The Cheltenham Festival is edging closer, and already people are getting excited at what lays ahead where horse racing’s showpiece event is concerned. The festival is renowned for its large crowds, with over 60,000 attending on each of the four days and a huge surge in horse racing betting.
2022’s Cheltenham Festival is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 15 March, ending on Friday 18 March. Over the course of four days of exciting racing action, there will be twenty-eight races, with trainers and jockeys from Britain and Ireland going head to head.
· 13.30 - The Sky Bet Supreme Novice’s Hurdle
· 14.10 - The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
· 14.50 - The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
· 15.30 - The Unibet Champion Hurdle
· 16.10 - The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle
· 16.50 - The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
· 17.30 - The National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Steeple Chase
· 13.30 - The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
· 14.10 - The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase
· 14.50 - The Coral Cup Hurdle
· 15.30 - The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
· 16.10 - The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
· 16.50 - The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase
· 17.30 - The Weatherbys Champion Bumper
· 13.30 - The Marsh Novices’ Hurdle
· 14.10 - The Pertemps Network Final
· 14.50 - The Ryanair Steeple Chase
· 15.30 - The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle
· 16.10 - The Paddy Power Plate
· 16.50 - The Mares Novices’ Hurdle
· 17.30 - The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
· 13.30 - The JCB Triumph Hurdle
· 14.10 - The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle
· 14.50 - The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
· 15.30 - The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
· 16.10 - The St. James’ Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunter’s Steeple Chase
· 16.50 - The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeple Chase
· 17.30 - The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle
The tickets for the festival are currently available to buy online from The Jockey Club, as they run Cheltenham and fourteen other racecourses.
Tickets for days one, two and three begin at £40, which will also grant access to the Best Mate Enclosure at the racecourse.
The final day is renowned for being the biggest and most popular, as it’s “Gold Cup Day.” So, prices for tickets via The Jockey Club begin at £215, with entry to Club Enclosure included with the ticket.
Of course, there is also the opportunity to purchase tickets on the day if they’re not already sold out. However, prices on the gate are often more expensive, so it’s better to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment and extra costs.
If a punter has purchased tickets and then is unable to attend for one reason or another, they will be permitted to give their tickets to somebody else. So, again, it makes buying tickets in advance, especially for Gold Cup Day, advantageous.