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Join our presenters Aly Vance and Martin Kelly in the Parade ring as we go behind the scenes and discover the stories and personalities behind racing with special Q&A sessions. They will also be on hand to guide you through the day’s card with our raceday preview show featuring special guests and punters panel on Friday at 12:45 & Saturday at 12:30.


We look forward to our conversations with...

  • Farrier, David Hall at 11:45 on Friday & Saturday
  • Vet, Liam Kearns at 12:00 on Friday & Saturday
  • Leading bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersalls, Shirley Jolag at 14.25 Friday and 14.35 Saturday
  • Retraining of Racehorses, Vicky Vine at 11:50 on Friday



Head to the area under the crescent walkway outside Quevegas as we showcase the sport of racing.

Don't miss out on seeing the prestigious Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup trophy…



  • 11:45 – 12:45
  • 15:30 – 16:30



  • 11:30 – 12:25
  • 14.00 - 15.00


Look out for a special book signing session on Saturday with Nicky Henderson. Nicky Henderson: My Life in 12 Horses Book by Kate Johnson will be available for purchase at the racecourse.


Check out the famous Cheltenham hurdle and fences up close and personal with a guide to the obstacles. Join on our ground staff on Saturday at 12.15 as they talk through the building of fences at the Home of Jumps.


The Racecourse Ownership Day series is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse for The Showcase Meeting on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October!  


As well as enjoying an afternoon of top-quality Jumps racing, the weekend will give racegoers both seasoned and newcomers to the sport, a fascinating insight into what it is like to be an owner of an equine star. 



  • Hot To Trot Racing
  • Old Gold Racing
  • Kim Bailey Racing
  • Foxtrot Racing
  • Cheltenham & SW Racing Club
  • Martin Keighley Racing Club
  • Raceshare
  • Racing For Fun Partnership
  • National Hunt Racing Club





Syndicates and Racing Clubs will be in the Hall of Fame ready to chat with you about the avenues into racehorse ownership, with a range of share options from £18 to £3,820. There will also be competitions on the day, with chances to win some amazing prizes! Syndicates and Clubs confirmed to attend include Hot To Trot Racing, Old Gold Racing, Foxtrot Racing and Kim Bailey Racing. 
Before racing begins on Saturday at 12:15, a parade of horses in training with shares available will take place in the Parade Ring. Racegoers will have the opportunity to buy shares on the day or simply learn about the process of purchasing shares in a racehorse and what to look for in a young horse.  
Ownership Ambassador, Frankie Foster will lead a series of educational talks throughout the day, interviewing syndicate managers, trainers and racing personalities, sharing their knowledge and experience of shared ownership. 
Your ownership journey could start sooner than you think! 

Get your dancing shoes on

As well as the exhilarating racing action, there is plenty of entertainment across the weekend.


Enjoy live music throughout the raceday in Quevega and See you Then Terrace. On Friday we will be joined by Tommy Lewis, Joe Wheldon & the Hipcats. Saturday sees our first after racing performance by The Wickermen at 5:00pm after a packed music schedule around the site from Esther Turner, Joe Wheldon & the Hipcats.

See a future Champion

Trainers on both sides of the Irish sea, will be excitedly plotting their routes to those extraordinary four days racing in March and a lot of them will start their journey at The Showcase Meeting. There are 14 exciting races to look forward to over the weekend.


Last year we saw Dad’s Lad record Willie Mullins first of many Cheltenham victories of the season, under Brian Hayes. We also saw the Gordon Elliott trained Pied Piper win the Masterson Holdings Hurdle, who went on to finish a very close second, in the McCoy Contractors County Hurdle to the Dan Skelton trained Faivoir at Cheltenham Festival.

New walk-in mandarin restaurant opens its doors

Racegoers now have a new dining option to experience with the opening of The Mandarin. A first for Cheltenham Racecourse in that it is a walk-in restaurant with no reservations required (except at The Festival in March), The Mandarin offers a cosy Cotswold pub feel.


Racegoers will be able to simply walk in and request a table and tuck into delicious pub favourites such as The ‘Bookies’ favourite starter Traditional Scotch Eggs and the Local Burger. Tables are available for 2-8 people and will be allocated on a first come first basis. Priced at £65 pp for 2 courses and £85 for 3 courses, with children’s meals offered at half price, it’s the perfect destination for those looking to make their raceday experience a little more special. The Mandarin is well situated on the ground floor of the main grandstand and is situated in close proximity to the Parade Ring.


Find out more

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Where to watch

Whether you would like to hustle and bustle of the Best Mate enclosure, or you want to get up close to the action and mark your card, watching the horses in the parade ring before they go out to do battle on the track in the Club and Tatts Enclosure, there is options for everyone. If you are looking for a real treat or you're celebrating a special occasion, you and your friends or family could avail of one of the many fabulous hospitality offerings at Cheltenham Racecourse, then you really will be in the best seat in the house to experience the action!

What to wear

Cheltenham Racecourse is for everyone to enjoy, so make the most of the relaxed dress code and wrap up warm in your wonderful winter pieces. Gorgeous boots, a good pair of jeans, a blazer or coat with a scarf and fedora is perfect for the ladies and for the men, jeans and a warm sports jacket with a scarf and of course tweed is always a winner for both ladies and gents to wear whilst enjoy an amazing day at the Home of Jump Racing.

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