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Make the most of The November Meeting

The November Meeting at Cheltenham is one of the highlights of the Jump racing calendar, the crowds are out in force, soaking up the electric atmosphere around the course and the exhilarating action on the track. Whether you are a National Hunt enthusiast, or you're coming racing for the first time, The November Meeting is the place to be.

Exhilarating Racing, the Cross-Country Spectacle and Festival Clues!

Proceedings start in style on Friday with Countryside Day, where racegoers are treated to the spectacle of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, watch the packed field travel the undulations, twists, and turns of the Cross-Country course. Could this year produce another Cross-Country hero following in the footsteps of Cross-Country king Enda Bolger’s Spot Thedifference or the mighty Tiger Roll?


The fast-paced weekend of exhilarating racing action will create an abundance of questions, as excitement builds for the National Hunt season. Will the winner of the Ballymore Novice Hurdle follow up at The Festival? Can the winner of the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, be crowned champion in next year’s Unibet Champion Hurdle? What road will the winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup take? Do the Irish have as strong a hand this year, as they have had in previous years? The November Meeting is where hopes and dreams are made for the season ahead.


Fabulous Fashion and The Shopping Village at The November Meeting

Fashion at Cheltenham Racecourse is for everyone, whatever your style. For some it is long coats, gorgeous boots, and a fedora and for others it is a little more elegant with beautiful winter coats, heels, and a head piece. Whatever your style, make sure you are warm and comfortable, to enjoy a fabulous day at the races. For the gents it is all about a smart jacket, with jeans and don’t forget your scarf and hat, but if you do, don’t worry there are plenty of bars to warm up in.


If you fancy something new to wear over the weekend, then a visit to The Shopping Village is a must! There is an amazing range of gorgeous shops and brands, and it is also the perfect time for a spot of Christmas Shopping!


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Entertainment off the Track

Whether you are an avid horseracing fan or are a family, experiencing Cheltenham Racecourse for the first time, make the most of the action on and off the track.

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On Friday we celebrate the wonderful British Countryside, with beagles and a gun dog show from 11:00 before we have a Parade of Champions at 12:15 in the Parade Ring as we're joined by Countryside Alliance will join us to raise funds for the British Equestrian Team: Mission Paris.


Joe Wheldon will be welcoming guests as Tommy Lewis, The Hipcats and The Lucky 15’s will be entertaining the crowds with their music in between races. 


To close what promises to be a cracking day, Rickie and Melvin will be DJ’ing in The Centaur after the last race. So don’t rush off, hang around to enjoy the Radio 1 DJ duo tunes.


Friday also plays host to the Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale – a live auction after racing. If you have never been to a horse auction, this is a must see event. The atmosphere is tense, yet electric as you see the National Hunt powerhouses from both sides of the Irish sea battle it out, often spending 100’s of thousands to secure the next champion. This really is an opportunity, to get behind the scenes and see a new side of horseracing.



The Saturday of The November meeting, is the closest you will get to a day at Cheltenham Festival, really whetting the appetite for those four extraordinary days in March. With the Paddy Power Gold Cup set to be an electric race, will one of this year's Festival winners be back at the Home of Jumps for another victory?


The legendary Bristol De Mai leads a stellar lineup of Champions returning to the Home of Jump Racing for the RoR parade at 11:50am - 12.00pm.


Esther Turner will be welcoming racegoers as Tommy Lewis, The Hipcats, The Lucky 15's and Got2Sing Choir will be entertaining racegoers throughout the day.


After racing local legends, The Chip Shop Boys will perform in The Centaur, so get your dancing shoes on!


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Sunday is all about family fun and entertainment and it is amazing value for a family day out with free entry for Under 18’s. There is so much for young racegoers to enjoy from appearances from Hey Duggee, Tweedy the Clown, face painting, Sam’s Funky Fun, and lots more.


Don't miss extra family entertainment on the track with a Shetland Pony race at 12:10 and a Mascot race raising money for Sue Ryder in between Race 1 and 2.




Joe Wheldon will be welcoming guests and The Lucky 15’s will be with us on Sunday as well, entertaining racegoers with their music in between races, alongside Tommy Lewis and The Hipcats.

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