Cheltenham Festival 2023 live tips, news and more (2023)

The 2023 Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner and there's not long to wait.

The meeting kicks off Tuesday with four days of high-profile racing at Prestbury Park.

Tuesday's action sees Constitution Hill improve its reputation by winning the Champion Hurdle, a year after its emphatic victory in the Supreme Novices' Hurdles.

He will face six rivals including the pair of Willie Mullins, State Man and Vauban, who respectively won the County Hurdle and Triumph Hurdle 12 months ago.

But Honeysuckle, who has won Day 1 for the past two years, will not be among the Nicky Henderson-trained six-year-old's opponents.

Instead, she will be looking to win the mare barrier a second time after winning the race in 2020.

There are five more races on Tuesday including the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and Arkle Chase.

We'll bring you all the pre-festival news throughout Monday and have a new live blog every day from Tuesday once the action gets underway.

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Paul Nicholls runner on day one

Paul Nicholls will do his best all week to keep the Irish challengers at bay and has three runners on the festival's opening day.

The first of these comes in the corral of chief novices when he will saddle Tahmuras. Tahmuras is undefeated over hurdles.

The last of these victories came at the Tolworth Novices' Class 1 Hurdle at Sandown.

Paul only spoke alongbetfair.comand said he has a lot of skill, was well schooled on Thursday morning and probably wants two and a half miles by now. Tahmuras pressed on determinedly to land the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown and the form of that race was advertised very well. The faster you drive in the Supreme, the better it runs. I see him in the form of Noland and Al Ferof, two strong stayers who won this race for us. He's in great shape and has a good chance.

It will be interesting to see how his form holds up against the Irish battalion.

Nicholls' team runner-up for the day rides in the Ultima. Threeunderthrufive has found life tough away from that high mark this year and Paul said he thinks he's still a bit high in the handicap but is hoping for a good run.

He's found life harder this season and his handicap mark is probably still at least 5 pounds too high. Threeunderthrufive have won at Cheltenham before and will master the floor so I'm hoping for a good run on a first tongue tie.

His runners' finale for the day comes in the day's penultimate race in the form of Afadil in the Boodles Handicap Hurdle.

Afadil was impressive winning his first two hurdles for Nicholls but was disappointed last time out when his blood didn't quite match. If you were going to forgive him that run, he should have a chance in a wide-open race.

His blood was wrong when we brought him home from Haydock but it was back to 100% when we tested him a few days ago and he is happy with his work again. If he hadn't run at Haydock he'd be smaller on the Boodles bets and I'd say he has a lively shot either way.

Nicholls can look forward to some of his better chances later in the week as Hermes Allen and Bravemansgame have their best chances of getting on the scoreboard.

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The festival's opening race is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and bookmakers fear a disastrous start if Facile Vega is set to cross the finish line.

Punters are sticking to the Mullins-trained runner with Paul Townend on board. The bettors are happy to forgive the son of Cheltenham hero Quevega.

Facile Vega, Lossiemouth and State Man this

— Rennpost (@RacingPost)March 13, 2023

Facile Vega was tailed in the field at Leopardstown as they were driving very fast early in the morning and was found to be lame the next day.

Paul Townend told Ladbrokes exclusively that Facile Vega is one of my main riders at the festival and it's great to have him in the first race.

Paul admits you have to be the forgiving type to forget your last run but thinks they may have gotten the tactics wrong that day and is looking forward to having the opportunity to make the last day right.

Paul Townend told Ladbrokes exclusively that there was no denying that the Dublin Racing Festival had to forgive him. We probably got the tactics wrong, but this is a different day, track and race. Please God we can make up for this defeat.

Ladbrokes are very fearful for the day whether Facile Vega will get away in the first race as players weighed in behind him.

Ladbrokes' Nicola McGeady said: "Facile Vega and Honeysuckle are our main concerns tomorrow. The dream start to the festival for us would be beating Willie Mullins' favourite. It would certainly calm the nerves, that's for sure. Overall, however, it looks like tomorrow could be a close battle between bettors and bookies.”

All will be revealed just after 1:30 tomorrow.

