CALLING all horse racing fans: ‘The Festival™ Presented by Magners is the pinnacle of the horse racing calendar.
It runs from Tuesday March 10 to Friday March 13 – and you can save yourself some money on tickets.
The first of a season of major horse racing events in the UK, Cheltenham is followed by the The Grand National in April, and Investec Derby in June.
And you can be a part of the atmosphere as The Jockey Club hosts the unmissable jump racing event of the year.
So if you’re looking to be at the heart of the action, don’t miss out on ticket savings, with Sun Vouchers’ The Jockey Club voucher codes.
If you’re still undecided, here’s what you need to know about the event, and why getting your tickets booked early is best.
Cheltenham Festival Day One – Champion Day
Day One has plenty to get excited about. The Home of Jump Racing will come alive for the first feature race of the week, the £450,000 Grade 1 Champion Hurdle.
In 2019 Gavin Cromwell celebrated his first-ever Festival winner with Espoir d’Allen, owned by J P McManus, and ridden by Mark Walsh.
Tickets for the Best Mate enclosure start from £39, with the Club Enclosure the premium option.
Club and Tattersalls racegoers can check out The Jockey Club’s boutique shopping village during down-time, and The Orchard™enclosure.
For 2020 the Club and Tattersalls enclosure is opening up The Park – where a live DJ set from BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw will keep Festival spirits high.
Cheltenham Festival Day Two – Ladies Day
Ladies Day, Wednesday March 11, sees tens of thousands of racegoers adding a splash of colour to The Home of Jump Racing.
Grab your best outfit and fabulous hats, and if you’re looking for an extra-special experience, The Orchard with its Instagram-mable area is in the Club Enclosure.
The feature race of the day is the The Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Last year saw the favourite, Altior, return and win in dramatic style so this year’s event is sure to excite.
Cheltenham Festival Day Three – St Patrick’s Thursday
March 12 delivers an electric atmosphere and sees the Ryanair Chase and Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle take centre stage.
Last year the crowd roared home Frodon in the Grade 1 Chase, under Jockey Club Racecourse Ambassador Bryony Frost as she became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 over fences at The Cheltenham Festival.
Then in The Stayers’ Hurdle, there was a win for trainer Emma Lavelle and owner Andrew Gemmell with the price of Prestbury, Paisley Park.
Throughout the day, there’ll be three live Irish Folk bands: The Lucky 15’s, All Folked Up and Taylor & The Mason’s across all enclosures.
Cheltenham Festival Day Four – Gold Cup Day
Over 70,000 racegoers descend on Day Four as legends are made for Gold Cup Day.
Willie Mullins got his hands on The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup for the first time in 2019, as Al Boum Photo flew up the Cheltenham Hill under Paul Townend.
Greats such as Dawn Run and Best Mate, and modern heroes Kauto Star, Native River and Al Boum Photo are made on Day Four.
Off the track there’s live music, premium brands and hand-picked boutiques in The Shopping Village – not forgetting a selection of bars and restaurants.
And those wanting to upgrade can gain access to The Park in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure.
With a huge four days of racing, The Cheltenham Festival is a big event with a big reputation.
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