Dubbed ‘the jewel in jump racing’s crown’, Cheltenham Racecourse plays host to some of the best National Hunt racing action in the world, set in 350 spectacular acres at the foot of the Cotswold hills at Prestbury Park.
Since opening in 1831, its reputation for offering first-class racing and hospitality has stretched across the globe, with a capacity today boasting 67,500 across three enclosures including The Best Mate, Tattersalls and Club.
While the venue itself is a natural amphitheatre, it’s the twists of the course, the test of the fences and hurdles, and the fight to finish up the legendary Cheltenham hill that combine to challenge the strength of top racehorses and riders, with the Old, New and Cross Country Steeplechase courses all used throughout the season.
Whether visiting on a brisk December day or balmy springtime eve, Cheltenham Racecourse promises an electric atmosphere for novices and dedicated racing fans alike, thanks to its unique combination of quality racing, stunning location, world-renowned tradition and a shared sense of enjoyment.
There are eight fixtures held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse, ranging from one-day to four-day feasts of horseracing, with the 2017-18 season beginning in October 2017 and ending in May 2018.
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017
The new 2017-18 jump racing season begins at Cheltenham Racecourse, where The Showcase will offer two days of thrilling racing action as the leading horses, jockeys and trainers return to Gloucestershire.
For more information, see The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November 2017
The November Meeting, formerly known as The Open, returns to Cheltenham Racecourse in 2017, promising three days of gripping racing magic, including the BetVictor Gold Cup, free entry for under 18s and a Family Fun Zone for the sixth year running.
For more information, see The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2017
Wrap up warm and get your last racing fix for 2017, when Cheltenham Racecourse hosts The International this December, offering the perfect festive day out with friends or colleagues.
For more information, see The International at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Monday 1 January 2018
Toast 2018 at Cheltenham Racecourse, where no less than seven races and a chance to continue the celebrations with family and friends awaits this New Year’s Day.
For more information, see New Year’s Day racing in Cheltenham.
Saturday 27 January 2018
Racing fans can pick up clues on the big Cheltenham Festival winners by heading to the racecourse in January for the anticipated Festival Trials Day.
For more information, see Festival Trials Day in Cheltenham.
Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 March 2018
Expect a feast of gripping horse racing – including the world-famous Gold Cup climax – plenty of Guinness drinking, fancy dress and hat wearing, not to mention more than £600 million worth of wagers at the annual highlight of the jump racing calendar.
For more information, see Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup.
Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April 2018
Take advantage of a more relaxed pace at Cheltenham Racecourse and the chance to get even closer to the action, at The April Meeting 2018, which also features one of the most important bloodstock sales of the year.
For more information, see The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Friday 4 May 2018
During the final fixture of the season, amateur jockeys are given a chance to shine in seven fiercely fought chases at Cheltenham Racecourse, while spectators soak up its social atmosphere for one final time of the season at the Hunter Chase Evening.
For more information see Hunter Chase Evening in Cheltenham.
There are a range of ticket and dining packages available for all Cheltenham Racecourse fixtures, with tickets on sale now.
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