Cheltenham Racecourse Hospitality & News

Cheltenham Races: International Meeting Review

The Cheltenham International Meeting once again returned to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse last weekend for two days of unrivalled horse racing action. This event is a key highlight within the National Hunt Season and perfectly contributes to the highly anticipated build up of the great Cheltenham Festival. As the last meeting of the year and Christmas just around the corner there’s plenty to savour from this prestigious race day. At the weekend we witnessed world class racing from first class jockeys, runners and respected trainers. Those in attendance included horses from both the Bryony Frost and Nicky Henderson camp.

The festivities could be felt all over Cheltenham Racecourse as the build up to the big day continues. On both days of the event plenty of racing was enjoyed. The final race of the Crystal Cup took place on the Friday which saw the conclusion of the European race series. Other highlights from the action packed racing weekend include the Caviar Gold Cup also dubbed as December’s Gold Cup and the International Hurdle. Saturday’s feature race: The Unibet International Hurdle is one of seven key races on the road to The Festival. Highly anticipated by many racing enthusiasts the race offers us key insights into who to look out for ahead of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival in 2019.

Unibet International Hurdle

The Unibet International Hurdle is a Grade 2 race ran on the Saturday of the International meeting at Cheltenham. The penultimate hurdle race is a highlight of the entire meeting as horses compete over the 2m 179 yards long race track to be victorious. Originally referred to as the Cheltenham Trial Hurdle, the event has been established since 1963. Following many adjustments over the years the race was originally sponsored in 2010 by Stan James which later lead to the parent company Unibet taking ownership.

The wins from the International Hurdle are always exciting, providing insight for what else is to come from the season and who to watch. There have been many successful wins over the years, including those of leading trainer Nicky Henderson. The British racehorse trainer has trained 5 of the winning horses from this race over the years. Including the win we saw at the weekend. Henderson added to his record with another win from horse Brain Power making this a consecutive win for the prestigious trainer.

At the weekend we saw a strong 8 horse line-up for the International Hurdle, those horses included:
• Brain Power
• Silver Streak
• Western Ryder
• We Have A Dream
• Vision Des Flos
• Old Guard
• Summerville Boy
• The New One


Brain Power Wins The 2018 Unibet International Hurdle

There’s no doubt that Irish bred racehorse Brain Power had luck on his side in last weekend’s major race. At odds of 7-1 the horse managed to beat the 7 finishing horses by a rewarding length and three quarters. The horse’s owner had recently made the decision to move the horse back from fences which subsequently paid off in Saturday’s racing schedule.

Much of the attention going into the race surrounded three time champion The New One. Emotions were high amongst the connections of the horse and the supportive racegoers. Despite a positive start to the race the ten year old horse was pulled up before the final hurdle in his last race before retirement. Connections to the horse spoke how disappointed they were and how they felt the horse “didn’t have it in him any more”.

Brain Power however is set for further success following the impressive win at Cheltenham. The victory set the horse up nicely for The Festival in 2019. Odds were slashed from 50/1 to 25/1 for The Champion Hurdle. The odds could now make Brain Power an each way contender at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival next year. Despite contenders pulling out strong performances during the race, Brain Power managed to quicken and tackle the final bend with conviction.

The seven year old faced a difficult racing career over fences, hence the decision to move. Previous meetings had not proven as successful for the horse. In March we saw Brain Power finish second in the Arkle Trophy however fell in a final Aintree outing. This season we also saw the horse beaten in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham. Which all further highlights the reasoning behind Michael Buckley’s move.


Bryony Frost Wins The Caviar Gold Cup

Elsewhere at Cheltenham The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup race also took place on Saturday. The Grade 3 handicap steeplechase is a true test for any horse with over 2m 4f of racetrack to cover. Champion jockey Bryony Frost further added to her growing reputation with a Caviar Gold Cup win at the weekend. Teamed up with Frodon the pair put on an enviable performance which could only take them to the top spot.

Despite strong competition from the French horse Cepage, Frodon managed to keep him at bay with a length and a quarter defeat. Although the runner was carrying a top weight of 11st and 12lb’s at the race the pair managed to finish victorious. Arguably one of the best weight carrying performances of the entire season Frost really did put on a performance many should envy.

Frost always speaks enthusiastically following races and this weekend was no different. She spoke highly of Frodon stating he is a “brave horse and complete warrior”. It will be exciting to see what else Bryony Frost has in store for us throughout the remainder of the racing season.

Cheltenham Races: What’s Up Next?

Fear not, there’s still plenty to be enjoyed at Cheltenham Racecourse as the season continues right up until spring 2019. The next event to look forward to is Cheltenham New Year’s Day Meeting which is the perfect start for 2019. The festive spirit can still be felt as racing enthusiasts celebrate New Years Day in style with unrivalled hospitality and first-class horse racing. Following that meeting we are one step closer to the popular event of the season. Cheltenham Festival Trials Day is a highlight of the racing calendar that is certain to get everyone geared up for The Festival.

