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Saturday 1 January 2022

SATURDAY 1 JANUARY 2022

 

Is there any better way to celebrate a new year than a day at the Cheltenham Races? Locals head down to Prestbury Park to kick-start the yearthe only way they know-how, with a spot of racing and clearing their head from the evening before. 

Correct as of 2020. All information, including sponsors, are to be confirmed. 

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:10

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

2m abt 4½f

Hurdle

12:45

The Paddy Power Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m abt 2½f 

Steeple Chase

1:20

The Paddy Power Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021Million Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase

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1:55

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

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase

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2:30

The Paddy Power 74 Sleeps To Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

abt 3m 

Hurdle

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3:05

The Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

2m abt 4½f

Hurdle

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3:35

The EBF Stallions & Cheltenham Pony Club Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 1) (Listed)

1m abt 6f

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2021 New Year's Day racing was sadly abandoned however 2020 we were treated to one of the greatest finishes we have seen for many years.

 

Lalor, Oldgrangewood & Saint Calvados were three abreast as they charged up the Cheltenham Hill in the most valuable contest of the day, the Paddy Power Handicap Chase.

 

It was Oldgrangewood who came out on top in the photo finish. The nine-year-old took the lead at the last under Harry Skelton and was all out to repel the late challenge of Saint Calvados by a nose, with long-time leader Lalor returning to form for trainer Kayley Woollacott and jockey Aidan Coleman who rallied well in third, another nose behind.

Plan Your Day

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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