Radio will be back for Festival Trials Day and can be purchased at the Information Point.


Please allow more time for travelling to the racecourse on Saturday. The road will be closed at the traffic lights at Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Club. Traffic will be diverted to come in through different routes to counter the road closure. Tune in to Cheltenham Radio for more updates.


Please note: We are a cashless venue. On-course betting facilities will take cash and there are cash machines on site.

Correct as of 2021. All information, including sponsors, are to be confirmed. 

Gates Open


First Race


Last Race


Start Times





The SSS Super Alloys Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m abt 1f



The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle Race (Class 1)

2m abt 1f 


1:20 The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2) 2m abt 4½f Steeple Chase


The Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase



The Paddy Power Cotswold Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2) (feature race)

3m abt 1½f

Steeple Chase



The Welsh Marches Stallions at Chapel Stud Cleeve Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Grade 2)

Abt 3m




The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Registered as the Classic Novices’ Hurdle) (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f 




The Alan Swinbank Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class1) (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

2m abt 1f 

Flat Race

On festival trials Day there will be a selection of shops for customers to enjoy:


Conversation Pieces

Limited edition prints and original artwork from leading artists. Horse Racing and equine art specialists since 1982.


Elizabeth Armstrong Fine Art

Original art work. Oil on canvas drawings, water colour, limited edition prints, greeting cards.



Emphasize specialises in unusual ladies fashion for town & country wear from sizes 8-30.


Graham McCartney Millinery

Classic Millinery & purveyor of fine vintage silk top hats & vintage clothing.



Chic & contemporary womens clothing for town and country.


Start Smart

A truly wonderful selection of children's clothing for all your little winners.


Nicola Sexton

Nicola Sexton Footwear combines classic styling and comfort with an imaginative twist.


Oxford Shirt Company

Ladies & gentleman's shirts knitwear & accessories.


Sheep & Chic

Sheep & Chic products are stylish, warm and great quality. They are hand crafted and prepared with passion.


COVID-19 Guidance

In line with UK Health Security Agency guidance, Racing continues to recommend the use of Covid-19 mitigations to keep racegoers safe.



COVID-19 Guidelines



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