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 every year.
Cheltenham Racecourse has been at Prestbury Park since 1831, which displays just how much history the course has. Since then the course has changed a lot, with various redevelopments including the recent development of the best mate enclosure in the centre of the course.
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 racecourse is famous for it’s scenic location, it’s placed in a natural amphitheatre of the Cotswold Hills.
The Cheltenham Festival attracts over 200,000 people across the 4 days, with race goers desperate to see the big stars, such as Sprinter Sacre, Douvan and many more, in action. The capacity of the racecourse is 67,500 and this capacity is often met during the festival, with race goers filling the club enclosure, the tattersalls and the Best Mate enclosure.