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The Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Day One of THE FESTIVAL™ Presented by Magners 

The Cheltenham Races ROAR IS MOMENTS AWAY



Buy before 2nd December at 10:59am for the best price. 

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


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. 


At The Cheltenham Festival, we have experiences for all, including... 

why should you join us at the Cheltenham Festival?


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Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


We have three Enclosures available at The Cheltenham Festival. Buy your Club, Tatts or Best Mate ticket at the best price before 10:59am on 2nd December. 


Are you booking in groups of 15+? Call our dedicated Group Booking hotline now on 0344 579 3003.


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From £31

Panoramic Restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse


From restaurants in the heart of Cheltenham Racecourse, to boxes overlooking the Winning Post, there are a number of World Class hospitality options available at The Festival 2020. 


Call 01242 537 653 if you'd like to enquire or book over the phone.

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From £275

Showcase Your Brand

in The Orchard™ 

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


The Orchard™ at The Festival 2020 offers a fantastic opportunity to heighten the profile of your brand and deliver racegoers a unique experience. From Bentley to Boodles and English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber, join premium brands and blossom in The Orchard™ whilst enjoying four extraordinary days of racing.


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Plan Your Day

We want your time at The Festival to be as extraordinary as possible. With a little preparation, and reading our helpful guide will enable you to get the very best out of your day.


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Club - Our Most Premier Enclosure

There's no better way to enjoy the day at The Festival than from the Club Enclosure. It's an experience to remember with access to all public areas and spectacular views from the main grandstand, lawn or Winning Post. In addition to paddock viewing access you can enjoy the Hall of Fame, all the public areas of the Princess Royal Stand and The Shopping Village. 

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Pricing Structure

We encourage all customers to buy their tickets early to get the best price. Take advantage of savings and find the best enclosure for you. 


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event Schedule

day one

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Gates Open: 10:30am


Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ presented by Magners 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

2m abt ½f




The OLBG 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 10th March for Day One of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Buy your tickets before 10:59am on 2nd December for the best price. 

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The softly-spoken farrier, who now combines shoeing horses with training a 50-horse string, sent out Espoir D'Allen (16/1) to land Europe's greatest hurdle race: The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. It was won in style, becoming the first five-year-old to land the prize since Katchit in 2008 - you have to go back to 1985, and See You Then, to find the next winner of such youth.


Roksana was another unexpected winner in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle for the Skelton brothers after capitalising on Benie Des Dieux’s fall at the final fence when appearing to have the race in her mercy under Ruby Walsh for Willie Mullins.


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