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2017 Cheltenham Festival dates

  • The Cheltenham Festival 2017 takes place between 14th & 17th March 2017
  • Tickets are now available for the "Greatest Festival on Turf"
  • Full race schedule schedule below

The dates for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival have been announced and the meeting will last for four explosive days.

The Cheltenham Festival is one of sport’s most enthralling extravaganzas and in 2017 the nation will once again be swept by horse racing fever as gamblers and racing fanatics prepare to embark on an unrivalled path of excitement.  You can buy tickets here

The 2017 Cheltenham Festival will run from 14th to 17th March with the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking place on Friday 17th March. The course can expect to welcome over 200,000 racegoers from all over the world, with it believed that more than £500 million will be gambled throughout the week.

While it is impossible to know what next year’s meeting will bring, one thing is for certain: the action is sure to be explosive, exhilarating and thoroughly intriguing.

Tuesday 14th March - Champion Day

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2017 Champion Hurdle

1.30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (2m)
2.40 Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase (3m 1/2f)
3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m 1/2f)
4.00 Mares' Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (2m 4f)
4.40 National Hunt Chase (4m)
5.15 Novices' Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)

Wednesday 15th March - Ladies Day

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2017 Queen Mother Champion Chase

1.30 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f)
2.05 RSA Steeple Chase (3m 1/2f)
2.40 Coral Cup (2m 5f)
3.20 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (2m)
4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (2m 1/2f)

Thursday 16th March - St Patrick's Day

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2017 Ladbrokes World Hurdle

1.30 JLT Novices' Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
2.05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (3m)
2.40 Ryanair Chase (2m 5f)
3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (3m)
4.00 Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (3m 1 1/2f)
5.15 St. Patrick's Derby (Charity Race) (1m 5f)

Friday 17th March - Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2017 Gold Cup

1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.05 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m)
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.00 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)



  • Great view of racing from the opposite side of the finish line.
  • Unbeatable atmosphere 
  • Fantastic betting shops, stands and a beer tent with entertainment provided by live band.
  • Fantastic variety of food


  • Extensive viewing steps, a betting hall, bars and buffets. 
  • Access to the Centaur, paddock and unsaddling enclosure, the Hall of Fame the Gold Cup Restaurant.
  • Access to all the bookmakers in the betting ring


  • Most exclusive enclosure with the best viewing, bars, buffets and betting areas. 
  • Access the Tattersalls enclosure, as well as the chalets and boxes in the Tented Village.
  • A Club badge allows you to use all the facilities in the Tattersalls Enclosure.


  • Large stand opposite the final fence and hurdle and extends the Tattersalls Enclosure with extra viewing steps, bars and bands.
  • Enjoy a pint in the world famous Guinness Village.


  • Take in breathtaking views of Cheltenham and be in the heart of the action from your box.
  • Prices start at £125 per person (ex vat)
  • If you're feeling really adventurous then you can rent a Hi-Lux Chalet with balcony views of the winner's enclosure.

  • Enjoy dinner with friends and family overlooking the famous Cheltenham winning post.
  • Prices start from £65 per person (ex vat) which is fantastic value.
  • Experience fine dining with Albert Roux in 'Chez Roux' at Cheltenham.

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