Wednesday 1 January 2020
cheltenham's big day out
Start the year in style at the Home of Jump Racing
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.
Come along for a fantastic day of racing, with bars and restaurants open to suit all palates throughout the day. Remember, kids go FREE!
In 2019, The Family Fun Zone was located in the tented village for Club/Tatts ticket holders, and had a whole host of activities on offer: from rosette making and giant inflatables to walking pet balloons and the Wheel of Fortune plus, Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall made a personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. Remember, under 18s go free!
For Club/Tatts ticket holders, you are also able to enjoy live music from our Festival favourites The Wickermen, who performed in 2019 throughout the day in The Guinness Village and got you 2019 off to a fantastic start.
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.