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Charlie Swan compares Constitution Hill to Istabraq

The main race on day one is the Champion Hurdle and Constitution Hill is the one to beat. He was a revelation about hurdles and looks like he could be one of the best hurdlers we've seen lately.

One man who has ridden one of the finest hurdlers of modern times is Charlie Swan, who accompanied Istabraq to three champion hurdle wins.

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Speaking to Boylesports, Swan compared Constitution Hill to the mighty Istabraq.

“He's an amazing, amazing horse. He seems to have everything - he has speed, he lays well, he jumps well and you can ride him anywhere. You know, he would remind you of Istabraq. He has an incredible amount. Istabraq was quite similar in that he jumped twice as fast and that's what you need to win champion hurdles."

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Swan loves everything about Constitution Hill and doesn't see a chance he'll be beaten if he shows up in good form, although he says State Man is a good horse.

"He looks unbeatable. I think he can only be beaten if he's not right that day. Anything can happen and that's why we always have to attack each other because horses are not robots - they can have days off.”

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Like many racing fans, he is very passionate about Constitution Hill and thinks he could be one of the best hurdlers in racing.

“However, he has the potential to become one of the greats. He's trained by a good man, owned by a good man, and ridden by a good guy too. So there's no reason he can't. He's got all the ability as long as he stays healthy, but it's not easy.

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Going unbeaten under the rules, Constitution Hill is a very hot favorite to hold that record.

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Rachael Blackmore remembers last year's Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is the week's main race and last year's winner, A Plus Tard aims to emulate Al Boum Photo and Best Mate by competing back-to-back in the most prestigious race of the year.

Earlier in the week, speaking exclusively to Betfair, Rachael recalled that special day.

Rachael remembers the closing stages of the race and how you can usually hear the commentator and the sounds of the crowd, but at that moment there was only one thing on her mind.

"You're so focused on the race that you can't hear the sounds of the crowd as much as you might think."

"When you cross the line, it's like suddenly - like A Plus Tard did - you're letting in all the outside elements and being swamped by this immense noise. It's incredible line, it's like someone just pushes the volume knob and cranks it all the way up."

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Blackmore is reunited with A Plus Tard as they attempt to emulate some of the greats by going back to back. Blackmore thrives on the pressure of riding these horses to the top of the market and wouldn't want to start the biggest week of the year any differently.

"There's so much expectation that goes into a week like this but I think it's pressure you want."

I want to feel like it's going to continue next week because that in turn means I've got some very good rides next week. It's pressure, but oddly enough, it's pressure you crave and want. "

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Blackmore heads into the week with plenty of live chances, and at the top are two horses who won last year's festival, Honeysuckle and A Plus Tard. We wish Rachael all the best this week and hope Honeysuckle can shine in the mare corral on opening day.

Latest Gold Cup odds courtesy of

Betfair: Gold Cup Winner 2023

Field Scamp 6/4

Bravemansgame 6/1

See you later 2/15

Edler Yeats 8/1

Statler 9/1

Merged 12/1

Protectorate 12/1

Ahoy Senor 14/1

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Hewick 20/1

Minella Indo 20/1

Sounds Russian 20/1

The real Whacker 25/1

Royal Chaos 33/1

Eldorado Allen 66/1

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Leading driver and coach bets

While the horse is the main attraction of the week, the top jockey and trainer title is an interesting part of the week.

As with many races throughout the week, the combination of Paul Townend and Willie Mullins is a very popular choice and has odds in their respective categories.

Last year Townend finished the meeting clear at the top of the jockey score with six winners and is a clear favorite to repeat the feat with 2/5.

Mullins dominated the trainer standings with 11 winners and looks set to do the same this year at an 1/8 premium.

Gordon Elliot looks certain to have a good week with five favorites heading into the week and plenty of other horses with chances but he will need a perfect week to dethrone Mullins at the top of the standings.

Betfair: Cheltenham Festival Top-Jockey

Paul Townend: 2/5

Nico de Boinville: 5/1

Danny Mullins: 7/1

Davy Russell: 1.12

Rachel Blackmore: 20/1

Betfair: Cheltenham Festival Top-Trainer

Willie Mullins: 1/8

Gordon Elliott: 7/1

Nicky Henderson: 8/1

Paul Nicholls: 33/1

Henry De Bromhead: 33/1

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day one floor

With a dry forecast being the first signs of the month, the rain has come and the ground will be on the slow side when racing begins tomorrow.

