If you are attending the Cheltenham Festival this year there is so much to think of, from race times to fashion. Luckily enough we’ve managed to gather all the information you need in one place so all you need to worry about is which horse and Jockey pairing will win!
THE GREEN ROOM
Considered by many to be one of the most exciting events of the horse racing calendar, The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse does not disappoint. It is an ideal corporate event for entertaining VIP guests.
Located on the top floor of the parade ring viewing boxes offering amazing views of the Parade Ring, The Green Room is Cheltenham’s premier hospitality facility. The Green Room provides a truly high end offering for guests of the Cheltenham Festival that immerses you in a hugely interactive celebrity experience.
Whether you attend Gold Cup Day, Ladies Day, St Patricks Thursday or Champions Day in The Green Room you are guaranteed to experience a day that you and your guests will always remember. Mark Durden-Smith comperes the day and conducts interviews with some of the most famous jockeys and trainers in the sport! Join Cheltenham Festival ambassador Sir AP McCoy and special guest Sam Twiston-Davies for a week of unmissable sporting banter.
Want to know more? We have full details on The Green Room here.
Unlike Royal Ascot, The Festival at Cheltenham has a more relaxed atmosphere so there is no need to stress over what to wear. Due to the time of the month, there are still some wintery conditions which means there is the possibility of rain and strong winds throughout the week. Not only that but the majority of the venue is grass, so please bare this in mind when choosing footwear!
Traditionally for The Cheltenham Festival, guests will embrace tartan and tweed paired with some boots and eye-catching headwear. Men they are promoted to wear something formal, a suit or similar is advised as guests are known to dress to impress!
Need more help on what to wear to the Cheltenham Festival? Editor of British luxury publication The Sloaney, Laura Toogood, shares her advice in this Hospitality Finder blog!
If you are heading down to The Festival on any of the fours days, it’s good to plan ahead by taking a look at which races are happening and when:
Gold Cup Day
|13:30||Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle|
|14:10||Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase|
|14:50||Ultima Handicap Chase|
|15:30||UniBet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy|
|16:10||OLBG Mares’ Hurdle|
|16:50||National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase)|
|17:30||Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase|
|13:30||Ballymore Novices' Hurdle|
|14:50||Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)|
|15:30||Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase|
|16:10||Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase|
|16:50||Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle|
|17:30||Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)|
St. Patricks Day
|13:30||JLT Novices’ Chase|
|14:10||Pertemps Network Final|
|15:30||Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle|
|16:10||Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate|
|16:50||Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle|
|17:30||Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase|
|13:30||JCB Triumph Hurdle|
|14:10||Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle|
|14:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle|
|15:30||Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase|
|16:10||St. James’s Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup|
|16:50||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle|
|17:30||Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase|
DID YOU KNOW?
- Over the four days of The Festival, there are over 3,000 catering staff.
- During the week 250,000 people attend the Cheltenham Festival – that’s an average attendance of 62,000 guests a day!
- 105,000 People use Cheltenham Spa train station over the four days of racing.
- The distance, in feet, run during the National Hunt Chase, The Festival’s longest race is 21,120.
- Apart from the periods of the World Wars, 2001 was the only year The Festival didn't go ahead due to foot and mouth disease.
- There are 22 fences jumped during the Cheltenham Gold Cup day.
- On average £150 Million is bet on each day of the festival.
- The most wins by a jockey is held by Rugby Walsh who managed to win 7 in a single year.