Champion Day

The famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday signals the moment when the 12 month wait is over and racing’s favourite fixture is back.

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Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.
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Club

What does this include?

The Club Enclosure gives you the widest choice of viewing and refreshment options, including access to: wonderful views from our main grandstand viewing steps and lawn; the Paddock and Winners Enclosure viewing steps to study the horses pre and post-race; the centre of the course by the final fence (weather permitting); a wide choice of bars, betting and eating options; all the bookmakers in the betting ring; extensive totepool betting facilities; The Centaur and the Hall of Fame and a number of trade stands.

Advanced Single

Early bird prices until 13th March

£80.00 pp

Tattersalls

What does this include?

The Tattersalls Enclosure gives you a good choice of viewing and refreshment options, including access to: our Tattersalls grandstand viewing steps; the Paddock and Winners Enclosure viewing steps to study the horses pre and post-race; a wide choice of bars, betting and eating options; all the bookmakers in the betting ring; extensive totepool betting facilities; The Centaur and Hall of Fame and a number of trade stands.

Advanced Single

Early bird prices until 13th March

£49.00 pp

Advanced Group

Available to groups of 15 plus at The Festival

£35.00 pp

Best Mate

What does this include?

Directly opposite the main grandstand, the Best Mate Enclosure offers tremendous value with a great view of the racing, from a head on position.

The modern, bright grandstand, which was built in 2004 , offers a variety of food choices plus extensive betting facilities and bars.

It does not offer access to the Parade Ring. 

Advanced Single

Early bird prices until 13th March

£35.00 pp

Advanced Group

Available to groups of 15 plus at The Festival

£22.00 pp

Guinness Grandstand

What does this include?

The Guinness Grandstand will be situated in a similar position as always, just beyond the horsewalk overlooking the course to the front and the Guinness Village to the back.

In 2016 the viewing from the stand will be improved with a wider view provided to those who purchase seats. As always the stand will be in line with the final fence and hurdle.

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Advanced Single

Available in advance only. Prices start from

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Guinness View

What does this include?

New for 2016!! The “Guinness View” package  which offers a shared private facility overlooking the famous Guinness Village, Prime Guinness Grandstand seat, Steak sandwich* and fries meal with Irish Themed cups cakes for dessert!

Conveniently located overlooking the Guinness Village and  featuring a cash bar, this private facility for “Guinness View” customers only is a perfect base for the day from which you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Village in style.

Guinness Grandstand Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with only 150 “Guinness View” packages available per day. This includes a Tattersalls ticket.

*vegetarian alternative available 

Advanced Single

Early bird prices until 13th March

£160.00 pp

Hurry! Limited Advanced Tickets. Discount with immediate online booking.

Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

Chez Roux at Cheltenham

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Moët champagne reception
  • Canapés
  • Exquisite 4 course menu
  • Afternoon tea
  • Albert Roux recommended wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes champagne)
  • Racing tipster to highlight top runners & riders

Advanced Single

£720.00 pp

Champions Walk Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Champagne reception
  • Charcuterie selection
  • 4 bowl taster menu
  • Cheese and afternoon tea table
  • Complimentary bar, including house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

£455.00 pp

Horseshoe Pavilion Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Champagne reception
  • 4 course á la carte lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar, including house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

£410.00 pp

The Festival Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 4 course á la carte lunch
  • Afternoon tea

Advanced Single

£360.00 pp

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Gold Cup Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Grand Marque Champagne reception
  • Innovative Chef's table lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar including fine wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)
  • Racing tipster to highlight top runners and riders

Advanced Single

SOLD OUT

Moscow Flyer Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • 2 course hot buffet
  • Light afternoon tea

Advanced Single

£215.00 pp

Final Fence Restaurant

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Champagne reception
  • 4 course grand buffet
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar, including house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

SOLD OUT

Panoramic Restaurant Package (Table of 4)

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 5 course á la carte menu

Advanced Single

SOLD OUT

Panoramic Restaurant Package (Table of 12)

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 5 course á la carte menu

Advanced Single

SOLD OUT

Denman Drive

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Champagne Reception
  • 4 course set menu lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar including house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

£365.00 pp

Paddock View

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 4 course carvery buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea

Advanced Single

£430.00 pp

Cleeve Suite

What does this include?

