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Cheltenham Race Track History & Information

Cheltenham Racecourse is called "the home of National Hunt racing", mainly because it hosts the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup. With a capacity of 67,500 spectators it has its own steam railway station, connecting with the preserved Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. The racecourse is the home of one of the largest auditoria in the South West of England hosting concerts, conferences and is also home to the Steeple Chasing Hall of Fame. The main racing takes place on two separate courses alongside each other, the Old Course and the New Course, both with very testing steeplechase fences. Two unique races a year are staged on the Cross-country course. . Cheltenham statistics here

Major Races at Cheltenham

The following big races were last ran at Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham, 3m2.5f Handicap Chase (New Years Day)
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Novice Hurdle (New Years Day)
Cheltenham, Class 2, 2m4.5f Hurdle (New Years Day)
Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle
Cross Country Chase (November)
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Handicap Chase (Grade 3), End January
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Handicap Chase (Grade 3, New Years Day)
Dipper Novices Chase
Cleeve Hurdle
Classic Novices Hurdle
Cotswold Chase
Cheltenham, Junior NHF Race (New Years Day)
Relkeel Hurdle
Cheltenham, 3m Handicap Hurdle (New Years Day)
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Novices Handicap Chase (Class 2,End January)
Cheltenham, 2m1f Handicap Hurdle,(Class 2, End January)
Clarence House Chase
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Arkle Chase
Champion Hurdle
Triumph Hurdle
David Nicholson Mares Hurdle
World Hurdle
Ryanair Chase
Neptune Novices Hurdle
Royal & SunAlliance Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Champion Bumper
Glenfarclas Chase
Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Christies Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Final
Listed Novices Handicap Chase (Cheltenham Festival Day 1)
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup
Vincent OBrien County Handicap Hurdle
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Fred Winter Juvenile Novices Handicap Hurdle
Grade 3 Handicap Chase (Cheltenham Festival Day 1) - 3m1f
Coral Cup
Festival Plate
Cheltenham Mares Only Handicap Hurdle (Listed, April)
Cheltenham, EBF Mares Novice Chase Final (Listed, April)
Cheltenham, 3m Handicap Hurdle (Class 2, April)
Cheltenham, Silver Trophy Chase (April)
Cheltenham, 3m2f Handicap Chase (Class 2, April)
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Novice Hurdle (Class 2, April)
Cheltenham, 3m4f Handicap Chase (Class 3, April)
Cheltenham, 2m4.5f Handicap Hurdle (Class 2, April)
Cheltenham Champion Hunters Chase
Cheltenham, 2m.5f Maiden Hurdle (Class 3, October)
Cheltenham, 3m1f Handicap Chase (Class 3, October)
Cheltenham, 2m.5f NHF Race (Class 3, October)
Cheltenham, Class 2, 2m4f Novice Chase, October
Cheltenham, Class 2, 3m Handicap Hurdle, October
Cheltenham, Class 2, 2m4f Handicap Chase, October
Cheltenham, Class 2, 2m.5f Hurdle, October
Cheltenham, Showcase Trophy, Class 2, 3m1f Hcp Chase, October

Upcoming Race Fixtures at Cheltenham

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15th Dec 2017
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