Cheltenham Ladies Day Recap

The second day of Cheltenham Festival was given the go ahead despite concerns of bad weather, and it was certainly a day full of excitement! Ladies Day is a highlight of both the social and sporting calendar. 59,209 avid racing enthusiasts flocked to Cheltenham Racecourse for the stylish event. Despite the bad weather the glamour of the day still shone brightly. Fashion conscious attendees donned vibrant colours, feathered hats and huge fascinators. Famous faces too made an appearance, including royalty. It wasn’t all about style and who was best dressed. On day two we witnessed incredible racing. Much of which was to be expected from Cheltenham. History was made and we can’t wait to relive it all again over the next two days.

Let’s recap on yesterday’s incredible races and see what made day two of The Festival such a highlight.

Cheltenham Ladies Day Races

The first race got the day off to a flying start. The Ballymore Novices chase was a spectacle worthy of your bets. The final length came down to the two favourites Champ and City Island as they battled it out to be the first winners of the day. However, it was City Island ridden by jockey Mark Walsh who came out on top winning the race at odds 8/1. The two length victory secured walsh his second Cheltenham Festival win this season.

Grand national winning trainer Martin Brassil was delighted with the win and spoke of how great it is to have a Festival winner on his CV.

Just after 14:00 pm the second race of the day kicked off and it was another thriller. A strong performance was shown by three of the lineups top novices. Santini and Delta Work all put up a fierce race, however it was Topofthegame who took the victory. Trainer Paul Nicholls spoke of plans for the Gold Cup race next year. Topofthegame is certainly one to watch and showcased pure talent on the field. We are looking forward to seeing what he does next.

As we got further into the afternoon the races got more and more exciting. The Coral Cup was no different and certainly matched the level of excitement and thrill felt around Cheltenham. William Henry stunned fans as he outperformed favourite Wicklow Brave. Many doubted the Nicky Henderson trained horses abilities and his season thus far didn’t allude to what was to come. Despite his 28/1 odds the Henderson trained horse was cheered on by echoing crowds when his number was called. This highlights how popular a Henderson trained horse is and it comes as no surprise that Henderson and the team pulled this surprise win out of the bag. A narrow but well deserved win that stunned the crowds.

Following that race it only got better. The impressive racing was on top form. The Champion Chase was a highlight of the entire day if not The Festival. Champion horse Altior did not disappoint his backers and lead to victory. Despite it not being his strongest performance it was still more than enough to make his victory tally up to an impressive 18 races since 2015. A world record he now shares. History was certainly made and the atmosphere around Cheltenham was truly electric. The fears of backing the wrong horse soon went away and everyone felt confident in backing the champ. Truly an extraordinary horse, can Altior ever be beaten?

Grand National royalty came through in the Cross Country Chase. 2018 National winner Tiger Roll dominated the field and appeared to be “the best he’s ever been”. The well raced cross country saw Tiger Roll storm to victory miles ahead of the other runners trailing behind. Josies Orders and Urgent De Gregaine came in at second and third place. The race was electric and of course, geared everyone up for a thrilling Grand National next month. With many having high hopes that Tiger Roll is more than capable of repeating his 2018 victory.

The penultimate race of the day saw a top of class performance from bookies favourites. The Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle was a true showcase of resilience and stamina. Band of Outlaws came out on top with a two length finish. Outperforming the Gordon Elliot trained Coko Beach who came in second place at odds of 14/1. The victory awarded Joseph O’Brien his first Cheltenham win and the Irish their third.

The final race of Ladies Day certainly didn’t disappoint. The Champion Bumper is run over flat ground and it was a spectacle worth remembering. Favourite Envoi Allen did not disappoint the Cheltenham crowd and put on a strong performance throughout. This awarded Gordon Elliot with another Cheltenham win to add to his tally and it was thoroughly deserved. The horse showed strength and stamina throughout as he managed to stay ahead of a fiercely competitive Blue Sari and come out on top.

What’s Up Next at Cheltenham Festival

Next up is St Patrick’s Thursday and we can’t wait. A real highlight of The Festival. Thursday’s racing will too offer showstopping performances from some of the best. Many are hoping for much of the same luck from Ladies Day and hoping favourites can come out on top. The day features some of The Festivals most popular races including the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle. Who will you be betting on? We can’t wait to see the action unfold over the next two days.