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • Champagne reception
  • 4 course set menu lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar including house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

SOLD OUT

Hurry! Limited Advanced Tickets. Discount with immediate online booking.

PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE. TO PURCHASE PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES PLEASE CALL 01242 537 653

Long Run Box with Balcony (1st Floor)

What does this include?

Price based on a booking of 40 people (prices will vary dependent on the number of guests) with each box accommodating a minimum of 20 people. 

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 4 course set menu lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tote betting service
  • Complimentary bar including house wine, beers and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

prices per person from

£470.00 pp

Long Run Box with Balcony (2nd Floor)

What does this include?

Price based on a booking of 40 people (prices will vary dependent on the number of guests) with each box accommodating a minimum of 20 people. 

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 4 course set menu lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tote betting service
  • Complimentary bar including house wine, beers and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

prices per person from

£490.00 pp

Long Run Box with Balcony (3rd Floor)

What does this include?

Price based on a booking of 40 people (prices will vary dependent on the number of guests) with each box accommodating a minimum of 20 people. 

  • Club admission ticket
  • Car parking (1 per 2 people)
  • Official Racecard
  • TV racing coverage
  • Tote betting service
  • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
  • Morning coffee and biscuits
  • 4 course set menu lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tote betting service
  • Complimentary bar including house wine, beers and soft drinks (excludes Champagne)

Advanced Single

prices per person from

£565.00 pp

Hi-Lux Chalet

What does this include?

Overlooking the paddock, adjacent to the Members’ Lawn and Guinness Grandstand, you will be able to watch the horses leave and victorious horses return to the parade ring from your chalet balcony. Each chalet accommodates up to 32 for lunch or more guests can be accommodated with buffet style occasional seating. It is a condition of booking that a minimum number of 20 Club enclosure tickets and catering packages are ordered.

Advanced Single

per Hi-Lux Chalet

£8160.00

Private Booth

What does this include?

Located in the heart of The Village the private booths can accommodate parties from 10 guests upwards.

Tickets and catering need to be purhcased in addition.

Advanced Single

prices per Booth

£3540.00 pp

Hurry! Limited Advanced Tickets. Discount with immediate online booking.

Event Details

Cheltenham Racecourse 15/03/2016 | 10:30 - 18:00

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The tapes go up and the famous Cheltenham Roar marks the start of four days of the best Jump racing anywhere in the world. After 12 months, The Festival™ is back and Champion Day is a fitting way to start proceedings with seven nail biting races to enjoy.

The highlight race on the card is the Stan James Champion Hurdle, where in 2015 we saw Faugheen win the race very impressively for trainer Willie Mullins, just one of four winners Willie Mullins had on the first day. Record books were broken as Willie and his charges made it to the Winner’s Enclosure four times that day with Glen’s Melody, Un De Secaux and Douvan.

Seven cracking races and the unique first day atmosphere make this one of the sporting highlights of the year and Cheltenham busiest day of the season, outside of Gold Cup Day. In addition, Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) will be hosting their annual parade before racing in the Paddock at 12.30pm. A list of horses taking part in the parade can be found below. For more details about ROR please visit www.ror.org.uk.

Comply or Die – Dressage (Verity Green)
Denman – Team Chasing (Charlotte Alexander)
Jack The Giant – Showing (Allister Hood)
Kasbah Bliss
Mikael D’Haugenet – Dressage (Lesley Sutton)
Punjabi – Dressage (Rachael Kempster)
Sizing Europe – Rosemary Connors (Showing)
Tranquil Sea – Showjumping/Dressage (Clemmie Shipp)
Oh Crick – Eventing (Holly Nicholson)
Forpadydeplasterer – Joanne Quirke
Please note that tickets for The Festival™ will not be dispatched until September.

Ticket prices for The Festival™ increase closer to the event. The first price increase occurred at midnight on Saturday 24th October, prices increased again at midnight on Sunday 15th November. The next price increase takes place at midnight on Saturday 30th January and finally on Sunday 13th March.

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Please note that prices include VAT.
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