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Cheltenham Festival 2019

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Cheltenham Winners: Most Iconic Moments

Cheltenham Festival is regarded as the world’s most popular national hunt racing event. The four day meeting in March is said to attract around 230,000 racegoers year on year. From novice to avid race goer thousands flock to Prestbury Park in hope of seeing some Cheltenham magic in action.

The highlight of the meeting is undoubtedly Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, the biggest day of the entire season. The Gold Cup race is the one everyone looks forward to. Over the years we have seen many extraordinary wins and devastating losses at Cheltenham.

Since its early beginning in 1860 Cheltenham Festival has gone on to be a staple event in the horse racing world, creating once in a lifetime memories for all to enjoy. Ahead of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, we have compiled the Most Iconic Moments at Cheltenham Racecourse that celebrate the wins of some great champions.

Arkle Wins 1964 Dual

In 1964 many were lucky to witness one of the greatest races ever between Great Britain’s best runners; Arkle and Mill House. The defending champion Mill House had met his match with Arkle in 1964’s racing season.

With a five length finish, Arkle dominated the race beating the favourite and previous winner at odds of 7/4. This was the year where the great Irish winner really made a name for himself, with many referencing to a “star being born”.

Following that iconic win, Arkle went on to have a truly impressive racing career. Arkle started as the favourite to win for every other race that followed. He will long be remembered as an iconic horse with three Gold Cup wins, a King George and Irish Grand National victory.

Five Winning Horses for Michael Dickinson

1983 saw arguably one of the most iconic moments in Cheltenham Festival history. Trainer Michael Dickinson was the first and only trainer to have five of his horses finish in the top five. At only 33 years old the trainer achieved the unimaginable. The Dickinson camp truly came out on top from this race.

The whole racecourse was stunned by such an achievement. The winning horse from the “famous five” was Bregawn. Since the victory, the Dickinson team spoke of how the race was hard on the winning horse and would now be considered as excessive use of the whip. They stated that at the time there was only one Gold Cup and they wanted the win.

Dickinson’s triumph is unlikely to ever be reciprocated.

A Double Win For Dawn Run

Best known for her successes at Cheltenham, Dawn Run is regarded as the most successful race mare in National Hunt Racing history. The first win came in 1984 where she won the Champion Hurdle and the second in the 1986 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Her achievements are long remembered within the horse racing circuit, due to the history she made. She still stands as the only racehorse to win both the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. She was the second mare in history to win the Champion Hurdle and at the time one of only four who had previously won the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Her impressive racing ability and skill will long be remembered. She was a popular horse that saw a cheer like no other as she returned to the winner’s enclosure following her second win.

Dessie Wins The 1989 Gold Cup

One of the nation’s most popular runners formerly named as Desert Orchid ran to victory in the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup Race. The grey horse managed to secure a successful victory despite the testing racing conditions. With torrential rain hammering down on the Cheltenham Racecourse his trainers considered pulling him out of the race.

Dessie had a successful racing career, particularly at Kempton. With the horse more familiar with 2m chase races the Gold Cup Race seemed somewhat of a stretch for the horse. However, this didn’t stop him from winning.

With the nation behind him and the crowd cheering him on the great horse was only more determined to win. In an exciting finish with Yahoo, the people’s favourite Dessie gave the whole crowd what they wanted, a Cheltenham win.

The Victorious Underdog

Norton Coin is best known for his triumphant and unbelievable 1990 Cheltenham Gold Cup win. The racehorse shot to victory at odds of 100/1 ridden by jockey McCourt. The horse ran a steady race throughout remaining closely behind the main contenders for the majority of the time. Coming up to the final stretch Ten Of spades fell which put Norton Coin in a close third. The previous champion Dessie began to tire and at the final fence it was race between Norton Coin and Toby Tobias.

Norton Coin led to victory winning by three quarters of a length. Finishing with a time of 6 minutes and 30.9 seconds he broke records. What a great triumph for the outsider which further highlights the magic that can happen at Cheltenham.

They are just five of the most iconic moments from Cheltenham Festival. All of which celebrate world class racing and impressive talent. This is just a small look into all the great that can happen at Cheltenham. The event is steeped in history, achievement, and success all of which contribute to the popularisation of the race. Cheltenham Festival will long be remembered for showcasing some of the world’s greatest horses, trainers and jockeys and putting them on a platform for the whole world to see.

Cheltenham Festival 2019

We are lucky to be able to still witness first class racing at Cheltenham Racecourse with the year on year Festival. In 2018 we saw Native River take the crown in the 90th Annual Running of the Gold Cup race. What can we expect from the 2019 meeting?

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Our packages run throughout The Festival with exclusive facilities available for Champions Day, Ladies Day, Cheltenham St Patricks Day and Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. Our exclusive hospitality will see you and your guests treated like VIP’s in a wide range of facilities including: The Venue, Silks, Long Run Restaurant and Private Boxes.

