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Thursday 12 March 2020



Are you ready for the craic on Day Three, formally known as St Patrick's Day, at The Cheltenham Festival?


Thursday 12 March will be full of the Irish flair, as the Ryanair Chase and Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle take centre stage. The Irish set the scene for an extraordinary atmosphere that sees racegoers come together to watch history being made in seven excellent races. 


Don't miss a visit to the famous Guinness Village in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure where you can enjoy live music between racing from Irish Folk bands The Lucky 15's, All Folked Up and Taylor & The Mason's as we celebrate with our friends from the Emerald Isle. Expect traditional Irish classics, Irish Jigs, and toe-tapping classics. Click here for the full music line-up. 


For Club and Tattersalls racegoers, don't miss a visit to our exclusive, hand-picked boutique shopping village, followed by a trip to The Orchard™ offering Club racegoers a premium and unique experience, filled with a variety of luxury brands. 


Why not upgrade your ticket to gain access to The Park in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure? The Park is new for 2020, and includes a live DJ set from I'm a Celeb finalist Roman Kemp

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


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

  • In advance from £39
  • Groups in advance from £37
  • On the day from £50
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From £37

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 £420

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 Roman Kemp. 

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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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Group Bookings at The Festival

Attend The Cheltenham Festival in groups of 15+ and save! 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 2020. 

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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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2020 Fashion Ambassador - Frankie Herbert 

Top UK model Frankie is our official 2020 fashion ambassador for The Cheltenham Festival 2020. Frankie put together her favourite racedays styles, click here to get inspiration for your raceday outfit. 




Day Three - 12 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 Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

2m abt 4f




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

Abt 3m




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

2m abt 5f




The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

abt 3m




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

2m abt 5f




The National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

2m 1f




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

3m abt 2f



The racing on Day Three last year will be remembered for years to come as one of the greatest Festival days. The atmosphere was electric as the strong crowd roared home Frodon under Jockey Club Racecourse Ambassador, Bryony Frost in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase. Bryony became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 over fences at The Festival.


The emotions didn’t stop there however, as Paisley Park justified favouritism in The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle to win for trainer Emma Lavelle and owner Andrew Gemmell.


Tattersalls Cheltenham will be in the Parade Ring after racing on Day Three of The Festival. 

Buy Official Day Three Tickets

Join us on Day Three 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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