Cheltenham racecourse has established itself as one of the venues across the globe where you will find the finest Jump racing. The racecourse is located just next to Cheltenham at Prestbury Park.
Apart from the exciting horse racing that takes place in this venue, it also attracts visitors thanks to its location. Visitors will enjoy the scenic view of the Cotswold Hills and the lush greenery all around.
The most famous race meeting held here is the Cheltenham Festival, which as the name suggests fills the whole of
Cheltenham with delectation. The Cheltenham festival includes competitive races like Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Chase and Stayer’s Hurdle. Watch a race or two and see how seriously Jump racing is taken in these parts, afterwards you can head on over to the Steeplechasing Hall of Fame to see for yourself all the awe inspiring achievements from Jockeys and champion horses through the years.
The racecourse is meant to give spectators some memorable times merely by the setting. The Centaur, where the fans sit to watch all the racing action, is an amphitheater large enough to hold 2,000 people sitting. During concerts, the Centaur can hold double this number of people standing.
You have not enjoyed horse racing in Cheltenham until you attend The Festival. It is one of the most exciting times
to be in Cheltenham with a festival that offers blistering fun and spectacular horse racing. The March madness of the Cheltenham festival is then followed by three other race meetings held in April, November and December.
Aside from being among the favourite venues for horse racing in Britain, Cheltenham racecourse also offers a lot of family fun especially when it’s time for the Wychwood Music Festival. It also provides a picturesque venue during graduation days and the summer ball for the University of Gloucestershire.