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Cheltenham Races: Everything you need to know about the 2018/19 season

Discover more about all the Cheltenham Races at Prestbury Park

You can enjoy impressive jump racing action throughout the National Hunt Season at Cheltenham Racecourse in Prestbury Park. Whether a racing enthusiast, complete novice or simply going with friends any occasion at Cheltenham is sure to be a good one. The horse racing season is always a highlight of the sporting calendar with many highly anticipated Cheltenham races. With so much going on throughout the season it can be difficult to decide on which races to attend. We are here to help. Let’s delve into a season of racing and discover which Cheltenham race is for you.

Cheltenham Showcase Meeting

The opening meeting of the Cheltenham Races typically begins on the last Friday of October. The Showcase Meeting lasts for two days and certainly delivers on what many horse racing enthusiasts have been anticipating. The first fixture of the season will see leading jockeys, horses and trainers once again return to the home of racing. This is the first chance that those less familiar with the Prestbury Park course will be able to inspect the course and try their hand at battling the twists and turns. The highly anticipated opener is often enjoyed mostly by racing enthusiasts as oppose to novices and celebrity guests.

Both the Friday and Saturday guarantee to provide guests with a day full of exciting racing. With both days hosting a total of seven races each, there really is plenty to look forward to at the Showcase Meeting. This is the first opportunity for punters, avid racegoers, trainers and jockeys alike to suss out the competition and begin to anticipate who to watch that season. Popular races from the weekend include The Maiden Hurdle, The Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase, The Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier) and the Novices’ Chase.

Are you a racing enthusiast that wants to see all the seasons front-runners first in action? If so then the Cheltenham Showcase Meeting is definitely for you. Prepare for the 2019 event and get booked in for a VIP hospitality experience. Treat your work colleagues, clients or friends to an unforgettable racing experience in your very own private box. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a race day at Cheltenham in style?

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Cheltenham November Meeting 

The Cheltenham November Meeting is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated racing events to be hosted at Cheltenham Racecourse. The three day spectacular is the perfect way to enjoy some of the finest racing at the iconic race track. From the November meeting, you can expect to see Novice racing, Grade Two races and Handicap Hurdles.  The action is exhilarating and exciting so it is no surprise as to why the event attracts huge popularity year on year. Popular races from the weekend include the BetVictor Gold Cup, The Greatwood Hurdle and The Shloer Chase. 2018 winners included: Baron Alco and Brian Ellison’s Nietzsche.

The Cheltenham November Meeting once again provides the opportunity to spot early front-runners from the line-up ahead of the pinnacle Cheltenham Festival meeting in March. Historically the November Meeting was originally named the Cheltenham Open. However, this name sparked confusion within the sporting world. Many believed that it was unwise to have two major sporting events referred to with the title The Open (the other event being golf) in. Following this, the Jockey Club and R&A met to discuss the names of the event and ultimately decided that it would be best to change the name of the race at Cheltenham.

If you are someone that wants to get in on all the horse racing action from early and experience the magic of a day at the Cheltenham Races then the November Meeting is for you. Treat your guests and clients to an unrivalled experience in 2019 with VIP hospitality like no other. Experience all the thrills and action from the Cheltenham November Meeting in true style.

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Cheltenham International Meeting 

One of the major highlights of the National Hunt Season has to be the Cheltenham International Meeting. The racing weekend plays a crucial part in the popular term “The Road To Cheltenham”. A key race from the weekend; The International Hurdle is one of seven races that are highly popularised and integral to the build up of the prestigious Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. The event is always hosted mid December a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. The festive cheer can be felt throughout the course, with decorations and mulled wine aplenty.

Highlighted races from the weekend include Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (December Gold Cup) and The International Hurdle. The second day of the meeting attracts competitors from as far as Europe who are all hoping to be crowned victorious at the Cheltenham Races. The action packed weekend is certain to provide you with a dose of all the horse racing action you need. Combined with festive cheer there really is no better way to enjoy a racing experience.

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Cheltenham New Years Day

The festive spirit continues at Cheltenham Racecourse with the New Years Day Meeting. Hosted on New Years Day, many flock to Prestbury Park for a horse racing experience like no other. The electric yet festive atmosphere is definitely worth being a part of. This event really does cater for everyone, whether you are a regular racegoer, newbie or a family looking for New Years Day activities the whole family can enjoy a day at Cheltenham Races.

The day consists of seven races which typically start around midday. Races to look out for on the day include the Grade Two Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle and the Grade Three Betbright Handicap Chase. The day is a great opener for what is to come from Cheltenham in the new year. It is also a great way to get in the mood for the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. The three month countdown begins and the excitement can be felt throughout Cheltenham.

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Festival Trials Day

It’s the final countdown! The buzz around Cheltenham Festival is well underway and the Festival Trials Day event is certain to get everyone in the mood for racing. You can expect to see some of the best UK horses, jockeys and trainers all in attendance hoping to grab a winning title. The high class racing gives you one last opportunity to see who your front runner will be for the main event in March. Bets most definitely are on.

