The event we have all been waiting for will soon be upon us. Cheltenham Festival 2019 is a real highlight of the racing season. Set across four spectacular days it is the biggest meeting of the National Hunt Season. Each of the four days is certain to provide an unforgettable experience for all those in attendance. The racecourse is prepped and the Guinness is in abundance. With proceedings kicking off on Tuesday 12th March 2019 we are ready, are you?
What To Expect From The Festival
The popularity of Cheltenham Festival continues to grow and grow each year and over 65,000 people are said to attend the four day event. 2019 is a special year at the racecourse as we see the return of the original Gold Cup. This piece of history will make a memorable addition to the prestigious Gold Cup race on Friday 15th March 2019.
Despite Gold Cup day being the most anticipated, each day provides those in attendance with an experience worth savouring. The Festival kicks off with the illustrious Champion Day. The day will host four impressive Grade One races perfect for the racing enthusiasts amongst you. With the highlight race of the day being the Unibet Champion Hurdle. With Buveur D’Air topping the 14 entries many believe he could be on his way to achieving his third win. The atmosphere at Cheltenham Racecourse is beyond electric. As the tape rises for the first race of The Festival the Cheltenham Roar can be heard for miles. An experience truly worth remembering.
With a hard act to follow the second day of The Festival does too offer a first class experience. Think style and glamour as Cheltenham Ladies Day attracts crowds from far and wide. This standout event is a real highlight of the social calendar. Despite fashion being the staple point of the day the racing on offer is first class too. The day is renowned for hosting the best two mile chase of the season; The Queen Mother Champion Chase. Previous champion Altior headlines the 12 strong line up for this race and is on tracks for another win. Cheltenham Ladies Day is a real highlight of both The Festival and the entire season so we can’t wait to see what happens.
St Patricks Day
The luck of the Irish will certainly be in full swing on Cheltenham St Patricks Day. As thousands of racing enthusiasts head to Cheltenham for an experience like no other. The Guinness will undoubtedly be in full swing and the atmosphere electric. The day famously hosts some of the biggest races of the season. Look out for the highlight race of the day the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle. With the absence of Penhill many are placing their bets on a win from Paisley Park but knowing Cheltenham anything can happen.
Gold Cup Day
The Festival is concluded in palpable style on Gold Cup Day. The whole season has been building up to this day and it is by far one of sport’s most popular showpieces. The greatest jockeys, trainers and runners will all compete for the coveted Gold Cup Trophy. The Magners Gold Cup race provides the ultimate test of stamina, endurance and ability for those lucky enough to be entered. There is certainly strong competition amongst the Gold Cup line up. Presenting Percy is currently favourite and his connections are hoping for a win this year after three consecutive years. Will he be third time lucky? Other strong contenders include Clan Des Obeaux and Native River. There are six other races to look forward to on Friday ensuring Cheltenham Festival ends in remarkable style.
There’s plenty to look forward to at the Festival next week. Whatever day you are attending you will certainly enjoy a race day experience like no other. The excitement builds more and more each day but who are the latest ones to watch?
Ones To Watch At Cheltenham Festival 2019
The entire season builds up to staple races like The Festival and the Grand National. The season so far has presented many surprises which is to be expected in the world of horse racing. With only a few days to go, it is the perfect time to look into predictions and who everyone is talking about. Now we get closer to the big event much of the focus switches onto the jockeys.
Despite being away from racing since February 2019 Cheltenham legend Ruby Walsh has just announced he is fit and well to be back in action. The jockey is hoping to add to his 58 Cheltenham wins and has high hopes for the likes of Paisley Park and Faugheen. Other standout jockeys are too hoping for a win and there are certainly some pairings we should all look out for.
One worth mentioning is the pairing of Davy Russell and Presenting Percy. The two have been partnered together for a previous 13 races and there are certainly high hopes for what the two of them can do together at Cheltenham. A win with Presenting Percy will make Russell a third time champion at Cheltenham cementing his place in Cheltenham history.
Let’s not forget last year’s record breaking wins for female jockeys at The Festival. Highlights from 2018 saw the likes of Lizzie Kennedy, Katie Walsh, Bridget Andrews and Harriet Tucker all take home impressive wins from The Festival. Bryony Frost is hoping this will be the year she becomes the first female jockey to win a Grade One jumps race. We are hoping for much of the same from the star female jockeys at Cheltenham this year.
As the event draws closer there is so much to look forward to. Which jockeys will come out on top? We can’t wait to see.
Cheltenham Festival 2020
Before we know it the race we have all been counting down to will be over. But fear not. We are now selling Cheltenham 2020 tickets & hospitality packages. Booking in advance ensures your place at this prestigious race meeting is secured well ahead of time. We are thrilled to once again provide VIP hospitality at Cheltenham again next year. Our hospitality experiences are the perfect way to enjoy The Festival in true style.
The same venues will be on offer meaning you can book for The Venue. This exclusive facility is the perfect place to host your race day experience. You and your guests will feel like VIP’s from beginning to end.
Other standout facilities include the Silks Restaurant facility. The Silks is very popular at Cheltenham and guarantees a day of luxury worth savouring.
For those of you wanting an extra special Cheltenham experience, our Private Grandstand Boxes are perfect. Experience the Cheltenham Roar and see all the first class racing within your very own private box. The panoramic views are enviable.