About Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse is located at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It’s one of the biggest racecourses in the UK, and arguably it’s most famous too!
Cheltenham is the undisputed home of national hunt racing in the UK. So it may be of no surprise to learn this is all it offers at its track! The course runs left-handed and is one of the longest in the country too! Races at Cheltenham frequently pass the three-mile mark. With an undulating track and stiff fences, Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the most challenging too!
The season begins at Cheltenham in November and runs through until the start of April.
Being one of the biggest racecourses in the UK, it should be no surprise Cheltenham is stacked for races. They have so many notable races that we simply won’t have time to talk about them all here. They have around 50 throughout the calendar year so picking just a few to talk about is no easy task! The biggest event held at Cheltenham Racecourse each year though is the Cheltenham festival. This takes place in March every year and is only second to the Grand National in prize money! The festival runs for four-day and has one featured race on each day. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the biggest race of them all though. It runs over 5300m, features 22 fences, and offers a top prize of £350k!
The facilities at Cheltenham Racecourse are nothing but state-of-the-art and world-class too! There are private boxes and fine dining here; exhibit halls and live entertainment venues. Massive grandstands, shopping zones, and kids play areas too! Cheltenham is also a location with a lot of live filming on set too. So if getting 15 seconds of fame appeals to you, then this may be your spot!