See in the New Year with Cheltenham Racecourse's first raceday of 2024

Blow away the Christmas cobwebs and get 2024 off to a thrilling start with New Year’s Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse providing a fun day out for all the family.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Enjoy a thrilling start to 2024 with New Year's Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The biggest and most popular one-day fixture at Cheltenham Racecourse, New Year's Day racing gets 2024 off to a thrilling start on Monday 1 January 2024.

See in the new year in style with trackside action out in the fresh air, with a chance to witness exhilarating racing from some of the top horses, jockeys and trainers in the UK — as well as collecting top tips for who to back at Cheltenham Festival in March. 

Alongside the racing, the free Family Fun Zone provides a whole day of entertainment to keep little racegoers happy, including the Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show; a real-life Card Ninja; and circus skills from the Dapper Chaps between 11am and 3.45pm, all accompanied by comedy nonsense from host Howard Read. 

There's also bouncy castles, craft activities and face painting, with live music in the Guinness Village and The Centaur after the racing, too. 


New Year's Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse


Monday 1 January 2024


Gates open at 10.30am with the first race at 12.10pm


Tickets cost from £12 for the Best Mate Enclosure; from £30 for the Club/Tatts Enclosure; and under 18s can attend for free with a paying adult


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