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.
- Live Entertainment - music performances from our bands
- Shopping Village with over 70 stands
- Food and Drink available from all enclosures
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.
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.
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.
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
Make your visit to The Festival 2019 extra special with our Hospitality packages and enjoy world-class cuisine.
Available to buy online today.