Renowned racing from Festival Trials Day includes The Cleeve Hurdle, BetBright Chase, The World Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup.  Which one are you most looking forward to? Champion jockeys from 2018 included Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly. Definitly Red was one of the triumphant horses from the weekend with a first place finish in the BetBright Trial Cotswold race. Be there to see who will be triumphant in 2019. Be one of the first to see Cheltenham Festival 2019 contenders in action.

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Cheltenham Festival 2019

Here’s the one we have all been waiting for the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Dubbed as the worlds most popular horse racing event it really is a highlight of the hunt racing season. Hundreds of thousands of racegoers flock to Prestbury Park across the four day meeting all in hopes of capturing some of Cheltenham magic. In 2019 the Cheltenham Festival will run from Tuesday 12th -Friday 15th March. The biggest meeting of the season will certainly not disappoint. With four days full of immense racing action there’s so much to take in. Whether you are an avid racegoer, beginner to the racecourses or simply just here for fun we are certain you will all enjoy a day worth remembering.

Cheltenham Festival kicks off with Champion Day. The day features four impressive Grade One races for you and your guests to savour. The feature of the day is undoubtedly the Unibet Champion Hurdle. In 2018, we saw Buveur D’Air win the Champion Hurdle ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty. The day is a great opening for all the exhilarating action to come at Cheltenham Racecourse that week.

Cheltenham Ladies Day is the one that follows, hosted on Wednesday 13th March in 2019. Get glammed up and enjoy inspired by fashion as well as top class racing. The highlight event is, of course, The Queen Mother Champion Chase. In 2018 Altior finished victorious after an exhilarating race. This day attracts a lot of popularity as well as celebrity guests, as everyone is keen to get dressed up and enjoy a day at the races.

Cheltenham St Patricks Day brings along all the luck of the Irish for an electric day at Prestbury Park. The atmosphere at Cheltenham St Patricks Day is certainly electric. Attracting thousands and thousands of visitors each year it really is the perfect atmosphere for a celebration. The featured race of the day is the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle which was won in 2018 by Penhill.

The final, most pinnacle day of the entire horse racing season is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. The day we have all been waiting for. A true test of ability, stamina and speed will see only the greatest horses come out victorious. The 2018 Gold Cup winner was the great Native River who finished first after a nail-biting duel with Might Bite.

Overall, the Cheltenham Festival is definitely an event that everyone should experience first hand. Experience all the thrills from Cheltenham Festival 2019 in true style with our luxurious corporate hospitality packages. You can book hospitality for you and your guests in private boxes, the long run restaurant or the renowned Silks facility. Highlights from the VIP packages included fine dining, champagne receptions and complimentary bars, what more could you want?

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Cheltenham April Meeting 

The penultimate event at Cheltenham Racecourse starts the conclusion of the exhilarting national hunt season in the best way. From the April Meeting you can expect two midweek race days full of superb racing and thrills. The perfect way to relish in a last minute Cheltenham Races experience. Highlights from day one include the Grade 2 Handicap Chase worth £50,000 as well as other high class races. On day two, you can expect much of the same. The day is pretty much exclusive to mares in training and four of the seven races are dedicated to mares.

See all your favourite trainers and horses wrap up the jump racing season in style and begin to say your final goodbyes to the Cheltenham Races.

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Cheltenham Hunter Chase Meeting

Say your final goodbye to Cheltenham Racecourse at the Hunter Chase Meeting. The final curtain call will be held on Friday 3rd May 2019 and will once again provide you with an evening full of racing highlights. The evening of jump racing action creates an electric buzz that can be felt all around Prestbury Park. A final goodbye to the spectcaluar Cheltenham Races and a thrilling season.

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There you have it! A full breakdown of everything you can expect from all Cheltenham Races throughout the season. Have we helped you in deciding which day is best for you and your guests? There’s plenty of racing action to be enjoyed at Cheltenham Racecourse. Whether the big showstopper event or smaller race days throughout the year, we are certain you will find your perfect fit.

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Cheltenham Festival: Top 20 Fun Facts

Cheltenham Racecourse – What’s on?

The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest meeting of the National Hunt Season. Hundreds of thousands of racing enthusiasts flock to Prestbury Park courses each year for a horse racing event like no other. The four days of the festival showcase some of the finest jump racing action in the horse racing world. There’s plenty to love and enjoy about Cheltenham Racing. The atmosphere, action and unrivalled thrills are something both enthusiasts and novices saviour.

Cheltenham Racecourse isn’t just famed for one event of the year. There’s plenty going on throughout the National Hunt Season. Upcoming events include the Cheltenham November Meeting. Hosted on Friday 16th – Saturday 18th November, racegoers flock to Cheltenham for some fine racing action. The Cheltenham November Meeting is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. Some of the high class racing includes The BetVictor Gold Cup, The Greatwood Hurdle and The Shloer Chase.

