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Day One at The Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday 10 March 2020

THE FESTIVAL ROAR IS MOMENTS AWAY


Day One: Champion Day at The Festival™ presented by Magners, the start of four extraordinary days of racing at Cheltenham Racecourse. 

 

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Gavin Cromwell was overjoyed to have trained his first winner at The Festival, and in no less a race than the £450,000 G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle.

 

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Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018

Tickets

Official tickets for The Festival 2020 are now on sale, buy your Club, Tatts or Best Mate ticket at the best price before 10:59am on 5th July 2019. 

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Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse

Hospitality

Make your visit to The Festival 2020 extra special with our Hospitality packages and enjoy world-class cuisine. 

 

Available to book online today. 

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From £275

Hospitality at The Cheltenham Festival

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. 

 

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Dress Code

Although there is no official dress code for The Festival, smart is preferable and is often adopted. As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.

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Racecourse Map

View our official Racecourse Map for Cheltenham Racecourse and find your way around the Grandstand and Course. 

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THE ACTION FROM CHAMPION DAY 2019

 

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, and the gelding did it 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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event Schedule

champion day

GATES OPEN: 10:30

 

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

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

abt 2m

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 abt ½f

Hurdle

£450,000

16:10

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

£120,000

16:50

The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

2m abt 4½f

Chase

£70,000

17:30

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

Abt 4m

Chase

£125,000

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