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Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021

THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2021

 

Be part of our four day Jump racing festival, from Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021, including Gold Cup Day.

 

We continue to follow Government guidance and look forward to welcoming spectators when it is safe to do so. If you are interested in hearing from us about any spectator opportunities that may arise for The Festival 2021 then please sign up here

Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse

Hospitality

Watch Grade One racing from one of our world class hospitality restaurants, with views across the course or Parade Ring. 

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Festival 2020 Highlights

History was made as Willie Mullins won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the second consecutive year on Day Four. 

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About the Event

Cheltenham Racecourse presents Four Days of Extraordinary. Join us for the pinnacle Jump racing event of the year, an event with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. 

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Eight Reasons To Visit The Festival

Whether you're a lover of horseracing or simply looking for a day out with friends and family, come and join us at the greatest racecourse in the world, and here's why we think you should... 

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The Festival™ Schedule 

 

Gates open: 10:30

 

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

14:10

The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m

Chase

14:50

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

15:30

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

16:10

The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

16:50

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt 4½f

Chase

17:30

The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)

3m abt 6f

Chase

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:30

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

14:10

The Festival Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt ½ f

Chase

14:50

The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

15:30

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

Abt 2m

Chase

16:10

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f

Chase

16:50

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)

2m abt ½f

Chase

17.30

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)

2m abt ½f

Bumper

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:30

The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f

Chase

14:10

The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

14:50

The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

2m abt 5f

Chase

15:30

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

16:10

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Chase

16:50

The Daylesford Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f

Hurdle

17:30

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)

3m abt 2f

Chase

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:30

The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

14:10

The County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

14:50

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

abt 3m

Hurdle

15:30

The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

16:10

The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Steeple Chase

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

16:50

The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase 

2m abt ½f

Chase

17:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m abt 4½ f

Hurdle

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A world class four day Jump racing festival, from Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021, including Gold Cup Day.

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