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Day One

Tuesday 12 March 2019

THE FESTIVAL ROAR IS MOMENTS AWAY


The opening day of The Festival. Day One: Champion Day unites racegoers from around the world at Cheltenham Racecourse with pent up anticipation let go in one might strong roar.

Champion Day is not to be missed for those wanting the thrill of racing with the most important hurdle race of the season, the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

 

Day One of 2018 The Festival saw Nicky Henderson’s Buveur D’Air take the honours for the Unibet Champion Hurdle, becoming the first horse since Hardy Eustace in 2004 and 2005 to retain the title. It featured the ever-competitive OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race, won by Benie Des Dieux, and Summerville Boy took the honours in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

 

To be here any day is Extraordinary.

 

 

keep the party going after racing has finished with final flight

The Final Flight Bar is a fantastic destination for those wanting a base for the day and to keep the party going once racing has concluded. As soon as the horses cross the line in the last race of the day, live music from The Chip Shop Boys will start the party with renditions of much-loved tunes in the Club Enclosure only. If you have already purchased your Club Enclosure ticket and would like to purchase a Final Flight ticket, click here

 

car parking

If you have already purchased your enclosure ticket, and need to buy a car parking pass, click here. If not, once you add your tickets into your basket, you will be offered car parking as an add-on for only £12 per car. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As part of ensuring our guests enjoy a safe environment while attending Cheltenham Racecourse, we thank you for cooperating with our routine search procedures on arrival and restriction on bag sizes being entered into the Racecourse. To read our full bag policy click here.

 

To read our Important Ticket Information, click here. 

 

To purchase your Cheltenham Bookmakers Pass, click here

Tickets

Purchase your Club, Tattersalls or Best Mate enclosure tickets at the best price today.

 

Our Raceday Essentials Packages are available in advance and include:

  • Your Club, Tattersalls or Best Mate Enclosure ticket
  • £9 of food and refreshment vouchers
  • £10 of betting vouchers
  • Official Racecard 
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From £37

Hospitality

Make your visit to The Festival 2019 extra special with our Hospitality packages and enjoy world-class cuisine. 

 

Available to buy online today. 

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From £465

The Going

 

Good to Soft, Good in Places.

Event Schedule

 

GATES OPEN 10:30am

 

RACE SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m 87y

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

1m 7f

Chase

£175,000

14:50

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

£110,000

15:30

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

2m 87y

Hurdle

£450,000

16:10

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m 3f 200y

Hurdle

£120,000

16:50

The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

2m 4f 44y

Chase

£70,000

17:30

The National Hunt Chase (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase)

3m 7f 147y

Chase

£125,000

BUY OFFICIAL FESTIVAL TICKETS

Buy tickets for Champion Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners for the best price today! 

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