The Capital of National Hunt Racing
Located in Prestbury Park, Cheltenham Racecourse became the established venue for the National Hunt in 1911 and is best known for hosting the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. As well as many other recognisable Cheltenham Horse Races.
Cheltenham Racecourse is an ideal setting to enjoy high class racing throughout the season. Being a colossal 350-acres, the natural amphitheatre style environment ensures everyone enjoys a racing experience like no other. Whether you’re horse racing fanatic or simply looking for a day out with friends and family, a day at Cheltenham races is always extraordinary, undeniably as 71,000 Cheltenham horse races each year.
Historically, the first organised meeting held at Cheltenham was a flat race in 1815 on Nottingham Hill, with the first races on Cleeve Hill commencing in 1818. Cleeve Hill ran a 3m flat race ran back then which shared the name with the now prestigious Gold Cup. Before long races at Cheltenham soared in popularity, that was until a few town members who saw horse racing as evil burnt the grandstand to the ground! In order to subdue this violent opposition, Cheltenham Racecourse relocated to Prestbury Park in 1831 – it’s current home.
Over the last two centuries the number of spectators that descend upon Cheltenham Racecourse increases by the thousands, with the Cheltenham Festival being the Racecourse’s main event.
Cheltenham Racecourse Hospitality
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The Cheltenham Festival starts with Champion Day, before coming to the culmination of a four-day romp through high-class entertainment and hospitality with Gold Cup Day.
In 2020 we saw the new partnership between Cheltenham Festival and Magners and we already can’t wait to see who will be victorious at the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2022. It will take a lot of skill and ability to stand up alongside the likes of Golden Miller, Best Mate and Arkle.
Impressive horse racing is not the only event to be enjoyed at Cheltenham Racecourse. Home to The Centaur, one of the largest venues in the South West of England. Concerts, conferences and comedy shows have all been enjoyed here, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.
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