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The Cheltenham Festival

Alongside all the entertainment on Day One of The Cheltenham Festival, we are pleased to welcome the following ROR (Retraining of Racehorses) parading before racing: 

  • Cheltenham specialist and three time winner, Annacotty (Side Saddle)
  • The Queen’s Barber Shop
  • The 2011 winner of the Arkle, Captain Chris
  • The 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner Coneygree
  • A true favourite for racegoers, Cue Card   
  • The ex-Paul Nicholls trained Dodging Bullets, Zarkander, and Saphir Du Rheu  
  • Cheltenham favourite, The New One 
  • 2008 Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Master Minded 
  • Welsh Grand National winning, Monbeg Dude  
  • The ex-trained Venetia Williams’s, Miko De Beauchene


Please note, the Parade Ring is in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure. 

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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 Dev

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Plan Your Day

We want your time at The Festival to be as extraordinary as possible. With a little preparation, and by reading our helpful guide you will get the very best out of your day.


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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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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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About the Event

Cheltenham Racecourse presents Four Days of Extraordinary. Join us for the pinnacle Jump racing event of the year, an event with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. 

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The Festival Dress Code

Although there isn't an official dress code for The Festival, smart is preferable and often adopted. We advise you to check the forecast and dress accordingly to make your day with us as extraordinary as possible.

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Buy Official Day One Tickets

Join us on Day One of The Festival™ presented by Magners, formally known as Champion Day. Buy your tickets today for the best price. 

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