"I think we will be on soft ground at the beginning."

Jon Pullin, Instructor at@CheltenhamRaces, will discuss ground conditions ahead of this week's festival, which starts tomorrow#RoadToCheltenham

- Racing TV (@RacingTV)March 13, 2023

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The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdlers

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The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle looks like a very tricky puzzle and is currently 13/2 the field with 26 runners set to make their way.

Leading the market is Charles Byrnes' Run For Oscar (13/2). Run For Oscar was a good two-way horse for Charles, who won the Cesawitch flatback in October. He has completed two nice preparation runs for the race and has a chance as a favourite.

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Camprond (7/1) is the next best bet and seems to have a very good chance. After a couple of below average runs and a failed stint while chasing, he's returning to the hurdles from a very nice mark. Last year he was fourth in that race when conditions turned against him but he made no mistake winning easily at Punchestown by a pound less than running away here.

HMS Seahorse (17/2) is another high quality dual purpose horse that has done very well for the hurdle race. Since joining Paul Nolan's court he has won twice on the flat and easily made a competitive handicap hurdle at Navan. The gelding surgery prior to this run seems to have worked the oracle and he might have a few pounds up his sleeve.

In the same colors as last year's Commander Of Fleet, this is Beacon Edge (12/1). He's been good company lately and is returning to Handicaps. He already ran in the Stayers Hurdle in 2021 and finished fourth. Then he went hunting and while he may have won a Grade A, he never seemed quite comfortable. He has since returned to the hurdles well this season and seems to be in love with the game again. I think he's a live runner in a very competitive race.

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Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase Runner

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The penultimate race of the day is the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase. This again looks like an extremely competitive race with twenty runners lined up for positions. The Irish appear to have a stranglehold on the top of the market.

Global Citizen Wins the Grand Annual Chase!#GrandAnnual #GrandAnnualChase #Cheltenham #CheltFest #Cheltenham2022 #Run #Horse race #CheltenhamFestival #UKRacing #The

— BetAndSkill (@betandskill)March 16, 2022

JP McManus is also represented by Dinoblue (11/2) and A Wave Of The Sea (40/1). Dinoblue looks like a horse made for such a race. She enjoys a good canter and the set-up for this race looks ideal. Even if A Wave Of The Sea doesn't seem to affect his goal, he is an admirable horse that would be a pleasure to own.

Final Orders has been getting stronger over fences, up nearly fifty pounds on his hurdle rating. He has proven to be very versatile, winning rides of two to three miles. He looked better than ever when he won at Leopardstown and goes into the race as one of the favorites, priced at 5/1.

In terms of prizes, Third Time Lucki (10/1) seems to be the best of the English challengers. After being out of the winners' enclosure for almost a year, he returned to form to win at Sandown last time out. There is no doubt that he has the ability to win a race of this nature but he will have to do his best to keep the Irish runners out of the winner's enclosure.

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Weatherby Champion Bumper Runner

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper has attracted a large field of 24 runners, of which Willie Mullins will saddle 10.

"She could be anything."@WillieMullinsNHhat 88#CheltenhamFestivalWinner & has 74 runners at this year's meet

Among them are 10 in the@weatherbysltdChampion Bumper, with a nod to Fun Fun Fun#RoadToCheltenham

- Racing TV (@RacingTV)March 13, 2023

Wille Mullins seems to have a very strong hand, but he doesn't saddle the favorite. Coached by John Kiely, A Dream To Share is the current favourite. A Dream To Share was impressive as he won two summer bumpers before being rested.

He came back from that break to win at the Dublin Racing Festival, beating Fact To File who recaptured and selected Patrick Mullins. A Dream To Share needs to prove he can handle softer underfoot conditions but seems to have a chance as a favourite.

JP McManus has bought stunning Leopardstown winner A DREAM TO SHARE in a private deal!!