The racing action continues in December with the Cheltenham International Meeting on Friday 14th December to Saturday 15th December. This is another highlight of the racing season, with top races including the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (December Gold Cup) and The International Hurdle.

There’s plenty of racing action to enjoy throughout the season at Cheltenham. However, the highlight of the season undoubtedly is the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. For many years the Cheltenham Festival has provided us with plenty of triumphant wins and devastating losses.

Want to learn a little more about the great Cheltenham Festival? Discover below our top 20 fun facts and learn all the fun quirks that make Cheltenham Festival so great.

Top 20 Fun Cheltenham Festival Facts:

The Olden Days
1. The first Cheltenham Gold Cup race was in 1924 with a prize fund of £685.

It’s a big crowd
2. 230,000 horse racing enthusiasts will flock to Prestbury Park for Cheltenham Festival meeting each year.

Long way to go
3. The length of the racetrack is 5.3 metres long which is the second largest after the Grand National at Aintree.

VIP Hospitality
4. 40,000 hospitality guests are served over the four day period.

One time only
5. The Cheltenham Festival has only ever been cancelled once which was due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001.

Luck of the Irish
6. 10,000 Irish Fans are said to attend each day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Quid’s In
7. The total prize money across the four days is reportedly just over £4.5 million.

Lucky Number 2
8. Dawn Run is the name of the only horse ever to win both the Champion Hurdle (1984) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (1986).

Goodbye Savings
9. Over £600,000,000 is spent on Cheltenham Festival betting each year.

Chips anyone?
10. A massive 20,000 portions of chips will be consumed during the four days.

Cheltenham Legend
11. Golden Miller is the only racehorse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup on five consecutive occasions.

Feeling 22
12. A total of 22 fences are jumped during the Cheltenham Gold Cup race.

Value for money
13. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain.

It’s your round
14. A massive 220,000 pints of the Irish drink Guinness is said to be consumed each year.

Supporting the locals
15. On average the festival brings in around £100 million each year into the local Gloucestershire economy.

Looking for a job?
16. More than 6000 temporary workers are employed for the four day festival.

Making rush hour traffic seem fun
17. Around 105,000 people travel through Cheltenham Spa Station over the four days.

A treat for racing enthusiasts
18. A total of 27 National Hunt races are ran during the Festival.

Food is served
19. The canapés are always in full swing as a massive 3 tonnes of smoked salmon is consumed every year.

Cheltenham Festival Royalty
20. Ruby Walsh is the most successful Cheltenham Festival jockey who once received 7 wins in a year.

Cheltenham Racecourse Hospitality

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The November Meeting
The International Meeting
New Years Day Meeting
Festival Trials Day Meeting

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Cheltenham Festival: Might Bite in great shape ahead of race

Triple Grade One winner Might Bite, is in perfect shape feels jockey Nico de Boinville as he steps up his preparations ahead of the Gold Cup run at Cheltenham.

The Nicky Henderson-trained 9-year-old participated in a racecourse gallop alongside reigning Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D’Air and fellow stablemate Theinval following racing at Kempton on Saturday.

“We are very happy with him and it all went to plan,” said De Boinville. “We went a nice even gallop all the way round and finished hard on the bide.”

The 28-year-old added: “He is exactly where we want him to be right now and I’m sure we will carry on doing bits and pieces here and there but I’m sure that will have got him where we want him to be.”

Also present was Nicky Henderson, who described himself as ‘one happy trainer’ after seeing his leading Cheltenham Festival candidates Might Bite and Buveur D’Air at Kempton.

Might Bite leads the way in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup betting following his King George VI Chase victory at Christmas whilst Buveur D’Air is the odds-on favourite for a repeat of his 2017 victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

If you’d like to see your Cheltenham favourites in action in 2019 then be sure to book your Cheltenham Festival Hospitality now with Eventmasters.

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality - Silks Restaurant - VIP Tickets 2018

Our Silks@Frontrunners facility offers a wonderful hospitality experience for guests which includes a four-course luncheon, complimentary and stunning course-facing balcony views.

With a stunning array of corporate facilities to choose from, including our flagship Silks@Frontrunners Restaurant, The Venue and private Grandstand Boxes, there is certainly something to satisfy all racegoers.

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Champion Day

Ladies Day

St Patrick’s Thursday

Gold Cup Day

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Handy Guide

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Everything you need to know

Cheltenham Festival will once again descend on Cheltenham Racecourse in 2019. The annual meeting is one of the highlights of the racing calendar. The event sees many of the best British and Irish trained runners compete for the victory. The highly anticipated event will no doubt provide excitement and nail biting action for all race goers to enjoy. The four day festival features some of the sports best Grade One races. Highlights include the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Let’s look back at the history of the event and find out more about what to expect from the upcoming 2019 festival.

Cheltenham Festival History

The first race of the Cheltenham Festival known as “The National Hunt Chase” took place in 1860 in Market Harborough. Originally Cheltenham Festival races were held in a variety of different locations. Warwick Racecourse was amongst the most popular location before the early 1900’s. The official move to Prestbury Park was in 1911. Prestbury Park have played host to the Cheltenham Festival each year ever since.

