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Cheltenham Racecourse

Press accreditation is for those that are covering a raceday at Cheltenham Racecourse for a media outlet.


Contractors and Exhibitor accreditation are for those that are supplying a service to Cheltenham Racecourse on a raceday.


Please check carefully that you are filling out the correct forms. Accreditation closes seven days before every race meeting. 



For those covering a raceday at Cheltenham for a media outlet. Please note that RCA Press Metal Badge Holders are not required to apply for accreditation, EXCEPT for The Festival™ presented by Magners. RCA Press Metal badges are NOT valid at The Festival.


Please note, criteria on which accreditation is granted can be found here


  • Accreditation for the 2019/20 season is now open, please apply here
  • Accreditation for The Festival will open early January 2020


If you have any queries in regards to Press Accreditation for Cheltenham Racecourse then please contact


Accreditation closes seven days before every race meeting. 



Cheltenham Racecourse operates an online Contractor and Exhibitor accreditation. Those wishing to gain such accreditation, for personnel or vehicles, must complete this process at least seven days in advance of a race meeting (excluding The Festival and New Year’s Day) in order to have their application considered.


Please note that the application does not guarantee accreditation. We strongly recommend that you apply for your accreditation online as soon as possible and regret that on the day applications cannot be processed.


Please apply for your accreditation here


Accreditation closes seven days before every race meeting. 


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