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Cheltenham Racecourse

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


Media accreditation for The Festival 2022 is now closed.


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 (excluding The Festival)



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™. RCA Press Metal badges are NOT valid at The Festival™.


Please note, criteria on which accreditation is granted can be found here. Applications close seven days before each racedays. 


For any queries in regards to Press Accreditation for Cheltenham Racecourse then please contact


Accreditation closes seven days before every race meeting (excluding The Festival™)



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.




If you're having issues applying for your accreditation, view our step-by-step guide here. 


If you have any queries with regards to Contractor and Exhibitor accreditation at Cheltenham Racecourse, please contact


Accreditation closes seven days before every race meeting. 


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