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Day Three

Thursday 12 March 2020

PART OF ENGLAND, FOREVER IRELAND

 

Are you ready for the craic on Day Three: St Patrick's Thursday at The Festival?

 

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Bryony Frost returned to a huge reception after making Cheltenham Festival history as the first female rider ever to win a top-level race at the meeting on her great pal Frodon in what looked the hottest G1 Ryanair Chase in years.

 
Cheltenham specialist Frodon forced the pace from the start but looked in trouble when headed by Aso two out. However, the pair found extra reserves from somewhere and forced their way ahead again on the run-in, winning by a length and a quarter.
 
St Patrick's Thursday came to 67,821, a new record figure since The Festival became a four-day extravaganza in 2005.
 
The attendance was up 1,439 on the same day in 2018, which saw 66,382 stream through the gates.

The Festival 2020 Hospitality Enquiry

Are you interested in Hospitality at The Festival™ presented by Magners 2020?

 

From restaurants in the heart of Cheltenham Racecourse, to boxes overlooking the finish line, there are a number of hospitality options available. Enjoy exhilarating racing with a base for the day, award-winning dishes using local seasonal produce and service of the highest standard.

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Did you miss The Core?

If you missed any of the action both on and off the track across The Festival™, Presented by Magners 2019 then take a look at ‘The Core’ our daily feature highlights programme.

 

Join Lee McKenzie, Mattie Batchelor and special guests and catch up with everything from the racing to behind-the-scenes across the four days of extraordinary.

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Only Buy Official Tickets

We kindly ask you do not buy tickets from touts and you only purchase official tickets from the Racecourse, either at our ticket sales points or via our website.

 

Official tickets for The Festival 2020 will be on sale on Monday 25 March 2019.

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Event Schedule

 

GATES OPEN 10:30am

 

RACE SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The JLT 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)

2m abt 5f

Chase

£350,000

15:30

The Sun Racing 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 National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls 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

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