Official Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages Available
Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th of March 2024
With 28 Races over 4 days. £4.5 Million in Prize money, and over 270,000 racegoers, this is the much-anticipated Cheltenham Festival. One of the sport’s highest honours…
The Cheltenham Festival action starts with seven races on Day One. The feature race is the iconic Unibet Champion Hurdle at 3:30pm, with prize money of over £450,000.
Another seven races to enjoy. The feature race of the day is The betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, a race in which saw Altior produce a record-breaking performance of 19 consecutive Jump races, including reclaiming the Queen Mother Champion Chase title at The Festival.
Day Three of The Cheltenham Festival traditionally celebrates St Patrick’s Day and every year the atmosphere is second to none with a quality seven racecard on offer. This racecard includes two feature races – The Ryanair Chase followed by The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle Race.
What it’s all been building to, Gold Cup Day! Day Four of The Cheltenham Festival concludes four incredible days of racing. The Chetanham Gold Cup has created legends in the racing world and 2020 was no different. The greatest chasers in Britain and Ireland line up at 3:30pm every year to be presented the original 1924 Gold Cup. In 2020, Willie Mullins won his second Cheltenham Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo.
Cheltenham Festival Hospitality
Luxurious hospitality facilities, our packages include…
- Club passes
- Morning coffee on arrival
- Champagne Reception
- Three course Silver service lunch
- Full afternoon tea
- Complimentary bar (excluding champagne)
- Racing newspapers
- Reserved car parking labels (1 per 4 guests)
- TV Coverage
- Guest speaker
- Live entertainment
- Tote betting facilities
- Event documentation Hostess table service
To book now please contact us on 01786 232529 or [email protected]
The first ever Cheltenham Gold Cup took place in 1819 and was the main attraction of a three-day event. Over the next two decades the races soared in popularity and a big carnival grew alongside the race meeting every year. The social elite were drawn to Cheltenham by the lavish parties hosted in the fashionable spa town, whilst the masses were entertained on the hill opposite by sideshows, drinking and gambling booths. The evangelistic Rector of Cheltenham, Reverend Francis Close, fervently preached about the evils of horse racing and gambling. His congregation became so whipped up that they disrupted the 1829 race meeting by throwing bottles and rocks at the horses and jockeys. The Reverend was also behind an arson attack the following year which entirely destroyed the facilities.
The Cheltenham Festival, originally the National Hunt Meeting, finally settled at Prestbury Park where it has remained ever since. The 27 races at the four-day festival now consist of 14 chases, 12 hurdle races and 1 flat, or bumper, race. Over the years, Cheltenham Festival has grown into one of the biggest and most prestigious of the jump meetings.
Irish-bred and trained horses still dominate national hunt racing today, so it’s no surprise that ‘St Patrick’s Day’ is renowned for an atmosphere that is second to none. There’s no formal dress code for any of the days at Cheltenham, however many racegoers like to sport some tweed for the event. It could be Savile Row or vintage, no one minds, just go for it.
In 2015 the venue underwent a £45m redevelopment. This included transforming the Hospitality areas into some of the finest in the country. For more info on how to book, please call 01786 232529.