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Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 25th January 2020

Our final race meeting before The Cheltenham Festival in March. It's your final opportunity to finalise your choices, before all roads lead to The Festival™ presented by Magners

 

2019 saw three winners from this day that went on to win at The Cheltenham Festival 2019, Frodon, Paisley Park and Siruh Du Lac. 

 

There will be seven races, including the 2:25pm Paddy Power Cotswold Chase, which was won by Frodon last year, who went on to win on Day Three of The Cheltenham Festival. 

 

Continue your raceday celebrations with live music from Lampa in The Centaur after racing in the Club/Tattersalls enclosure. They're a popular contemporary Irish band who will be performing Irish classics.  

Gates Open

10:30

First Race

12:40

Last Race

4:10

  • Quality horseracing, with a seven races racecard
  • Finalise your choices and favourites, before all roads lead to The Cheltenham Festival in March
  • Live music around the course from The Hipcats in the Club/Tattersalls enclosure 
  • Live music after racing from Lampa in The Centaur for Club/Tatts racegoers
  • A variety of hand-picked boutiques in our Shopping Village view our tradestands here
  • Under 18s go free
  • A variety of food and drink options in both enclosures 
  • View our official raceday map here

 

Tattersalls Cheltenham will be in the Parade Ring after racing. Click here for more information. 

We are pleased to offer free onsite parking, view our raceday map for car parking locations here.

 

On arrival to the Racecourse, please ensure you follow the signs to match the colour of your car parking label. If you don't have a car parking label, please follow the green signs for our free car parking areas. 

 

COMPLETE car parking guide

The racing highlight of Festival Trials Day is the Trial Cotswold Steeple Chase, often considered a trial for the Magners Gold Cup in March. Last year Definitly Red relished the wet ground conditions and flew home in front for connections.

 

The clue is in the name for our final raceday before The Festival. Three winners from this day all went on to score on Day Three of The Festival.

 

Popular Paisley Park cemented his place on the road in The Stayers’ hurdle with a convincing victory in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2), with Frodon backing up his December success here and winning the Trial Cotswold Chase (Grade 2).

 

Siruh Du Lac and Lizzie Kelly were too good for the field in the Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 3) winning for her Step Father, trainer Nick Williams.

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018

Tickets

Buy in advance for the best price. 

  • In advance from £12
  • Groups in advance from £10
  • On the day from £15
  • Under 18s: free 
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From £10

race Schedule

GATES OPEN: 10:30am

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:40

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (A Juvenile Hurdle Race) (Grade 2)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

1:15

The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase

1:50

The Paddy Power 45 Sleeps to Cheltenham Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase

2:25

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

3m abt 1½f

Steeple Chase

3:00

The Ballymore Classic Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f 

Hurdle

3:35

The galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

4:10

The Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m abt 1f 

Hurdle

Plan Your Day

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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Guide to Enclosures

We have three enclosures at Cheltenham, read our guide to ensure you visit the races in your perfect enclosure.

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Directions and Parking

All you need to know about car parking, coach drop-offs, local bus services and taxi drop-offs to Cheltenham Racecourse. 

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