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The Festival™ presented by Magners

Friday 13 March 2020



Gold Cup Day at The Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of Jump racing. 

The Friday finale of The Festival™ presented by Magners promises an experience like no other for sport fans, and those seeking a bucket list event. As the gates open on Day Four of The Cheltenham Festival, racegoers prepare to be a part of history being made.
Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


Buy your official Gold Cup Day tickets at the best price before 31st January at 10:59am. 

  • In advance from £59
  • Groups in advance from £57
  • On the day from £70

Please note, tickets are selling fast. 

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From £57

Panoramic Restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse


From restaurants in the heart of the course to boxes overlooking the Winning Post, there are a number of world class hospitality packages available. 

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From £360

The Jump racing calendar is focussed around these four days of racing at Cheltenham Racecourse, especially the one race that trumps them all – the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup


Legends are created on Gold Cup Day with another seven extraordinary races, and 2019 was no different. Willie Mullins finally got his hands on The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup for the first time as Al Boum Photo flew up the Cheltenham Hill under Paul Townend for the Irish team.


Every racegoer who enters through the gates is eager to discover what is to come, knowing they are at Cheltenham to see the creation of a legend. From the greats such as Dawn Run and Best Mate, to modern-day heroes like Kauto Star, Native River and 2019 winner Al Boum Photo. The Friday of The Cheltenham Festival is one not to be missed!

Gates Open


First Race


Last Race


Make the most of your day

The Park - New for 2020

Featuring live music throughout the day, a range of new bars boasting an electric atmosphere finished with a 90 minute DJ set from Capital Radio's Marvin Humes. 

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Eight Reasons To Visit The Festival

Whether you're a lover of horseracing or simply looking for a day out with friends and family, come and join us at the greatest racecourse in the world, and here's why we think you should... 

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Attending in a Group of 15+?

Gather your friends and family together and book in groups of 15+, with exclusive group offers and packages available for that memorable day at The Cheltenham Festival.

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The Orchard™

Available to those in the Club Enclosure, The Orchard™ offers a fun, unique area from which to enjoy the racing - a first in British horseracing. Giving Festival racegoers an additional, premium experience alongside their day.

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The Festival Lounge

Enjoy your day from The Festival Lounge, and additional admission to our most premier enclosure Club. Admission includes, complimentary tea and coffee, live racing on TV, your base for the day and more.  

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Live Music

Find out about all the bands performing at The Festival across all four days, in every enclosure. 

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Food and Drink

Explore your food and drink options across all three enclosures, including the Moët bar in the Club enclosure. 

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Directions and Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Purchase your car parking pass in advance, make sure you know the buses to get from Cheltenham Spa station, and more. 

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Festival Races

We are home to 28 races across four days, with prize money of over £4.5million. Do you want to know more about the feature races of each day at The Festival?

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Day Four - 13 March 2020


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


Start Times




Prize Money


The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m 139y




The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m 179y




The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m 7f 213y




The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
(feature race)

3m 2f 70y




The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

3m 2f 70y




Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

2m 62y




Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f 56y



Buy Official Gold Cup Day Tickets

Join us on Day Four of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Buy your tickets today for the best price. 

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Showcase Your Brand

We are pleased to host an exciting addition to the Club Enclosure: The Orchard™.


Heighten the profile of your brand alongside brands such as Bentley, Boodles and Nyetimber whilst enjoying four extraordinary days of racing.


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