If like us you already dreading The Festival ending then fear not! You can join us again at Cheltenham next year. Cheltenham 2020 hospitality and tickets are now on sale so be sure to book in early to enjoy a racing season like no other again next year.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: What Everyone Is Talking About

The eve of Cheltenham Festival is finally here. Many, including us have waited the entire season for this prestigious meeting. With famous jockeys and trainers all in last minute preparations, the next four days are certain to be show stopping. The echoing Cheltenham Roar can almost be heard.

With four days of none stop racing ahead there is plenty to look forward to. Let’s take a look at the ones to watch and who everyone is talking about ahead of the great Festival.

High Hopes For Altior

When talking about Cheltenham Festival discussions have to start with Altior. The great horse trained by champion trainer Nicky Henderson is a true Cheltenham champion. There are high expectations for the thoroughbred racehorse. The strong pairing with jockey Nico De Boinville makes for an exciting duo.

Altior’s impressive past performances put him just one win behind reigning jumps champion Big Buck. His tripple win at Cheltenham Festival in 2018 sets him up nicely for a 2019 victory worth witnessing.

Although Altior is set to shine in the Champions Chase on Ladies Day his biggest threat comes from Mullins trained Min. The Willie Mullins camp are no doubt hoping for a win this year after coming in at second place behind Altior twice last year.

Nicky Henderson has previously spoke on how the high expectations for Altior have led to sleepless nights in the past. However, there is no doubt that Henderson has the expertise to lead a leading lineup at Cheltenham. With 60 Festival wins over the years expectations are high for the Henderson camp. Buveur D’Air is too highly expected to achieve a hat-trick win making the Henderson entries formidable.

Grand National Winner On Cheltenham Ground

The other big horse race meeting of the season that everyone looks forward to is the Grand National. With that to look forward to next month let’s quickly recap on last years unforgettable steeplechase. Tiger Roll won the 2018 Grand National ridden by jockey ridden by Davy Russell. But this week Tiger Roll is on Cheltenham ground.

Trainer Gordon Elliot is hoping to be crowned the Festival’s leading trainer for a third time in a row. Tiger Roll leads a strong line up for the Irish trainer and his connections are hoping for a successful win in the Cross Country Chase. The 16 runner lineup is made of other runners including the likes of Ultragold and Fact Of The Matter. However many are betting their money on the Grand National champion who is said to be on his best form. His Grade 2 win at Navan last month has certainly set him up for a success that will be hard to beat.

Will Presenting Percy be Presented With The The Gold Cup Trophy?

Presenting Percy currently tops betting odds to win the prestigious Gold Cup race on Friday. The Patrick Kelly trained horse definitely deserves it places amongst the favourites. In both 2017 and 2018 Presenting Percy has been victorious in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle and the RSA Chase. However, this year its the big victory in sight. The victory will certainly be well deserved as the horse has no practice over the jumps so far this season.

The toughest competition Presenting Percy is set to face in the Gold Cup race comes from Clan De Obeaux and reigning champion Native River. Collin Tizzard trained Native River’s return to racing is exciting for all racing enthusiasts and his impressive form in previous races this season but him too at a good chance of winning. The Tizzard team will also be represented by Thistlecrack and Elegant Escape in the Gold Cup race guaranteeing a thrilling race.

Cheltenham 2019 Short Preview

Overall, there is so much to look forward to this year at Cheltenham. The return of champions, underdogs rising through the ranks and the fierce battle between the champion Festival trainers. We can’t wait to see the impressive form from the Elliot, Mullins and Tizzard camp. All four days of The Festival will guarantee excitement. Have you made your bets yet? Anything can happen at Cheltenham which is what makes The Festival so exciting.

Cheltenham 2020 Hospitality & VIP Tickets

In four days we are so sad The Festival will be over. Although we will have the Grand National to look forward to next we are still planning ahead. Eventmasters are now selling VIP hospitality packages and tickets for Cheltenham 2020.

Experience the finest hospitality in a wide range of exclusive facilities and guarantee a race day experience worth savouring. The exclusive Silks facility is the perfect venue to host your Cheltenham 202 experience. You and your guests can enjoy VIP package includes such as a complimentary bar, delicious four course luncheon and plenty more.

