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Cheltenham Racecourse

Wednesday 1st January 2020

cheltenham's big day out


There is only one place to start your 2020 and that is a day at the Cheltenham races.


New Year's Day hosts seven quality races, including two Grade Two's with trainers, jockeys and racegoers all hoping to get their year off to a flyer.


Under 18s can go racing for free on New Year's Day. Club/Tattersalls Enclosure ticket holders will have access to a variety of complimentary entertainment in the Family Fun Zone, including exclusive appearances from Alex the Lion and Skipper the Penguin from Madagascar at intervals throughout the day. 

Gates Open


First Race


Last Race


  • Complimentary Family Fun entertainment
  • Quality horseracing, with a seven racecard
  • Lampa will be performing in The Guinness Village throughout the day for Club/Tattersalls racegoers
  • Live music in The Centaur after racing from local favourites Tommy and The Fuse for Club/Tattersalls racegoers
  • World class hospitality in a variety of restaurants 
  • Under 18s go free
  • Free onsite parking 


All entertainment is complimentary to enjoy in the Family Fun Zone:

  • Inflatables from All About Fun

  • Facepainting by Cheltenham Facepaints

  • Appearances from Alex the Lion and Skipper the Penguin from Madagascar at intervals throughout the day, on the hour from 11am - 3pm

  • Rosette Making

  • Horseracing themed colouring in

  • Horse Hopper racing with Sam's Funky Fun

  • Live shows from Showtime Shane

  • Free balloon models from Twistopher and Twistina

  • Don't miss out on collecting your free Walking Pet Balloon (first 500 only)

  • St James City Farm will be bringing their farm to us! They'll be bringing their beloved rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, and an owl. They'll also be bringing a horse simulator and a wooden milking cow - so your little ones can learn and have a go at milking a cow! 


Combine comfort, convenience, and luxury and you have the recipe for a memorable day with your guests. With a variety of restaurants available including our National Hunt Room and Horseshoe Pavilion Restaurant, and course facing private box packages from £155 per person.


Buy online today, or enquire by calling 01242 537 653

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.

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


Buy your enclosure tickets in advance for the best price and save £5. 

  • In advance from £12
  • Groups in advance from £10 
  • On the day from £15


Don't forget, under 18s come for free!

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From £10

Panoramic Restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse


Enhance your day at the races and book hospitality or your own private box. Combine luxury, excellent service and great views and enjoy a fantastic start to a new decade with us! 

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From £155

Private Boxes

Celebrate your day at the races from a Private Box. There's no better way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary than watching quality racing from your own Private Box. 

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Start Times





The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)

2m abt 4½f



The 888 Sport Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m abt 2½f 

Steeple Chase


The 888 Sport Dipper Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The 888 Sport Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Steeple Chase


The 888 Sport 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


Plan Your Day

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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How To Find Us

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Make the most of your day at the races with The Jockey Club free mobile app.

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Buy Official Tickets

Buy tickets for New Year's Day in advance and save £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. 




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