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Friday 13 - Saturday 14 December 2024

THE CHRISTMAS MEETING

 

Commence your Christmas celebrations at Cheltenham Racecourse over a weekend of top-quality racing on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December. With the festive season about to enter the home straight, The Christmas Meeting brings joy and excitement for all, this two-day meeting is a highlight of  the Christmas racing calendar and kick starts the festive sporting season.

 

The Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales are back on the Friday of  The Christmas Meeting, the racing sales will offer a select group of winning and placed point-to-pointers and form horses after racing in the sales ring.

 

Under 18’s race free and do not require a ticket to enter.

Timings and races are subject to change.

 

 

Gates Open

10:00

RACEDAY PREVIEW

11:20 - 11:50

Live in the Parade Ring

First Race

12:05

Last Race

15:35

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:05 The British E.B.F. National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 3) (Qualifier) 2m abt 1f Hurdle

12:40

The Cheltenham & South-West Racing Club Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

13:15

The Catesby Estates Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

13:50

The Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3) (Challenger Mares’ Chase Series Qualifier)

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase

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14:25

The Unibet Middle Distance Veterans Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase

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15:00 The Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2) 3m abt 5½f Steeple Chase image029h9.png

15:35

The CITIPOST Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

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Gates Open

10:00

RACEDAY PREVIEW

11:20 - 11:50

Live in the Parade Ring

First Race

12:05

Last Race

15:35

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:05

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Class 2)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

12:40

The John Wyke Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

3m abt 1½f

Steeple Chase

13:15

The Quintessentially Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt ½ f

Steeple Chase

13:50

The Virgin Bet December Gold Cup (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)

2m abt 4½f

Steeple Chase

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14:25

The Favourite From The Sun Now Daily Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)

3m abt 2f Steeple Chase image029h9.png
15:00

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

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15:35

The Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m 4½f

Hurdle

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Under 18s go FREE

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Under 18s race for free at the majority of Jockey Club racedays. 

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