CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE - C...
Venue Address (Get Directions)The Hog & Hosper
Date and Time
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 10:00am
The famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday signals the moment when the 12 month wait is over and racing's favourite fixture is back.
The first day of The Festival features the most important hurdle race of the season, The Stan James Champion Hurdle. Rock On Ruby provided a first winner of the race for Champion trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Noel Fehily last season and he may well be back to defend his crown, but some of the youngsters coming through the ranks look outstanding, so he is sure to have a fight on his hands. Six other cracking races and the unique first day atmosphere make this one of the most eagerly awaited racedays of the year.
There is also plenty of activity away from the racing on all four days of The Festival. Champion Day features a parade of past champions, entertainment around the racecourse, pre-racing interviews with racing celebrities in the parade ring and, of course, the legendary Festival Shopping Village. Don't miss the first day of another famous Festival week.
Best Mate Ticket
Directly opposite the main grandstand, The Best Mate Enclosure offers tremendous value with a great view of the racing and a variety of food choices plus extensive betting facilities and bars. The Best Mate grandstand is a modern, bright and comfortable facility, arguably the best of its type on any racecourse in the UK.
MEET AT THE HOG (TIME TBC) FOR BREAKFAST THEN ON TO CHELTENHAM.
COACH FARE WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE WE HAVE DEPOSITS OF £22. THIS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JAN 30TH 2013