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The Festival - Day One

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.

 

  • First-class quality Jump racing 
  • World class hospitality delivered by world-class chefs
  • Live music performances from top bands
  • Shopping in our Tented Village offering a diverse range of boutique goods

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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From £25

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

The Festival 2020 Hospitality Enquiry

Are you interested in Hospitality at The Festival 2020?

 

From restaurants in the heart of Cheltenham Racecourse, to boxes overlooking the finish line, there are a number of hospitality options available. Enjoy exhilarating racing with a base for the day, award-winning dishes using local seasonal produce and service of the highest standard.

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Did you miss The Core?

If you missed any of the action both on and off the track across The Festival 2019 then take a look at ‘The Core’ our daily feature highlights programme.

 

Join Lee McKenzie, Mattie Batchelor and special guests and catch up with everything from the racing to behind-the-scenes across the four days of extraordinary.

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Only Buy Official Tickets

We kindly ask you do not buy tickets from touts and you only purchase official tickets from the Racecourse, either at our ticket sales points or via our website.

 

Official tickets for The Festival 2020 are now on sale, buy now.

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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.

event Schedule

 

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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