The oldest most renowned race at Cheltenham Festival is undoubtedly the Stayer’s Hurdle. First ran in 1912 the championship race is a highlight of the meeting.

There have been many triumphant wins over the years and history has certainly been made. A memorable win in history dates back to 1987 which saw the first female jockey win a race. 21 year old Gee Armytage made a remarkable stamp in history inspiring many.

After 2005, came the introduction of a four day festival instead of three. This change meant a championship race could be held on each day. Which gave more racing enthusiasts a reason to celebrate. A four day extravaganza of racing, horses and action. The atmosphere at Cheltenham Festival is unimaginable. There really is no better way to experience Cheltenham Festival than first hand.

Cheltenham Festival 2019

Let’s now delve into more about what to expect from the 2019 meeting. We have put together a run down of each day to help make deciding which day to attend a little easier. Whether you want to get glammed up on Ladies Day, feel lucky on St Patrick’s Thursday or experience all the thrills from Gold Cup Day there’s plenty to enjoy.

Champion Day 2019

Champion Day kicks off the Cheltenham Festival on 12/03/19. Presented by Magners this day looks to set off the Cheltenham Festival in true style. Uniting racegoers from all over for a day of enjoyable racing and nail biting action. The famous “Cheltenham Roar” unites fans from far and wide to celebrate the first race of the festival. Champion Day plays host to one of the biggest races of the season; The Champion Hurdle. Successful winners have included the likes of Hurricane Fly Sea Pigeon. There’s plenty of racing action for you all to enjoy. Other races on the day include:

• The Supreme Novices Hurdle
• The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy
• OLGB Mares’ Hurdle

You can enjoy Champion Day in style with our exclusive VIP Cheltenham Festival hospitality and tickets. Treat your valued clients to an experience to remember at Cheltenham. You and your guests can choose from packages with fine dining, a private balcony or champagne reception. Make the start to the Cheltenham Festival an unforgettable day and celebrate in style.

Ladies Day 2019

The excitement doesn’t stop there. Think glam, style and elegance as thousands descend on Cheltenham Ladies Day on 13/03/19. Ladies Day is one of the most popular days of the meeting thanks to the high quality racing. The highlight of the day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The quickest and most able horses will compete in hopes of being victorious. Previous winners include the likes of Master Minded and Flyingbolt. The other races on the day are:

• Management Novices’ Hurdle
• The RSA Chase
• The Coral Cup
• The Wetherby’s Champion Bumper

Ladies Day has become a staple piece across racing events and Cheltenham Festival is no different. Ladies put on their frocks, most extravagant hats and descend on Prestbury Park in hopes of being the best dressed. It is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new outfit and get glammed up. Feel even more like a VIP with our luxurious hospitality packages. They are certain to make you and your guests feel special for the day. With private boxes and VIP access to the renowned Silks available there is no better way to enjoy Ladies Day. Network with your clients and guests in true luxury.

St Patrick’s Thursday 2019

Are you feeling lucky? Attending St Patrick’s Thursday needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. The exhilarating atmosphere is unrivalled and there’s plenty of fun to be had. The Guinness will no doubt be in abundance as many enjoy an exciting day at the races. There’s plenty of racing action to be enjoyed throughout the day including the following races:

• The Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle
• The Ryanair Chase
• The JLT Novices’ Chase, Novices´ Hurdle
• Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day early in true style with our exclusive hospitality packages. They are certain to ensure you and your guests have a memorable experience full of laughs, fun and unrivalled hospitality. Once again you can choose from packages with four course luncheons, afternoon tea and a champagne reception. Add a touch of glamour to your team day out and feel like a VIP for the day.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2019

The final day of the Cheltenham Meeting is a mighty event! Cheltenham Gold Cup Day is one of the biggest events in racing. With thousands wanting to experience a bit of the action. Playing host to the most prestigious chase in the world, the Timico Gold Cup is the true highlight of the week. Racing enthusiasts will be in their element as they embark on an unforgettable day at the races.

The racing action continues with:

• The Triumph Hurdle
• The Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle
• Martin Pipe Hurdle
• The Grand Annual Chase

Conclude Cheltenham Festival the right way with our VIP hospitality. Once again you will be truly spoilt from beginning to end. Gold Cup day is definitely one where you can truly celebrate with co-workers and clients. Network, socialise and let your hair down with all that there is to offer from the great event. There really is no better way to experience all the action than on Gold Cup Day.

Whether a racing newbie or a true fan we are certain you will have a day to remember.

VIP Facilities

As we have mentioned our VIP hospitality packages are available on all four days of the Cheltenham Festival Meeting. The exclusive facilities on offer need little introduction. They will provide the perfect atmosphere to host a day out at the races with your clients. You can enjoy an experience in the prestigious Silks or maybe you would prefer your very own private Grandstand Box? There’s plenty to choose from to suit the needs of your party.

