Thursday 2 October 2014

New Year's racing in Cheltenham

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Toast to 2014 at Cheltenham Racecourse, where no less than seven races and a chance to continue the New Year celebrations with family and friends awaits this New Year’s Day.

Place your bets on where you will be spending New Year’s Day this year. At home in front of the TV perhaps? You can do better than that, surely.

Gloucestershire plays home to one of the finest racing courses in the country – and Cheltenham will once again be hosting its annual New Year’s Day racing, on Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Whether you’re a racing expert or want to celebrate the start of a New Year with a day of trackside action in the festive fresh air, the New Year’s Day racing event in Cheltenham promises to be an exhilarating way to spend the day with family and friends.

There’s seven compelling contests lined up on the track from 12.10pm – with Calgary Bay and Oscar Whiskey reigning victorious in 2012 (the 2013 event was sadly cancelled because of a waterlogged track), going on to become grade one victors later in the season. Plus, Pony Club members and their families will also have the chance to get an exclusive peek behind the scenes in a series of special racecourse tours too.

Children’s entertainment will span everything from face painting to balloon modelling, with special appearances from everybody’s favourite little pig Peppa lined up at intervals throughout the day too.

What’s more, for those who don’t fancy getting stuck in the racing traffic, there’s trains departing from Toddington Station at 9.45am and 10.20am, returning from Cheltenham Racecourse at 3.30pm and 4.50pm. Train ticket prices range between £6 and £15, and can be bought in advance or on the day.

Ticket and package options, which are available from July 2013, include club/tattersalls; Best Mate enclosure; and Super Sports, combining rugby and horseracing; plus all-inclusive packages which also include betting and food vouchers.

With attendance from some of the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the UK, spending New Year’s Day at Cheltenham Racecourse beats a day in front of the box, doesn’t it?

See the Gloucestershire Christmas events guide for more festive events in the county.

Event:
New Year’s Day racing
Venue
Cheltenham Racecourse
Dates:
Wednesday 1 January 2014
Times:
Gates open at 10.30am
Admission:
Ticket prices range between £12 and £25 in advance, or £15 and £30 on the day, with packages and group discounts also available.
Telephone:
0844 579 3003

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Tuesday 02 July 2013

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