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10 - 13 March 2020

four days of extraordinary jump racing

 

Prestbury Park comes alive for the infamous and world-renowned four days of Jump racing, The Festival™ presented by Magners.

 

This exceptional arena of sport produces fairytale after fairytale, year after year and sports fans from across the globe gather to attend this bucket list event in the heart of the Cotswolds.

 

On Gold Cup Day in 2019, 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.

the festival schedule 

 

GATES OPEN: 10:30

 

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival 2019, 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 Mares’ Hurdle Race

2m abt 4f

Hurdle

£120,000

16:50

The Close Brothers 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)

Abt 4m

Chase

£125,000

Sponsors, prize money, and race distances are correct as of The Festival 2019, 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 2019, 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 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

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

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

Prize Money

13:30

The JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m 139y

Hurdle

£125,000

14:10

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race

2m 179y

Hurdle

£100,000

14:50

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

2m 7f 213y

Hurdle

£125,000

15:30

The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
(feature race)

3m 2f 70y

Chase

£625,000

16:10

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

3m 2f 70y

Chase

£45,000

16:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

2m 62y

Chase

£111,000

17:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f 56y

Hurdle

£70,000

Plan Your Day

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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Cheltenham Festival Highlights

We look back at our 2019 highlights from each day of The Festival. Four days of extraordinary racing, as the heroes of the season fight it out for the ultimate glory. 

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Race Results

View the placed results from each race at The Festival at 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

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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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Racing Replays

Race replays are available shortly after the horses cross the final post. 

 

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When and What Time?

Everything you need to know in prepartation for your visit to Cheltenham Racecourse including timings, facts and directions.

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Best Price Cheltenham Festival Tickets

Buy your official tickets for The Festival™ presented by Magners 2020 at the best price before 31st January at 10:59am and save up to £15 off the on-the-day price. 

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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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