World-class horse racing returns to Cheltenham Racecourse for the iconic Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival 2024 promises four action-packed days of gripping horse racing, including the iconic Boodles Gold Cup, at the jewel in jump racing's crown, Cheltenham Racecourse.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Bringing world-class racing to the Regency town, Cheltenham Festival returns to Cheltenham Racecourse this March 2024, celebrating 100 years of the Gold Cup.

With a history dating back almost two centuries, Cheltenham Racecourse has become synonymous with world-class National Hunt horse racing, and from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March 2024, Cheltenham Festival is taking place once again — culminating in the Boodles Gold Cup, which is celebrating its centenary in 2024.

Champion Day at Cheltenham Festival 2024

The Cheltenham roar has become synonymous with the first day at the festival, Champion Day, which falls on Tuesday 12 March 2024.

See the best take on the best, old champions challenged by new and get Cheltenham Festival week off to an absolute flyer, with the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge to look forward to at 3.30pm. 

For more information about Day One at Cheltenham Festival, visit

Style Wednesday at Cheltenham Festival 2024

Style Wednesday, often referred to as Ladies Day, sees tens of thousands of racegoers bring a splash of colour and a touch of high fashion to Cheltenham Racecourse.

Taking place on Wednesday 13 March 2024, the day coincides with the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase and punter favourite, the Glenfarclas Cross Country.

Plus, new for 2024, the festival is celebrating vintage and borrowed items, with the inaugural Slow Fashion Awards. Those who best showcase their personal style with thrifted finds could win prizes, including a stunning piece of Boodles jewellery worth £4,000.

For more information about Day Two at Cheltenham Festival — and to check out the style guide to perfect your look — visit

St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham Festival 2024

The action-packed third day of Cheltenham Festival, regarded as St Patrick’s Thursday, takes place on Thursday 14 March 2024, bringing plenty of Irish flair to the racecourse once again.

There are two Feature races, including the Ryanair Steeple Chase and Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle, making for an unforgettable day of racing.

Live music will also be provided throughout the day, both in between and after the races, in the Best Mate Enclosure, The Village, The Centaur, entrances and the club enclosure.

For more information about Day Three at Cheltenham Festival, visit

Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Festival 2024

The pinnacle of Cheltenham Festival — not to mention the most highly-anticipated event of the overall jump racing calendar — is undoubtedly The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is celebrating its 100th year this Friday 15 March 2024.

With previous winners, such as Best Mate and Kauto Star, becoming household names after taking home the trophy, this is the one you won't want to miss — with events on the track being accompanied by plenty of entertainment and live music, too. 

For more information about Day Four at Cheltenham Festival, visit


Cheltenham Festival 2024


Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March 2024


Gates open 10.30am on each day of the festival, with the first race at 1.30pm and the last race at 5.30pm


From £52


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