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Champion Day

12 March

the festival roar is moments away


The opening day of The Festival™ presented by Magners. 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 and Day One: Champion Day at the Cheltenham Festival 2019 takes place on Tuesday 12 March

 

Purchase your tickets before 10:59am on 28 January to take advantage of the best rates and make the most out of your day. 

 

 

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Tickets

Purchase your Club, Tattersalls or Best Mate enclosure tickets at the best price before 28 January at 10:59am. 

 

Our Raceday Essentials Package is available in advance from only £55 which includes your enclosure ticket, £9 of food and refreshment vouchers, £10 of betting vouchers and your official racecard. 

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From £31

Hospitality

Find out about Hospitality available at The Festival™ presented by Magners

 

There are a number of different hospitality options available, from The Moscow Flyer Restaurant which provides lunch and a base for the day to Chez Roux at Cheltenham, hosted by the world-famous chef, Albert Roux. 

 

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From £385

The Going

 

Hurdles Course - TBC

Chase Course - TBC

Event Schedule

Information correct as of The Festival 2018

 

GATES OPEN 10:30am

 

RACE SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

13:30

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

14:10

The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

Abt 2m

Chase

14:50

The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m abt 1f

Chase

15:30

The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

16:10

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

16:50

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

Abt 4m

Chase

17:30

The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

2m abt 4½f

Chase

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