You and your valued clients will feel like VIP’s right from the beginning. There really is no experience quite like Cheltenham Festival. It is the bucket list event for many racegoers and enthusiasts. Secure your place today and look forward to the same celebrations and excitement next season.

Book Cheltenham Festival 2020 Hospitality & VIP Tickets.

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Handy Guide

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Everything you need to know

Cheltenham Festival will once again descend on Cheltenham Racecourse in 2020. 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 2020 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 2020

Let’s now delve into more about what to expect from the 2020 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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020. 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 2020 now!

VIP Horse Racing Experience in Silks

Grab your race cards and finest attire! The magnificent Cheltenham Festival is swiftly hoving into view!

Witness one of the UK’s most revered racing spectacles as horses and jockeys take to the Cheltenham turf once again in a pulsating winner takes all contest!

The superb action on the track can be matched only by the delightful confines of the racecourse’s hospitality facilities, perfectly tailored to meet the needs of the Cheltenham Festival’s distinguished clientele.

Our flagship facility, the Silks@Frontrunners restaurant has established itself as a firm favourite among guests. Located directly opposite to the track’s final hurdle, the sumptuous hospitality suite is guaranteed to offer the finest viewing position for guests to enjoy from its very own private balcony facility.

With an alluring Champagne reception, four-course luncheon, a complimentary bar and afternoon tea included, along with a revered Horse Racing ambassador in attendance, this fabulous corporate entertainment package is sure to leave your bedazzled clients with a superb memory to cherish.

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Arrival sets the tone for the day with an exquisite Champagne reception.

Make it a day to remember with Eventmasters’ Cheltenham Festival Hospitality packages.

Full package details for our Silks@Frontrunners restaurant facility can be found below:

  • Exclusive Suite with viewing balcony overlooking the final fences and finishing straight
  • Club admission badges
  • Reserved car parking (1 per 2 guests)
  • Morning coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • Four-course luncheon with selected wines, followed by port and brandy
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding champagne)
  • Souvenir race card
  • Daily newspapers
  • Celebrity tipsters
  • Plasma TV screens
  • Tote pool betting facility with at table couriers
  • Experienced event management team including VIP hostess service
  • Dedicated toilet facilities
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Enjoy a splendid four-course luncheon at your table before stepping outside to savour the day’s racing from the facility’s private viewing balcony.

With availability across all four days of this glorious event, there is surely something to suit all.

Find our day-by-day race packages below:

Champion Day

Ladies Day

St Patrick’s Thursday

Gold Cup Day

Cheltenham Festival News: Gear up for Gold Cup Day 2020

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day: the superb climax of the Jump racing season stands as arguably the best day’s racing of the year, with a breathtaking atmosphere to match.

It is an occasion steeped in history, elegance and above all, scintillating action.

One of the most sought-after titles in the sport, the Timico Gold Cup, remains the highlight of this treasured racing fixture. It is a contest associated with the industry’s elite, delivering a terrific spectacle that is rivalled by few.

Legends of the sport have paved their legacy in this gruelling three and a quarter mile test, with Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star among the list of esteemed winners.

The Jessica Harrison-trained Sizing John at 7/1, ridden by Robbie Power, became the latest victor in the competition, in a thrilling race that saw him fend off challenges from the industrious Native River and Minella Rocco.

Adding to the feast of festival action on the final day is the exciting Triumph Hurdle. Termed as the biggest race of the season for juveniles, this contest succeeds in attracting a wonderful selection of high-class runners.

Other races of note include the Martin Pipe Hurdle and The Grand Annual Chase.

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When is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day?

The festival climax takes place on Friday 13th March 2020, and is set to open its gates at 10:30 am!

A full racecard can be found below:

JCB Triumph Hurdle – 13.30

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race – 14.10

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race – 14.50

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase – 15.30

St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 16.10

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race – 16.50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 17.30

What’s on the menu?

With Eventmasters, you can enjoy wonderful array of foods throughout the course of the event,  The day’s menu options can be seen below:


Severn and Wye orange fennel smoked salmon, Driftwood goat’s cheese cream, sea herbsand celeriac remoulade

Salt-baked beetroot with Wensleydale, spiced plum purée, wood sorrel and caramelised walnuts (v)


Rack of Suffolk cross lamb, courgette and carrot ribbons, silky mash, mint salsa verde, yoghurt crumb and red currant jus

Wild mushroom risotto cake, creamy cep sauce, rocket and truffle oil dressing (v)


Chocolate, cherry and almond miso

Cheltenham Cheese Board

Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts and cheese biscuits

Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee

Enjoy the finest Cheltenham Festival Hospitality with Eventmasters.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Hospitality - Silks VIP

Our Silks facility provides guests with wonderful fine dining, complimentary drinks and stunning course-facing views.