He remains in training with John

– Stephen R Power (@Rennblogger)February 10, 2023

Paul Townend has chosen to ride It's For Me who was a very impressive winner in his only start under the rules at Navan. As with all of these runners, there's not much form to judge from and they could be anything.

Gordon Elliot's team is led by Better Days Ahead, who won at the Fairyhouse against Chapeau De Soleil, who resists again. Better Days Ahead looks like a good horse for the future and he will do well in jumping. King Of Kingsfield, No Time To Wait and Samui are the others running for Team Elliot.

Fun Fun Fun, Western Diego, Westport Cove, Chosen Witness, Lecky Watson, Loughglynn and Captain Cody are the remaining members of the Mullins Battalion.

The England challenge will be led by Queens Gamble, who not long ago was a favorite for the race after winning a listed bumper over track and distance. She underperformed the last time she might have gone home early. If she can get back to her best form, she's not out.

Captain Teague, Favor And Fortune, Fiercely Proud, Beachcomber and Shinji make up the English representatives.

Encanto Bruno, Fascile Mode and D Art D Art for Thomas Cooper are the rest of the Irish challenge.

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase runners

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase attracts 16 runners and the race looks like another great opportunity for the Irish to put another winner on the board.

Delta Work leads the strong Irish challenge. Delta Work lowered the colors of racing legend Tiger Roll at this race last year. He had a smooth start to the race and appears to have a good chance of giving Gordon Elliot a third race win from the last three overtimes.

delta work

— Rennpost (@RacingPost)March 13, 2023

If Delta Work isn't set to win, his stablemate Galvin looks like the next best thing. Galvin is a former Grade 1 winner and finished fourth at last year's Gold Cup. He's been a bit of a disappointment since his first win this season but being relegated to this type of race should make him more comfortable and get him back on his feet.

Another former Class 1 winner returning to cross country racing is Franco De Port. He is another horse whose form has waned and who is competitive in Class 1 races. He will enjoy the drop in class and once he gets used to the nature of this race it can be competitive.

Gin On Lime, Foxy Jacks, Plan Of Attack, Mortal and Hardline make up the rest of the Irish Challenge for the race while Back On The Lash, Deise Aba, Snow Leopardess, Diesel D'Allier, Lieutenant Rocca, Coup De Pinceau, Francky Du Berlais and former Easysland race winner make up the home team.

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Champion Chase Statements

7 runners were declared to take their chance in the Champion Chase.

Editeur Du Gite, Edwardstone and Energumene have their rematch from the Clarence House Chase when Editeur Du Gite came out on top.

What a degree!

Editeur Du Gite contests a struggling Edwardstone in a thrilling finish to the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase for Niall Houlihan and Gary Moore@gary_racing @niall_houli @albert_bartlett

– CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces)28 January 2023

Edwardstone looked like the likely winner as he jumped last and led Editeur Du Gite, but he fought back valiantly and led his rival in the final steps with Energumene in third place.

Energumene was unlikely to find form that day and should be closer this time. The Champion Chase is always one of the best races of the week and this year's renewal looks as exciting as any.

While there may not be a standout two-mile chaser among them, this looks like a great competition.

Captain Guinness, last year's runner-up Funambule Sivola, Greaneteen and Nube Negra make up the rest of the field.

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Brown Advisory Novices Chase Statements

11 runners are competing for the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase. Gerri Colombe is leading the market and seems a very worthy favorite.

Gerri Colombe is undefeated and looks like he could be an equally exciting contender to run at the festival. The bottom seems to be coming in his favor and will be a tough bet.

Willie Mullins is well represented again with five runners heading for the post. Sir Gerhard seems to be their choice. He won on this map last year when he won the Ballymore. His season was rushed after missing the first half through injury.

He made his debut over fences at Gowran. His jumping let him down early on as he made a terrible mistake at the end and luckily stayed in the race with one lap to go. He must have improved from that performance to play here.

Sir Gerhards Irish Jig@gowranpark. You stick your left leg in and your right leg out... HealyRacing

– Anne Marie Duff (@amdracing)26 January 2023

Sir Gerhard is joined by stablemates Adamantly Chosen, Bronn, I Am Maximux and Ramillies.