Other VIP exclusive facilities include:

• The Venue
• Long Run Restaurant
• Long Run Private Box

Whether you want a private location or to be amongst all the action we are certain our facilities will suit your needs.

Have you decided on what day is most appealing yet? We are certain you will have an unforgettable experience. Be sure to book up fast as every year Cheltenham Festival is a high demand event. You and your guests deserve a VIP experience like no other. Think luxury, glamour and elegance and get on down to Cheltenham Festival 2019. Let us take all the worries of the day away with our VIP hostess team. All you need to focus on is betting on the winning horse, right? Laugh with your clients, network over drinks and build stronger relationships in the most perfect environment. Cheltenham Racecourse looks forward to welcoming you and your guests for a VIP experience like no other.

Book your VIP Cheltenham Festival Hospitality and Packages for 2019 now!

Ruby Walsh at Cheltenham Festival – Greatest Moments

Irish-born Ruby Walsh has been leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival 11 times. With the help of Kauto Star, Big Buck’s and Azertyuiop, he has outperformed the competition.

To understand the prestige of the Cheltenham Festival, we have to look at the man’s successes.

The Irishman was a talented jockey from an early age. Enjoying several wins, he is now known as one of the most successful jockeys in history. His wins have included the Grand National (2000) – on his first attempt – the Scottish Welsh and Irish Grand Nationals.

Ruby Walsh has had the one of the greatest performances at the Cheltenham Festival. He has won four Champion Hurdles, three Champion Chases, five World Hurdles and two Gold Cups. He is a force to be feared. So, here’s a look at some of Ruby Walsh’s greatest moments at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality - Ruby Walsh

Azertyuiop – Champion Chase (2004)

The Cheltenham Festival’s Champion Day, is where Walsh erupted onto win after win in 2004. This make him lead jockey for the first of many occasions. The odds-on favourite, Moscow Flyer, came to a crashing halt half-way through which gave Walsh the chance to have the win.

Azertyuiop was already well in the lead before being giving an almighty push by Ruby Walsh. In the last run for the finish, he put the Arkle Challenge winner through the paces to take a heavy lead and victory by a whopping nine lengths.

Kauto Star – Cheltenham Gold Cup (2009)

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality - Kauto Star - Ruby Walsh

After losing the Cheltenham Gold Cup the previous year, Ruby Walsh wanted to return to his 2007 glory and take the crown. Riding Kauto Star, he was sure to cement himself in the Cheltenham Festival History. The favourite, at 7/4 odds, went into the final day of the Cheltenham Festival with an obvious confidence. He gave a superb performance to win with little worry of the rest of the pack.

Denmen, his stablemate and jockey who took his title the year before, came in second. Ruby Walsh and Kauto Star would both be remembered as champions in their field and rightly so.

Kauto Star – King George VI Chase (2009)

Cheltenham Festival - Kauto Star - Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh and Kauto Star had a fantastic year in 2009. They both had the pleasure of winning King George VI Chase five times. But, the consecutive wins has been unmatched in the Cheltenham Festival’s history. It is a performance of a lifetime for both the jockey and Kauto Star.

The unrivalled performance by Kauto Star has not gone unnoticed. It is definitely a part of the Cheltenham Festival’s greatest moments. Kauto Star has received praise in be on being one of the greatest horses since Arkle. It is an apt title for the horse ridden by the legendary Ruby Walsh.

Hurricane Fly – Champion Hurdle (2011)

The name Hurricane Fly could be as easily remembered by racegoers to Walsh. Scoring an immense 22 wins in Grade 1 races, Hurricane Fly helped him to become the leader of the Cheltenham Festival yet again. The 81st running of the Champion Hurdle was a sight to behold as a top-quality performance was delivered. Riding another favourite, at 11/4, Ruby Walsh quashed the hopes of his opponents with yet another swift win.

Big Buck’s – World Hurdle (2012)

Cheltenham Festival - Big Bucks

Ruby Walsh performance with Big Buck’s over the course of four years has been huge. His dominance of The World Hurdle was strengthened on his fourth uninterrupted win.

That is not to say that his fourth win was an easy one. The exceptional staying hurdler, was pushed every step of the way by Voler Vedette. This unheard of spectacle is why so many flock to the Cheltenham Festival every year.

With Ruby Walsh’s shaky 2017/18 due to injury, will we get the honour to see him at the Cheltenham Festival in 2019? For a chance to witness races like no other with a true legend of the sport, look at our hospitality packages to enjoy the experience like a VIP.

Eventmasters Secure Three Year Contract with Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse, part of The Jockey Club, has awarded a three-year contract to Birmingham-based corporate hospitality specialist Eventmasters Limited.

The St Paul’s Square company will manage major parts of Cheltenham’s four-day ‘Festival’ which takes place each March and is the fourth biggest sporting event in the UK.

