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Official Festival Trials Day Media Guide

Press Release 20th January 2020 Cheltenham

This media guide contains previous results for all seven races, five of which have Graded status, on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham, dating back to at least 1990 or when they were instituted.

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Underneath each race result is a list of successful horses on the day who went on to win at The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham the same season.

In 2019, Frodon, Paisley Park and Siruh Du Lac all followed up their Festival Trials Day triumphs with success at The Festival, taking the G1 Ryanair Chase, G1 Stayers' Hurdle and G3 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase respectively.

Frodon's success in the G1 Ryanair Chase was particularly notable, with his jockey Bryony Frost becoming the first female rider to win a G1 race over obstacles at The Festival.

There are detailed statistics for the G2 Cotswold Chase, won last year by Frodon, which often provides valuable pointers towards the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, staged this year on Friday, 13 March.

The most successful trainers and jockeys on Festival Trials Day are also highlighted.

Accompanied children, aged under 18, are admitted FREE on Festival Trials Day, when the gates open at 10.30am, while there is also FREE official car parking.

Festival Trials Day will feature live music around the course from The Hipcats in the Club/Tattersalls enclosure. There will also be live music after racing from Lampa in The Centaur for Club/Tatts racegoers.

A variety of hand-picked boutiques will be available in the Shopping Village.

After racing Tattersalls Cheltenham will stage the January Sale. On offer at the January Sale will be a select group of winning and placed point to pointers and Jump horses in the Owners and Trainers marquee after racing on Festival Trials Day. The January Sale will be the first time a Sale has been conducted exclusively in the Tattersalls sponsored Owners and Trainers marquee at Cheltenham and will provide a luxurious environment for buyers to purchase their future winners.


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