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Saturday 1 January 2022




Is there any better way to celebrate a New Year than a day jam-packed with excellent racing and superb entertainment at Cheltenham Racecourse?


Join us on Saturday 1 January for free family fun and a very special post-racing performance in The Centaur from the world’s Premier Beatles band, The Bootleg Beatles!


The world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. This show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages!


Last year's fixture was sadly abandoned, however in 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, with Oldgrangewood coming out on top in the photo finish.


Make sure you are there this year to watch another epic day of racing unfold!



Guarantee a memorable day out by matching superb sport with fabulous food and magnificent facilities at Cheltenham Racecourse on New Year's Day.


With excellent views of the racecourse and a lavish dining experience, the excitement of the day is easily accessed from your table.


It’s the perfect way to entertain clients, family or friends – a day you’ll never forget!

The Family Fun zone, situated in marquees M10 and M11 will provide a safe space for your tribe to let off steam and celebrate the New Year with a variety of complimentary family fun entertainment. 


- Inflatable Fun

- Bouncy Castle

- Meet the animals

- Face Painting

- Arts & Crafts

- Balloons


Don’t forget that under 18s go free so gather up the gang and enjoy all that Cheltenham Racecourse has to offer to kick start 2022.

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


Gates Open

Approx 10:30

First Race

Approx 12:10

Last Race

Approx 3:35

Start Times





The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

2m abt 4½f



The Paddy Power Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m abt 2½f 

Steeple Chase


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

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase


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

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase



The Paddy Power 74 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 (Class 1) (Listed)

1m abt 6f


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Chez Roux Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse


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