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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. 

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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