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Friday 1 January 2021

We believe there is only one place to continue your New Year celebrations, and that's a day at the races. Be part of Cheltenham's big day out on Friday 1 January 2021. 


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To protect everyone’s health, we require contact details and consent to Covid 19 Code of Conduct for each individual before racecourse entry. The booker will receive an email with instructions on what to do.

As per Government Guidelines, spectators from a Tier 3 postcode will not be allowed entry and tickets will be cancelled and refunded.

All tickets purchased will be issued when all details for track and trace have been filled in and our Covid Code on Conduct and terms of entry' have been accepted.  Please note there may be a slight delay in receiving your tickets.



New Year's Day 2020 hosted a variety of complimentary entertainment in the Family Fun Zone, located in the Club/Tattersalls enclosure, including: 

  • Inflatables from All About Fun 

  • Facepainting by Cheltenham Facepaints - free for kids 

  • Have your photograph with Alex the Lion and Skipper the Penguin from Madagascar at intervals throughout the day, on the hour from 11am - 3pm

  • Free Rosette Making and Horseracing themed colouring in 

  • Horse Hopper racing with Sam's Funky Fun, where you'll become spectators as your little one becomes a jockey as they race to the finish line

  • Live shows from local favourite Showtime Shane who mixes magic, puppetry, and party games

  • Free balloon models from Twistopher and Twistina - such as swords, hats, flowers, and more

  • Don't miss out on collecting your childs FREE Walking Pet Balloon, they'll bring with them horses, unicorns, giraffes and more (first 500 only)

  • St James City Farm will be bringing their farm to us! They'll be bringing their beloved rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, and an owl. They'll also be bringing a horse simulator and a wooden milking cow - so your little ones can learn and have a go at milking a cow! 


Lampa will be performing in The Guinness Village throughout the day for Club/Tattersalls racegoers. Lampa will continue the new year's celebrations throughout the day and are a contemporary Irish band who will play everyone's Irish favourites 


Live music in The Centaur after racing from local favourites Tommy and The Fuse for Club/Tattersalls racegoers. Tommy and The Fuse will be performing party classics, to continue the new year celebrations after racing


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Start Times





The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

2m abt 4½f



The Markel Insurance Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m abt 2½f 

Steeple Chase


The Paddy Power Broken Resolutions Already Dipper Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The Paddy Power Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3)
(Feature race)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The Paddy Power 69 Sleeps to Cheltenham 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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