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Cheltenham Racecourse

We look forward to welcoming you to The Festival™ presented by Magners from 16-19 March, but why not join us at Festival Trials Day on 31 January?


Finalise your choices for The Festival at Festival Trials Day, before all roads lead to The Festival™ presented by Magners in March.


In 2019, we saw three Festival Trials Day winners continue their winning streak and win at The Cheltenham Festival 2019. 


Join us for our last raceday before The Cheltenham Festival. Huge crowds gather for an atmosphere full of anticipation as The Festival is within touching distance. 


Catch a glimpse of Festival contenders as they show the world what they're really made of.

  • 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. 

race Schedule

Start Times





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

2m abt 1f



The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase


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

2m abt 5f 

Steeple Chase


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

3m abt 1½f

Steeple Chase


The Ballymore Classic Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f 



The Cleeve Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

Abt 3m



The Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m abt 1f 


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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