Lee Moulson, regional head of sales for the South West region of The Jockey Club, said: “We have been working across our marketing offer for The Festival, we went out to tender on two major hospitality areas.”

“We want there to be a clear journey for people wishing to attend, we wanted companies who had experience in the industry and we needed them to demonstrate how they could improve customer experience”

“A tremendous amount of work and passion goes into the staging of The Festival – and we need our key suppliers to match that commitment to deliver the best experience possible. Eventmasters have certainly demonstrated this to be the case.”

Eventmasters CEO Denise Sheasby has extensive experience across the racing industry, including working with The Jockey Club at the Randox Health Grand National Festival and at Warwick Racecourse. The company’s involvement with horse racing also includes a racing arm, Eventmasters Racing, which has a number of horses currently in training.

Ms Sheasby said: “To be working with The Festival for the next three years will give us the opportunity to build on what is already a fantastic offer for corporate guests.”

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality

If you’d like book hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, then look no further than Eventmasters.

With a fabulous range of corporate entertainment options to choose from, Eventmasters are guaranteed to provide you with an experience to live long in the memory.

Cheltenham Festival: Our guide on the Prestbury Park courses

Cheltenham is well-regarded for providing one of the ultimate tests for horse and jockey, with much being said about the gruelling nature of its famously stiff ‘Cheltenham hill’ finish, but little may you know about the intricate differences between Prestbury Park’s signature racecourses.

Take a look at our handy little guide below.

How many courses are there at Cheltenham?

There are a total of 3 courses used at the annual Cheltenham Festival; these include the old course, the new course and the Cross-Country course.

The old course plays host to the lion’s share of the action (bar the Cross Country Chase) on Tuesday (13th March) and Wednesday (14th March) with popular showpieces including the Champion Hurdle, the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle and the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Focus shifts to the new course on Thursday and Friday however, with the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking centre stage.

The Cross-Country race finishes on the main course but takes place on its own specialist course, which features its own array of fascinating obstacles. It provides a unique test for entrants and often requires a specialist to complete.

What are the differences between the old and new courses?

Both courses are left-handed and undulating. There is undoubtedly a stiff finish up the Cheltenham hill on both fronts, although the level of stiffness invariably differs for each.

The old course is renowned for its test of speed, whilst the new course, in contrast, is far more stamina-driven. The hurdles course, in particular, has very few hurdles in the latter stages of the race.

Obstacles to look out for

Falls and unseats can take place anywhere at Cheltenham, even over the hurdles course (does Annie Power ring any bells?).

One fence that appears to be particularly perilous is the fourth to last fence on the new course, as is the second to last on the old course which has proven to be equally problematic.

Champion jockey at the Festival, Ruby Walsh, has been the unlucky recipient of several high-speed falls, one of which he suffered at Cheltenham with Voix Du Reve on his approach to the finish line.

Thinking of visiting Prestbury Park in 2019? Enjoy a race day in VIP style with our fabulous Cheltenham Festival Hospitality.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Hospitality - Silks@Frontrunners

Enjoy wonderful fine dining, fabulous course-facing views and more with our Cheltenham Festival Hospitality packages.


With a stunning array of hospitality facilities to choose from including our Silks@Frontrunners restaurant, The Venue and our private Grandstand Boxes, there is surely something to satisfy every racegoer.

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Champion Day

Ladies Day

St Patrick’s Thursday

Gold Cup Day


Ruby Walsh Recovers In Time for Cheltenham Festival

Esteemed jockey, Ruby Walsh, is set to return to the saddle on Thursday after recovering from a broken leg. The timely news means that the two-time Gold Cup winner is fit for next week’s Cheltenham Festival, which opens its gates for four days of fun-filled racing action on Tuesday 13th March.

Walsh, 38, will race in the Maiden Hurdle at Thurles as he steps up his preparations ahead of the meeting at Prestbury Park.

He suffered a broken leg in a catastrophic fall from Let’s Dance at Punchestown in November, but thanks to an impressive recovery over the subsequent months, is now targeting a return at Cheltenham, where he remains the meeting’s most successful jockey.

The Irishman had originally planned to re-enter the fold last weekend but was unfortunately unable to due to bad weather.

His ride at Thurles will be aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Lareena, with his race scheduled for 15:15 pm.

Walsh also looks set to mount 2015 winner Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the festival (Tuesday 13th March). The Champion Day highlight features a star-studded cast with the Nicky Henderson-trained Buveur D’Air and My Tent Or Yours among the favourites.

Enjoy a VIP experience with exclusive Cheltenham Festival Hospitality packages in luxurious facilities.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Hospitality - Cheltenham Racecourse - VIP Packages

Kick start your day at Cheltenham in style with an exquisite Champagne reception.

With a stunning array of corporate facilities to choose from, including our flagship Silks@Frontrunners restaurant, you will sure to enjoy a racing experience unlike any other.

Discover our availability for the Cheltenham Festival below:

Champion Day

Ladies Day

St Patrick’s Thursday

Gold Cup Day