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 Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH Tel: 01242 226 226 Fax: 01242 224 227

Cheltenham racecourse

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Course Description
Cheltenham Racecourse is a stunning natural amphitheatre. But it's the undulations of the course, the test of the fences and hurdles and the fight to the finish up the legendary Cheltenham hill that combine to test the true strength of any thoroughbred racehorse and rider.

The bulk of the racing takes place on The Old Course and the New Course, with the Cross Country Steeplechase course hosting three memorable races each season.


The Best Mate Enclosure: Directly opposite the main stands, The Best Mate Enclosure is tremendous value with a great view of the racing, a variety of food choices, plus extensive betting facilities and bars. At The Festival, entertainment includes leading 'cover' bands.

Tattersalls and Club Enclosure: Every day except The Open Saturday, Boylesports International Saturday and The Festival, Tattersalls and Club combine to form one enclosure. This allows access to the Members' Lawn, viewing steps, paddock and, weather permitting, the centre of the course by the final fence.

At The Festival, the Guinness Village near the final fence extends the Tattersalls enclosure with extra viewing steps, bars, bands and other entertainment.

Club Enclosure: Club is Cheltenham's most exclusive enclosure with the best viewing and refreshment offerings. A Club Day badge for the Open Saturday, Boylesports International Saturday or The Festival entitles you to use all the facilities within Tattersalls.

The Centaur: Club and Tattersalls ticket holders at all meetings can use the Centaur. With over 1000 additional seats, a big screen to watch all the racing, along with a full range of betting options, food and bars, it also hosts live music after racing at The Festival and at our evening meeting in April.

By Car: The course is situated on the A435 north of Cheltenham five miles from the M5 turn off.

By Rail: The nearest station is Cheltenham Spa. There is a bus service from the station to the course, two hours before the first race.