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Cheltenham Racecourse

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.


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

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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. 




Event Schedule




Race Schedule

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


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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