Cheltenham racecourse

Cheltenham racecourse is the home of National Hunt racing, attracting over 700,000 visitors every year.  It’s located at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and is famous for the annual Cheltenham Festival, held in March.

The racecourse has two separate courses which run alongside each other, the Old Course and the New Course. The New Course has a fairly tricky downhill fence and a longer run in for chases than the Old Course.

The in-field also accommodates the Cross-Country Course

The racecourse is famous for its scenic location, placed in a natural amphitheatre of the Cotswolds.

The Cheltenham Festival attracts over 200,000 people across the four days. The capacity of the racecourse is 67,500 and this is often met during the Festival, with racegoers filling the Premier enclosure, the Grandstand and the Best Mate enclosure.