The Real Whacker has shown his fondness for Cheltenham, winning twice over fences there this season. He looks like fences made him and he's sure to make a bold bid from the front.

Last year's Stayers Hurdle runner-up Thyme Hill takes his chance here. Last time he showed his best effect winning the Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton but the form of that race is questionable although he was impressive.

Amirite, Thunder Rock and Gallia Des Liteaux make up the rest of the field.

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Ballymore Novices' Obstacle Explanations

Wednesday's race begins with the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle. 10 runners are declared to run with Impaire Et Passe, the favorite, after he was a big talking horse at the Cheltenham Preview Circuit. Willie Mullins has also declared Champ Kiely, Gaelic Warrior and Ho My Lord.

Barry Connell has made no secret of how confident he is in Good Land and he will take his chance here. Barry has said in several interviews that he believes he has the best horse in the race. It will be interesting to see how he fares against the Mullins Battalion.

"I think we have the top two horses in each of the races."

Barry Connell remains exceptionally optimistic about the chances of Marine Nationale (Supreme) and Good Land (Ballymore).#CheltenhamFestival

- Racing TV (@RacingTV)March 12, 2023

The home team is led by Paul Nicholls-trained Hermes Allen, who was the favorite for the race before word of Impaire Et Passe broke. Hermes Allen spoke on the track and has been flawless so far. It will be interesting to see how his form compares to the Irish form.

American Mike is on a salvage mission after two lackluster performances. Last year's Champion Bumper runner-up impressed on his debut over hurdles at Down Royal before completing two disappointing runs. The ability to be there in the finish is definitely there, it just depends on him showing up in the same form he was at Cheltenham last year.

This looks like a great race to get Wednesday's racing going.

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The Cheltenham Festival is finally upon us, with tomorrow's races starting at 1.30am with the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and going through to Friday's final race, the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at 5.30am.

Throughout the four days you can follow this live blog for the latest updates from Prestbury Park as new stories trickle down and react to each race.

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We'll keep the reader updated on how the Irish runners are faring and keep a close eye on Gordon Elliot, Willie Mullins and Rachael Blackmore each morning, with all of their intended runners/rides available from 7am.

The four days promise to be very exciting as there are plenty of big name clashes throughout the week. So be sure to follow the blog for the latest news.


Can I wear jeans at Cheltenham Festival? ›

Racegoers can now wear whatever they like at the event – including trainers, jogging bottoms and ripped jeans – as long as it is not offensive or football kit. Organisers have issued only one 'very simple' piece of guidance to race going hopefuls - come 'dressed to feel your best'.

Can you wear fancy dress to Cheltenham Festival? ›

During The Cheltenham Festival, fancy dress is not permitted in Hospitality, restaurant facilities, or in the Club Enclosure. Fancy dress is permitted in other areas as long as the outfit isn't offensive, and at our discretion, we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise.

Who is the most successful jockey at the Cheltenham Festival? ›

Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey of all time at the Cheltenham Festival but one of his most famous rides was on a loser.

What should I wear to Cheltenham Festival? ›

Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham.

From feathers to tweed, dresses to hats, anything goes at The Festival. Gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and ladies often opt for hats, in all enclosures, restaurants and hospitality facilities. Top model Frankie Herbert, was the 2020 fashion ambassador.

What is the best day to go to Cheltenham? ›

Cheltenham Festival is regarded as the biggest festival of the racing season and Friday is the highlight of all four days with the Gold Cup. Gold Cup day caps off a tremendous week of top-class action with big prize money awaiting the winner of the showpiece.

Can you take a hip flask into Cheltenham races? ›

Anyone who has ever paid close to £10 for a festival pint knows how strong the urge to pack a cost-saving hip flask can be. However, just like Glastonbury, at Cheltenham's Festival you will not be allowed in with any form of your own consumables. This means both booze, water and food.

Can you wear jeans to a festival? ›

DO: wear denim. Shorts, jeans, jackets and shirts, they're all welcome at festivals and make an easy go-to if you're unsure what to wear but still want to look cool.

