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Cheltenham Racecourse

Wednesday 1st January 2020

celebrate the new year at the races

begin 2020 at Cheltenham racecourse


Wednesday 1st January 2020


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There is only one place to start your 2020 and that is a day at the races here at Cheltenham Racecourse. New Year's Day hosts seven quality races, including two Grade 2s with trainers, jockeys and racegoers all hoping to get their year off to a flyer.


Why should you celebrate the new year at Cheltenham Racecourse?

  • Complimentary Family Fun entertainment
  • Quality horseracing 
  • Live music in The Centaur (Club/Tatts enclosure) from Tommy and The Fuse
  • World class hospitality in a variety of restaurants 
  • Under 18s go free ... and much more


All entertainment is complimentary to enjoy in the Family Fun Zone:


Aso got 2019 off to a winning start for Charlie Deutsch and Venetia Williams in the Download The Betbright App Handicap Chase (Grade 3). Aso went on to run very impressively in the 2019 Ryanair Chase at The Festival Presented by Magners. Beware The Bear scored for Jeremiah McGrath and Nicky Henderson in the Join The Betbright Racing Club Handicap Chase, beating Shanroe Santos and Perfect Candidate respectively. Beware The Bear went on to win at The Festival.

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


Official tickets for New Year's Day are on sale, buy your Club/Tatts or Best Mate tickets today at the best price and save up to £5. 

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From £10

Panoramic Restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse


Celebrate the first day of 2020 with hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse, available to book online. 


To enquire about hospitality, please call 01242 537 653.  



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From £150




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. 




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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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Sponsors and race names are correct as of January 2019. These are subject to change.


Start Times





The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

2m abt 4½f



The Join The Racing Club Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m abt 2½f 

Steeple Chase


The BetBright Dipper Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The Download the BetBright App Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The Simplify Horse Racing Selections with Betfinder at BetBright Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

abt 3m 



The Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f



The EBF Stallions & Cheltenham Pony Club Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed)

1m abt 6f


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