The famous Cheltenham roar awaits on Day One of The Festival™. As the tapes rise for the opening race, horsemen and racegoers alike rejoice as the 12-month wait is over and racing's favourite fixture is back.
The first day of The Festival™ features the most important hurdle race of the season, the Unibet Champion Hurdle. In 2017, Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'Air took the honours and began Noel Fehily's most successful festival to date. Champion Day also features the ever-competitive OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race and The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.
Day One of The Festival™ is full of nerves and anticipation as the greatest week in racing begins, and the famous roar can finally be released.
The first day of The Festival™ treats racegoers to music from Taylor and the Mason, The Hipcats as well as The Wickermen.
The team here at Cheltenham have some Top Tips to make your day a success:
Wear: Comfy shoes, there is plenty to see on Champion Day
See: The first race, you won’t want to miss the famous Cheltenham roar
Get involved: Make sure you tag us in your social media posts @CheltenhamRaces
Important Ticket Information
Please note that prices include VAT. Click for Ticket Terms & Conditions.
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 Winner's 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.
Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.
The Tattersalls Enclosure gives you a good choice of viewing and refreshment options, including access to: our Tattersalls grandstand viewing steps; the Paddock and Winner's 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.
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.
The Guinness Grandstand is situated opposite the last fence and gives an excellent view of the races. Please note that, in addition to purchasing a seat within the grandstand, you will also need to buy an admission ticket (Club or Tattersalls).
Club Enclosure ticket & Final Flight entry
Club Enclosure Ticket
Tattersalls Enclosure Ticket
Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
Final Flight Bar only available with Club admission or Members Badge
Club admission ticket
Car parking (1 per 2 people)
TV racing coverage
Tote betting service
Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
Coffee and biscuits
5 course a la carte menu
To book hospitality please call our dedicated hospitality team on 01242 537 653
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.
Not available to purchase online. Please call our team on 01242 537 653.
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.
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.
To book Private Boxes please call our team on 01242 537 653.
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