Can you wear black jeans to Cheltenham? ›

2) A silhouette skimming skirt

A tweed skirt, or the new Anna Lascata suede skirt are great options. Otherwise, the relaxed dress code at Cheltenham means it is acceptable to wear a smart pair of jeans and many do. White or dark fitted jeans are both popular with attendees.

Can you take alcohol into Cheltenham Festival? ›

Please kindly note that bringing your own alcoholic drink on site is strictly prohibited. Cheltenham operates a responsible drinking policy and all staff are trained to the highest standards. Please note that visitors to Cheltenham Racecourse will be restricted to buying up to four alcoholic drinks at a time.

Who has trained the most Cheltenham winners? ›

Who are the most successful Cheltenham festival trainers of all time? Willie Mullins sits comfortably clear as the most successful Cheltenham Festival trainer of all time, with 88 winners. Next up is Nicky Henderson with 72 winners, whilst Paul Nicholls is currently third with 46 winners.

How much do Cheltenham jockeys make? ›

The range for jump racing jockeys sits between 8 and 9 percent, most of the time, whilst flat racing jockeys find their prize money cut sitting at around seven percent. Under both codes, jockeys take home 3.5 per cent of placed prize-money, with the only deduction being a 10 per cent cut to their agent.

How much do Cheltenham jockeys get paid? ›

Most of the time the range for jump racing jockeys sits between 8 and 9 percent, whilst flat racing jockeys find their prize money cut sitting at around 7 percent. Regardless of whether you're talking about jump racing or flat racing, they'll receive 3.5 percent of a placed finish's prize money.

Can you wear jeans to the races? ›

Wear whatever makes you comfortable. During the regular work week, most people at the races have on jeans and t-shirts. If you're going on a big race day and don't want to dress up, stick with a comfortable pair of pants and polo shirt. That goes for ladies and gentlemen.

Which enclosure is best at Cheltenham? ›

There's no better way to enjoy the day at Cheltenham than from the Club Enclosure, our most premier enclosure. It's an experience to remember with access to all public areas and spectacular views from the main grandstand, lawn or Winning Post.

Do you get searched at Cheltenham Festival? ›

All bags will be searched upon entry which may delay your entry into the racecourse. Please allow time for your bag to be searched. Handbags and backpacks (of an appropriate size for a day out) will be allowed into the enclosures.

Is Cheltenham safe at night? ›

Cheltenham is generally a place of safety in the evening. Depending on where you are staying, there are a lot of good restaurants/hotels in the Montpelier area - Monty's, Hotel Du Vin, Strada, Prezzo etc which should suffice. 3. Re: Is Cheltenham safe in the evening?

Is Cheltenham expensive? ›

Is Cheltenham an expensive place to live? The town is an expensive place to buy a property, with house prices being around £100,000 over the UK average.

Which is better to visit Cheltenham or Gloucester? ›

It's known as a bit of a shopping destination, and also has lots of fab bars and restaurants to enjoy. And, of course, being a spa town makes Cheltenham a perfect destination for a spa weekend. What is this? Gloucester, on the other hand, has more attractions and historic sights, most notably its incredible cathedral.

Can I wear a blue suit to Cheltenham? ›

Do not wear a bright blue suit and avoid anyone wearing one, especially when teamed with a satin tie and cheap brown loafers. This is good advice for any social event.

Are there sniffer dogs at Cheltenham? ›

dogs. - Detection dog notices are erected on routes to the main entrances. - Drug amnesty bins are positioned – 2 at each entrance, for any customers wanting to dispose of illegal drugs prior to entrance into the Enclosures. They are weighted down to ensure they cannot be moved and are securely locked.

How much is a pint at Cheltenham Races? ›

The Centaur hosts comedy, music and sporting events throughout the year and has a maximum capacity of 2,250. The £7.50 pint at Cheltenham topped the standings for the highest charge for a pint of Guinness across all racecourses in Britain and Ireland in the Racing Post's Racecourse Prices Index.

Should I take a pillow to a festival? ›

Taking a pillow to a festival is vital, and often an essential many people forget to bring. The quality of your pillow can either make or break your night's sleep, so it's important to bring one with you when you are attending festivals this year.

