Cheltenham Racecourse Guide

Cheltenham Gold Cup horses reflected in a grandstand window 2007The New course at the world famous Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire is the Cheltenham Gold Cup course.

Cheltenham Racecourse includes three courses the Old course, New course, and the Cross Country course. Races are held on each course at different times of the year to ensure that the courses stay in the best possible condition. The New course features 22 jumps and a steep hill before the finish line.

If you’re looking for the latest course information from the Cheltenham Racecourse, phone 01242 513 014 or for a 24-hour line 01242 537 642. During the 2010 Cheltenham Festival, ongoing news and information is broadcast by a special events radio station on 87.7FM. You can pick up the broadcast within about four miles of the course.

To view the Cheltenham Racecourse and facilities, access a virtual tour.

Cheltenham Racecourse Facilities

During the Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse provides ample stalls, restaurants and bars, as well as live entertainment and betting halls.

The Best Mate Enclosure Right opposite the mainstands, this enclosure gives a great view of the action. It includes the Harry Ramsden Restaurant. During the Cheltenham Festival, live music is provided.

Tattersalls The Tattersalls grandstand provides extensive viewing steps, bars, buffets and a betting hall. From this enclosure, you can access the Centaur, the Gold Cup Restaurant, the tented village with its trade stands, the paddock and the unsaddling enclosure. You can also access the Gold Cup Hall of Fame. During the Cheltenham Festival, the Tattersalls is extended to include the Guinness Village, with extra viewing steps.

Club The most exclusive of the enclosures, offering the best seating, bars, buffets, and betting shops. A Club-day badge during the Festival gives you access to the Tattersalls.

The Tented Village Trade stands and live entertainment can be found in the tented village, which is accessible within the Club.

The Centaur If you are a race-goer with Tattersall or Club tickets, you have access to the Centaur, with additional seats, betting outlets, food and bars.

Open Seats Tattersall seats are normally booked or sold out way in advance of the Cheltenham Festival. Open seats are available in the Guinness Grand Stand or the Head-on Stand for the four days of the Festival.