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The Festival™ presented by Magners

Tuesday 10 March 2020



The gates of Cheltenham Racecourse will open on Day One of The Cheltenham Festival, as we welcome another four days of extraordinary racing and entertainment. 

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


Buy your official tickets at the best price before 31st January at 10:59am. 

  • In advance from £39
  • Groups in advance from £37
  • On the day from £50
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From £37

Panoramic Restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse


From restaurants in the heart of the course to boxes overlooking the Winning Post, there are a number of world class hospitality packages available. 

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From £405

At Day One of The Cheltenham Festival, we see the best take on the best, we see old Champions challenged by new, and Tuesday’s seven racecard sees the week get off to an absolute flyer. 


The Home of Jump Racing will come alive for the first feature race of the week, the £450,000 Grade 1 Unibet Champion Hurdle. In 2019, it was won by Gavin Cromwell, who celebrated his first-ever Festival winner, with Espoir d'Allen, owned by J P McManus, and ridden by Mark Walsh. 

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First Race


Last Race


Make the most of your day

The Park - New for 2020

Featuring live music throughout the day, a range of new bars boasting an electric atmosphere finished with a 90 minute DJ set from Nick Grimshaw (from BBC Radio 1). 

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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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Attending in a Group of 15+?

Gather your friends and family together and book in groups of 15+, with exclusive group offers and packages available for that memorable day at The Cheltenham Festival.

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The Orchard™

Available to those in the Club Enclosure, The Orchard™ offers a fun, unique area from which to enjoy the racing - a first in British horseracing. Giving Festival racegoers an additional, premium experience alongside their day.

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The Festival Lounge

Enjoy your day from The Festival Lounge, and additional admission to our most premier enclosure Club. Admission includes, complimentary tea and coffee, live racing on TV, your base for the day and more.  

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Live Music

Find out about all the bands performing at The Festival across all four days, in every enclosure. 

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Food and Drink

Explore your food and drink options across all three enclosures, including the Moët bar in the Club enclosure. 

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Directions and Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Purchase your car parking pass in advance, make sure you know the buses to get from Cheltenham Spa station, and more. 

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Festival Races

We are home to 28 races across four days, with prize money of over £4.5million. Do you want to know more about the feature races of each day at The Festival?

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Race Schedule

Day One - 10 March 2020

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival 2019, these are subject to change. 


Start Times




Prize Money


The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f




The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m




The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f




The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)

2m abt ½f




The Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f




The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

2m abt 4½f




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

Abt 4m



Buy Official Day One Tickets

Join us on Day One of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Buy your tickets today for the best price. 

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Showcase Your Brand

We are pleased to host an exciting addition to the Club Enclosure: The Orchard™.


Heighten the profile of your brand alongside brands such as Bentley, Boodles and Nyetimber whilst enjoying four extraordinary days of racing.


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