Festival Trials Day

The stage is set

Opens 10:30, First race 12:40pm, Last race 4:05pm

The last Saturday in January provides racegoers with the chance to savour great racing action, as the momentum of the season builds towards The Festival™ in March. For the horses, this is their last race in their preparation for the big event, ensuring that all eight races provide hugely competitive action to enjoy. The highlight race is the BetBright Trial Chase.

Festival Trials Day will be tinged with memories, as in 2017, Thistlecrack had been beaten by the brave Many Clouds, a shock many did not see coming, but thoughts after the race were very much with Oliver Sherwood and all at his Rhonehurst yard after Many Clouds collapsed following his gallant effort.

After racing, we will be hosting a live screening of the Many Clouds film created by his former work-rider, Nathan Horrocks on all screens around the racecourse, this will be at 4:10pm. Plus, at 12:05pm and 2:05pm there will be a live Q&A in the Parade Ring with Nathan Horrocks and the equine star's trainer, Oliver Sherwood. To submit your questions for the Q&A sessions please click here.

Shopping
The shopping experience at Cheltenham’s Festival Trials Day offers an ideal shopping opportunity with outlets ready to sell a diverse range of goods with something to suit every taste.
The following Trade Stands will be available:
Conversation Pieces - Limited Edition prints and Original works from leading artists
Cousins - Ladies tweed coats & jackets
Elizabeth Armstrong Equine Art - Original art drawings, Limited Edition prints
Graham McCartney Millinery - Ladies & gents cochour hats
Hiho - Silver & gold jewellery, unique designs for the country
Oxford Shirt Company - Ladies & gentlemans shirts knitwear & accessories
Racing Post - Bookseller
Start Smart - Fabulous selection of childrens clothing


The team here at Cheltenham have some Top Tips to make your day a success:
Wear: A hat, it is still January even though the Festival™ is in sight
See: The racing. You might spot a star destined for The Festival™
Buy: A racecard to help you find those winners
Get involved: In the Q&A session by submitting your questions here.

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General Admission
  • Club/Tatts

    £35.00 pp

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    The Club & Tattersalls Enclosure are combined for this meeting. You will have access to the widest choice of viewing and refreshment options, including 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 and finally The Centaur and the Hall of Fame.

    Advanced Single:
    £35.00 pp
    Advanced Group: Available to groups of 10 plus at Festival Trials Day
    £26.00 pp
    On The Day
    £40.00 pp

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

    Best Mate

    £12.00 pp

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    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:
    £12.00 pp
    Advanced Group: Available to groups of 10 plus at Festival Trials Day
    £10.00 pp
    On The Day
    £15.00 pp

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

    Gold Package

    £49.00 pp

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    • Club/Tattersalls Enclosure Ticket
    • £9 of food and refreshment vouchers
    • £10 of tote betting vouchers
    • Racecard voucher
    • £5 off voucher for use in the Cheltenham Collection Shop on the day of racing (t&c's apply)
    Advanced Single: Only available in advance
    £49.00 pp

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

  • Best Mate Package

    £23.00 pp

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    • Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
    • £6 of food and refreshment vouchers
    • £4 of tote betting vouchers
    • Racecard voucher
    Advanced Single: Only available in advance
    £23.00 pp

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

    Club/Tatts Saver

    £37.50 pp

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    Club/Tattersalls Enclosure Ticket
    &
    Racecard

    Advanced Single:
    £37.50 pp

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

    Best Mate Saver

    £14.50 pp

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    Best Mate Enclosure Ticket
    &
    Racecard

    Advanced Single:
    £14.50 pp

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

  • RacePass 18-24 - Club/Tatts

    Only available with a RacePass 18-24 card

    £20.00 pp

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    Club/Tattersalls Enclosure Ticket.

    Only available to racegoers aged between 18 and 24 and with a valid RacePass 18-24 card

    Advanced Single:
    £20.00 pp
    On The Day RacePass required when purchasing
    £20.00 pp

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

    RacePass 18-24 - Best Mate

    Only available with a RacePass 18-24 card

    £7.50 pp

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    Best Mate Enclosure Ticket.

    Only available to racegoers aged between 18 and 24 and with a valid RacePass 18-24 card

    Advanced Single:
    £7.50 pp
    On The Day RacePass required when purchasing
    £7.50 pp

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

Restaurants & Packages
  • Paddock View Restaurant

    £150.00 pp

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    • 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
    • 3 course lunch
    • Light afternoon tea
    Advanced Single:
    £150.00 pp

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

    Panoramic Restaurant (Table of 4)

    To book, call : 01242 537653

    £235.00 pp

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    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
    Coffee and biscuits
    5 course a la carte menu
     

    Advanced Single:
    £235.00 pp

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

    Panoramic Restaurant (Table of 12)

    To book, call : 01242 537653

    £225.00 pp

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    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
    Coffee and biscuits
    5 course a la carte menu
    ​Shared Tables

    Advanced Single:
    £225.00 pp

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

  • Gold Cup Restaurant

    Sold out

    £105.00 pp

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    •  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
    • 3 course hot buffet lunch
    • Light afternoon tea
    Sold out
    £105.00 pp

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

    National Hunt Room

    Sold out

    £190.00 pp

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    • 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
    • Buck’s Fizz reception
    • Buffet lunch on shared table
    • Racing tipster to highlight top runners and riders
    • ​Shared Tables
    Sold out
    £190.00 pp

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

To book hospitality please call our dedicated hospitality team on 01242 537 653

Private Boxes
  • Private Boxes

    £275.00 pp

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    • 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 lunch or finger buffet
      Afternoon tea

    Advanced Single: prices per person
    £275.00 pp

    Parade Ring Viewing Boxes

    £180.00 pp

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    Overlooking the paddock, adjacent to the Member's 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 a buffet style menu and occasional seating. It is a condition of booking that a minimum number of 20 Club enclosure tickets and catering packages are ordered.

    Advanced Single: prices per person
    £180.00 pp

To book hospitality please call our dedicated hospitality team on 01242 537 653

Race Schedule

12:40pm The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (A Juvenile Hurdle Race) (Grade 2) 2m abt 1f ,
1:15pm The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2) 2m abt 5f ,
1:50pm The Crest Nicholson Trophy Steeple Chase (A Handicap) (Grade 3) 2m abt 5f ,
2:25pm The BetBright Trial Cotswold Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2) 3m abt 1½f ,
3:00pm The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m abt 4½f ,
3:35pm The galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle Race (Grade 2) Abt 3m ,
4:05pm The Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m abt 1f ,
12:40pm 2m abt 1f ,
The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (A Juvenile Hurdle Race) (Grade 2)
1:15pm 2m abt 5f ,
The Timeform Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
1:50pm 2m abt 5f ,
The Crest Nicholson Trophy Steeple Chase (A Handicap) (Grade 3)
2:25pm 3m abt 1½f ,
The BetBright Trial Cotswold Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)
3:00pm 2m abt 4½f ,
The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)
3:35pm Abt 3m ,
The galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle Race (Grade 2)
4:05pm 2m abt 1f ,
The Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)
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