Is it OK to wear black on festival? ›

Indians generally prefer to avoid black during any auspicious occassion such as a Pooja or any festivals. Generally it is presumed that wearing the colour black reflects sadness and you are not supposed to be sad on these days.

Can I wear leggings to a festival? ›

As long as they're the right kind—and you don't look like you've just walked out of a sweaty HIIT class—leggings can be the perfect choice for a festival,” says Cat Meffan, a British fitness blogger who's always on the lookout for pairs that pass the Glastonbury test—i.e. go with her rain boots.

What to wear to Cheltenham 2023? ›

Think along the lines of a suit, or jacket with a skirt or a pair of smart trousers. Then have a blouse or jumper (or both) under your jacket. An overcoat and warm poncho will finish off your clothing. You will feel great, keep warm, look great, and will blend in perfectly'.

Does Cheltenham have a dress code? ›

Racegoers can wear what they like to Cheltenham Festival in 2023, as The Jockey Club removes formal dress codes from all of its racecourses. Formal dress codes are no more at The Jockey Club racecourses, with racegoers free to wear whatever they like to its events - including Cheltenham Festival this March 2023.

Can you wear chinos to Cheltenham Festival? ›

It is most probably easier for men to dress for the Festival, donning a suit or a pair of smart chinos and they are sorted. However, one note for all the male racegoers out there, PLEASE WEAR SOCKS.

Can you smoke at Cheltenham Festival? ›

Is smoking and vaping allowed at Cheltenham Racecourse? It is not permitted to smoke or vape on the public steppings and seated public balconies of the grandstand, to include the likes of Insurance seats, Guinness Grandstand etc. Smoking and vaping is permitted in other outdoor areas.

How much Guinness is drunk at Cheltenham Festival? ›

In 2020, it was estimated that 265,000 pints of Guinness were drunk during the Cheltenham Festival.

Can you drink tap water in Cheltenham? ›

Yes! you can drink the water in Cheltenham. Cheltenham water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Cheltenham water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink.

Which trainer does best at Cheltenham? ›

That's because Mullins trained a record 10 winners at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and is set to send over a fearsome squad from his Closutton HQ in a bid to smash his previous best and reach the magic 100 mark. WELCOME TO PADDY POWER NEWS!

Who is the top trainer at Cheltenham? ›

Fergal O'Brien21324
Nigel Twiston-Davies25024
Henry de Bromhead, Ireland12619
David Pipe11710
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Which horse has won the most Cheltenham Gold Cups? ›

The all-time most successful horse in the Cheltenham Gold Cup is Golden Miller, who won it a total of five times across five consecutive years – 1932 to 1936. The top all-time Cheltenham Gold Cup jockey is Pat Taaffe, who won a total of four times – three times on Arkle (1964-66) and one on Fort Leney (1968).

Who is the richest horse jockey? ›

The winningest Thoroughbred jockey in history is John Velazquez, who has earned $462,834,395 in his long career. He's started over 35,000 races, winning 6,482. The next highest-earning U.S. jockey is Javier Castellano, who has started over 31,000 races with 5,619 wins, for earnings of nearly $378 million.

What is the highest paying horse race? ›

With a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running, the Pegasus World Cup surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the world for the year 2017 & 2018. The purse of the event rose to $16 million in 2018, but dropped to $9 million in 2019.
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes.
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Purse$3 million (2023)
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Do jockeys get paid if they don't win? ›

According to the Jockeys' Guild, the winning jockey gets ten percent of the first place prize money, and the second and third place jockeys get five percent of the second and third place prize money.

What do jockeys get for winning? ›

Prize-money and sponsorship

This ranges from 8.5 to nine per cent of winning prize-money over jumps, depending on the race. It is 6.9 per cent on the Flat. Under both codes they take home 3.5 per cent of placed prize-money.

How do jockeys earn a living? ›

However, as a general rule of thumb Flat jockeys receive around 8.5% of the advertised win prize and 2.61% of the advertised place prize. Jump Jockeys receive around 11.03% of the win prize and 3.44% of the place prize. The riding fee is negotiated annually between the PJA and the ROA.

