Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the racecourse where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It’s the place where some of the most important races are run. But most of all, this is the place where the equine and human champions forge their reputations in National Hunt racing.
The wide variety of experiences range from the relaxed feel of the meetings in October and April to the heady excitement of The November Meeting and the family fun of the New Year’s Day meeting.
However, the focus of any Jump season is the Cheltenham Festival, the jewel in Jump racing’s crown. It is comprimised of four days of magic, spectacle, and madness, played out on a stage framed by the magnificent Cotswold Hills. It features a cast of the best horses, jockeys, and trainers playing to an audience of 265,000 racegoers.