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Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 March 2020

The clock is ticking, and the countdown is on for The Festival™ presented by Bulmers. Will you be joining us at Cheltenham Racecourse for the biggest Jump racing of the year?

 

You set the scene for an incredible atmosphere that sees racegoers come together to watch history being made in seven excellent races each day. Don't miss a visit to the Guinness Village in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure where you can enjoy live music between racing from a variety of Irish Folk bands. Expect traditional toe-tapping Irish classics and Irish Jigs.

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The famous rivalry of England v Ireland will be alive as ever. Top Irish trainers such as Willie MullinsHenry de Bromhead and Gordon Elliott will fly your flag and make their way over the Irish sea for four days at the Home of Jump Racing, hungry to take home the crown following a draw in the 2019 Prestbury Cup

 

Will the Bulmers Cheltenham Gold Cup on Day Four be another Irish-trained winner? Can WIllie Mullins win it for the second year in a row from Al Boum Photo? Find out on Friday 13 March.

 

With entries for the feature races of The Cheltenham Festival announced, Irish trainers have set eyes on their intended races across the four days. Are you ready for the craic?

Be a part of the extraordinary created at the Home of Jump Racing as we host the most prestigious and unmissable Jump racing event of the year. The Cheltenham Festival is a bucket list event that captures the world, producing unmissable moments that last lifetime. 

 

The 265,000 strong-crowd comes alive throughout the 28 races across four extraordinary days. The horses will race up the Cheltenham Hill in their bid to become a Festival winner, an achievement that every jockey, owner, and trainer dreams of. 

Tuesday 10 MARCH

Also known as Champion Day

Day One

wednesday 11 MARCH

Also known as Ladies Day

Day Two

thursday 12 MARCH

Also known as St Patrick's Thursday

Day Three

friday 13 MARCH

Also known as Gold Cup Day

Gold Cup Day

Enhance Your Visit To Cheltenham

The Park - New for 2020

Be a part of the extraordinary in The Park, new for 2020, it features entertainment and live music throughout the day, a range of new bars showing live racing and boasting an electric atmosphere and a 90 minute DJ set at 4:30pm.

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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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Live Music

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

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Group Bookings at The Festival

Attend The Cheltenham Festival in groups of 15+ and save! With exclusive group offers and packages available for that memorable day out with your friends and family. 

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Shopping Village

The shopping experience at The Cheltenham Festival offers an ideal shopping opportunity with plenty of shops ready to sell a diverse range of goods with something to suit every taste and budget.

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Guinness Grandstand

At The Festival, the Guinness Village extends the Tattersalls enclosure with extra viewing steps, bars, bands and other entertainment. 

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Tickets for The Festival 2021

The Festival™ presented by Bulmers 2021 will run from Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 March 2021.

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The Festival™ Schedule 

 

Gates open: 10:30

 

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, 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
(feature race)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£450,000

16:10

The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

£120,000

16:50

The Northern Trust Company 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)

3m abt 6f

Chase

£125,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The RSA Insurance Novices' Steeple Chase 

3m abt ½ f

Chase

£175,000

14:50

The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

£100,000

15:30

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

Abt 2m

Chase

£400,000

16:10

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f

Chase

£65,000

16:50

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

2m abt ½f

Hurdle

£80,000

17.30

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)

2m abt ½f

Bumper

£75,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f

Chase

£150,000

14:10

The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)

Abt 3m

Hurdle

£100,000

14:50

The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)

2m abt 5f

Chase

£350,000

15:30

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m

Hurdle

£325,000

16:10

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)

2m abt 5f

Chase

£110,000

16:50

The Festival Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f

Hurdle

£90,000

17:30

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)

3m abt 2f

Chase

£70,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival™ 2020, these are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

£100,000

14:50

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

abt 3m

Hurdle

£125,000

15:30

The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
(feature race)

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

£625,000

16:10

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

3m abt 2½ f

Chase

£45,000

16:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

2m abt ½f

Chase

£110,000

17:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m abt 4½ f

Hurdle

£70,000

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