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The Festival™

TRADITIONALLY KNOWN AS CHAMPION DAY

GET READY TO ROAR

 

The opening day of The Festival™ is headlined by the UNIBET Champion Hurdle, which has been won over the years by the likes of Istabraq, Hurricane Fly, and Buveur D'Air. 

 

Make sure you are there this time around to witness who'll be writing their name in the history books.

 

Please note: We are a cashless venue. On-course betting facilities will take cash and there are cash machines on site.

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES

All racegoers are recommended to observe the following measures:

 

  • Wear face coverings in enclosed and crowded areas – there will be additional facemasks available on the entrance to the racecourse but we recommend you bring your own. 
  • Wash hands regularly – there will also be hand sanitising stations around the racecourse on the day and we recommend you use them frequently. 
  • Observe social distancing where practicable and enjoy the vast amounts of space around the racecourse and avoid congregating in busy areas. 
  • Be Covid-19 double vaccinated and any booster when offered, depending on personal circumstances, or undertake a Lateral Flow Test 48 hours prior to the raceday to identify positive cases. 
  • If you feel you may be experiencing any of the recognised symptoms of Covid-19, please put on a face covering and speak to a member of staff in a well-ventilated area. 
  • It is best to travel home if it is safe to do so. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support and co-operation. We hope you have a wonderful day with us.

As well as the extraordinary action out on track, there's plenty to look forward to off it as well with the Guinness Village and The Orchard™ offering live entertainment throughout the day. There's even a chance to treat yourself to an extra gift in our Shopping Village

 

That's not forgetting our excellent range of food and drink options, which are available across the course. 

Day One of The Festival™ supporting WellChild 2021 was just as thrilling as we hoped it would be. From brilliant Blackmore to a Festival first, all four Grade One races produced stylish winners and stunning performances.

 

VIEW PLACED WINNERS  View Highlights

The Cheltenham Festival 2021

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Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse

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COVID-19 Guidance

In line with Public Health England’s guidance, Racing continues to recommend the use of Covid-19 mitigations to keep racegoers safe.

 

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

 

 

Plan Your Visit

Book in groups and save

If you’re looking to secure between 15 and 50 tickets, you can take advantage of our preferential Group rates.

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HOSPITALITY AT THE FESTIVAL™ 2022

Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 March

From panoramic views with unrivaled dining experiences to intimate settings with close friends, here at The Festival™, we offer a variety of packages like no other.

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Directions and Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Plan your bus journey from Cheltenham Spa station, or book your transport with National Express. 

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LUXURY EXPERIENCES

The Orchard™ Pods

Private Pods located in The Orchard™, accomodating 12 - 20 guests and offering a relaxed dining option with a private balcony.

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Room With A View Package

An exclusive experience combining accommodation, private helicopter travel, and hospitality of your choice. Available all four days of The Festival™. 

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Private Box Packages

It's the VIP way to enjoy The Festival, with a variety of options available. 

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2021 Highlights

Festival 2021 Highlights

View the video, images, and overall highlights from the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. 

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Racing Replays

Race replays are available shortly after the horses cross the final post. 

 

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Buy Exclusive Gold Cup Flies

Introducing the exclusive collectors edition, Gold Cup Salmon Flies, the perfect gift or treat. 

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Tickets available for other days at The Festival

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