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Cheltenham Racecourse

Friday 15th November 2019

day one of the November meeting

countryside day


Friday 15th NOVEMBER 2019

The November Meeting commences on Friday with Countryside Day, featuring incredible racing and a host of countryside entertainment.  


Countryside Day sees the return of the popular Shopping Village – the perfect place to pick up Christmas gifts or a new look for The Festival™ presented by Magners in March.


We will be raising money for the Countryside Alliance and Racing Welfare.


This year’s raceday looks set to be as exciting as ever with a number of different countryside themed events taking place before and during racing, including:

  • Online silent auction raising money for Team GB Equestrian to go to The Olympic 2020 in Tokyo. Get bidding for your chance to win a day at the races with ITV Racing's Alice Fox-Pitt or a dinner hosted by Team GBR. Click here for details and more prizes.

  • GB's biggest Olympics Equine stars will parade, including:

    • Double Olympic Gold-Winning horses Big Star and Valegro 

    • The Rio Olympics star and Badminton Winner, Chilli Morning

  • Local Hunts parading

More activities and timings will be announced in due course

Countryside Day 2018 hosted a six racecard, featuring the Glenfarclas Cross Country race won in fine style by Cheltenham favourite Josies Orders. The JP McManus owned-horse is a four-time winner over the cross country fences here at Cheltenham, and did not disappoint in the first cross country race of the season.


Bun Doran got his season off to a winning start for local trainer Tom George and jockey Paddy Brennan in the BetVictor Handicap Chase.

Cheltenham Racecourse During The Festival 2018


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Sponsors and race names are correct as of July 2019. These are subject to change.

Start Times




The Markel Insurance Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase (0-140) (Class 3)

3m abt 1f



The Swanee River Supports Countryside Alliance Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race (0-125) (Class 3)

2m abt 1/2f



The BetVictor Handicap Chase (0-145) (Class 2)

Abt 2m



The Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)
2m abt 4 1/2f



The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

3m 6f



The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

2m abt 5f


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As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.


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Lee Humphreys, a surgeon at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, has been looking after jockeys on racedays for over a decade. Over the course of last season, he undertook a project to capture images of those who work at Cheltenham Racecourse, both permanent and raceday staff.  The stunning images have been collated into an exhibition for racegoers to enjoy.


Lee's photography exhibition will be hosted on all three days of The November Meeting, with donations towards Racing Welfare, who support those who work in the racing industry. 


The exhibition will be held in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure, don't miss out on seeing his outstanding work. 

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