Cheltenham Racecourse is located at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham town, Gloucestershire. It is made up of two courses: the Old Course and the New Course. It is one of the most famous venues in horse racing as it is home of the world renowned Cheltenham Festival. It is, alongside Aintree, possibly the most famous jumps racing venue in the world. Notable races include the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the World Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Champion Hurdle. Put simply, Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the jewels in the crown of British horse racing.
Cheltenham Racecourse has a long and storied history. Horse racing has taken place at the current Prestbury Park site since the 19th century. There have been many adjustments and redevelopments to the courses, and the site now boasts a stunning grandstand. It has been the scene of many of the most iconic moments in horse racing: Arkle triumphing over Mill House, Best Mate’s third Gold Cup win, Annie Power’s fall, the redemption of Sprinter Sacre in 2016, the list is endless. It is now often termed ‘the home of jumps racing’, and with good reason, as it holds some of the most highly rated jumps races in the world.
Throughout the season there are 16 days of horse racing meetings at Cheltenham Racecourse. In November and December there are a couple of two day meetings, which feature great races like the International Hurdle, the December Gold Cup and the Sharp Novices’ Hurdle. In January a series of trials take place, where you could see a future Festival winner. The bottom line is that whenever the Cheltenham races take place, it is worth sitting up and taking notice. Regardless of the meeting, a win at Cheltenham is treasured by every jockey in the business.
Of course, the highlight of Cheltenham Racecourse’s year is the Festival. Taking place in mid March - the 2017 Cheltenham Festival will take place from 14th-17th March - it never fails to deliver on quality. It draws worldwide media attention, not to mention a fervent and jovial crowd at the racecourse itself. It is a showcase for the finest of British and Irish horse racing, with coverage of every race shown on UK television. The Festival comes to a climax with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a hard-fought duel between the best steeplechasers in the world.
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