Who is the highest paid jockey in the UK? ›

Ryan Moore (2000-present)

Coolmore's retained jockey holds the distinction of being the only rider in Britain ever to break the £8m barrier for domestic winnings in a season.

Can you wear jeans to horse racing? ›

Wear whatever makes you comfortable. During the regular work week, most people at the races have on jeans and t-shirts. If you're going on a big race day and don't want to dress up, stick with a comfortable pair of pants and polo shirt. That goes for ladies and gentlemen.

Can you wear denim to the races? ›

Don't: Wear anything casual like denim, sportswear, untailored pants and jackets, leggings, sneakers or thongs (shoes that go between the first two toes).

Are jeans acceptable for casual? ›

T-shirts, jeans and trainers: all are allowed under a casual dress code. The key principle is that you should only wear clean clothing without any ragged or visibly damaged areas. Flip-flops, shorts or baggy clothing such as sweatpants or hoodies are not entirely welcome.

Is it acceptable to wear jeans? ›

Jeans are usually considered business casual, with some exceptions. Business casual jeans should be clean and in good condition, free of any tears, fading or fraying. Avoid bright-colored jeans or styles that have flashy details, in favor of classic styles that you can pair with accessories or layers as needed.

What not to wear to the races? ›

Although far from compulsory in all enclosures, smart dress is the accepted dress code for racegoers. Trainers and shorts are widely regarded as unacceptable, although not forbidden in some enclosures or at some meetings. The classic Flat racing attire for men is a collared shirt with trousers and smart shoes.

Do you wear heels to the races? ›

Practical Shoes Are the Best Option

Style Notes: The golden rule of dressing for the races is to try avoiding high heels altogether because you will be on your feet all day. You'll likely also have to walk far from the station or car park to the stands.

What are horse riding jeans called? ›

Jodhpurs, in their modern form, are tight-fitting trousers to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horse riding.

What should I bring to the races? ›

  • Watch or GPS.
  • Shoes, orthotics if necessary.
  • Singlet/short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt for race, as weather dictates.
  • Sports bra.
  • Shorts/tights for race, as weather dictates.
  • Socks.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Gels or sports drink if you've been training with them.
May 16, 2002

Can you wear a dinner jacket to the races? ›

Another tip for your minimalist suit is, don't wear a tuxedo. Races aren't the right event for a tuxedo and dinner jackets are too heavy for summer.

Do you need a tie for the races? ›

It's fine to wear either a bow tie or regular neck ties for a day at the races. A bow tie will help you stand out but sporting a bow tie can be a little risky especially if it won't match well with your suit.

What are the 6 types of casual attire? ›

  • Sundress.
  • Long or short skirt.
  • Khakis or nice jeans.
  • Shorts (depending on occasion and climate)
  • Plain T-shirt (no slogans), polo shirt, turtleneck.
  • Casual button-down blouse.

What is casual wear for a woman? ›

The casual dress code typically consists of jeans, T-shirts, and cardigans. If you prefer skirts and sneakers, go for them! This is a relaxed and comfortable type of dressing – have some fun!

What is dressy casual attire for a woman? ›

What does dressy casual mean? It's a way to describe an overall aesthetic that is basically not-all-the-way-formal-but-please-don't-wear-jean-shorts. Swann explains that dressy casual is typically requested for daytime weddings—and the earlier the event, the less formal the attire.

When should you stop wearing jeans? ›

Based on the final data, the researchers recommend ditching denim by the time you reach 53 years old. It's not because you're making a fashion faux pas, though. In truth, it just becomes harder to find a pair that fits by that age.

Can we wear belly with jeans? ›

Jean styles are universal — every body type can rock any jean style. Traditionally, however, high- or mid-rise jeans offer round bellies a more comfortable fit. So, if you want to feel supported, look for a more high-rise design, like the Lane Bryant Tighter Tummy Fit High Rise Straight Jean.

Where not to wear jeans? ›

6 Occasions When Wearing Denim Is Totally Inappropriate
  • On a job interview. If your industry is corporate, this one's a no brainer, but we'd extend this rule to even the most informal sectors too. ...
  • At a baptism or bris. ...
  • On the slopes. ...
  • At a cocktail-attire event. ...
  • To the theater.
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