With a stunning array of facilities to choose from including our Silks@Frontrunners restaurant facility, The Venue and private Grandstand Boxes, we are to have something tailor-made for your enjoyment.

Find your ideal Cheltenham Gold Cup Day hospitality package here!

Dine in style at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival

Leave your valued clientele with a long-lasting impression this year, by treating them to a sublime fine dining experience at the Cheltenham Festival. Choose from a fabulous range of hospitality facilities, including the Silks@Frontrunners restaurant and The Venue, all of which succeed in offering a tantalising four-course luncheon menu, complimentary bar and more.

Arrival undoubtedly sets the tone for the day, as guests are greeted with a delightful morning coffee and biscuit selection before enjoying a splendid glass of Champagne prior to lunch.

With a wonderful array of foods on offer throughout the course of the event, there will be surely be something to satisfy even the most refined palate. The day’s menu options can be seen below:

Tuesday 10th March (Champion Day):


Monmouthshire air-dried ham, sweet pea panna cotta, shaved parmesan, sage oil croutons

Smoked mozzarella and pea panna cotta, sun-blushed tomatoes, micro cress salad and green herb oil (v)


Duo of Lamb rump and shoulder of lamb with buttermilk potato, braised red cabbage, charred onion and tomatoes

Risotto of Jerusalem artichokes, sundried tomatoes, cotswold organic brie, truffle pesto (v)


Chocolate and violet mille-feuille

 Cheltenham Cheese Board

Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts, cheese biscuits

 Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee

Wednesday 11th March (Ladies Day):


Severn and Wye oak smoked salmon, brown crab mayonnaise and pickled cucumber

Pressed Mediterranean vegetables, karashi mustard cream with micro herbs (v)


Norfolk chicken and Dorset wild boar supreme, black garlic purée, silky dauphinoise, mushrooms and asparagus

Fresh gnocchi filled with mozzarella and tomato, sun-blushed cherry tomatoes, pea tendrils and a creamy white wine reduction (v)


Strawberries and cream crème brûlée, champagne pearls, macerated strawberries and chocolate tuile

Cheltenham Cheese Board

Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts, cheese biscuits

Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee

Thursday 12th March (St Patrick’s Day):


Chicken terrine, woodland mushrooms, pomegranate, English mustard dressing

Purple carrot, heritage beetroot and tomato tart, with a Sparkenhoe cheese crust, seasonal leaf salad and white onion cream (v)


Feather blade of Hereford cross beef, cheek bon bon, cauliflower cream, colcannon mash, seasonal vegetables and whiskey beef jus

Halloumi wellington with fennel, apple and white bean sausage, sautéed spinach, dauphinoise cream and red pepper essence (v)


Rhubarb and Madagascan vanilla cheesecake

Cheltenham Cheese Board

Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts, cheese biscuits

Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee

Friday 13th March (Gold Cup Day):


Severn and Wye orange fennel smoked salmon, Driftwood goat’s cheese cream, sea herbsand celeriac remoulade

Salt-baked beetroot with Wensleydale, spiced plum purée, wood sorrel and caramelised walnuts (v)


Rack of Suffolk cross lamb, courgette and carrot ribbons, silky mash, mint salsa verde, yoghurt crumb and red currant jus

Wild mushroom risotto cake, creamy cep sauce, rocket and truffle oil dressing (v)


Chocolate, cherry and almond miso

Cheltenham Cheese Board

Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts and cheese biscuits

Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality 2018 - Luncheon Menu

Our Silks@Frontrunners restaurant facility offers a fabulous fine dining experience coupled with splendid track views from a private balcony.

Make it an occasion to savour in 2020 with Eventmasters.

With fabulous food, spectacular track views and unrivalled racing action, it is no wonder our Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages remain as firm favourites among regular racegoers.

Discover our latest offers here:

Champion Day

Ladies Day

St Patrick’s Thursday

Gold Cup Day

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