OFFICIALS AT CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE MD: Edward Gillespie Director of Racing & Clerk of the Course:
Cheltenham is a very popular racing venue 100 miles from London, 48 miles from Birmingham, 40 miles from Bristol, 9 miles from Gloucester and 43 miles from Oxford.
HOW TO GET TO CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE
By road: A40, A46, A435, M4, M5 (Junctions 9,10 or 11)
For GPS users use Cheltenham's postcode: GL50 4SH
By bus: Stagecoach service D runs every 10 minutes during the day and between 10 minutes and every hour on Monday to Saturday evenings. The service runs hourly on Sundays.Service 527 also provides a regular service from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse Roundabout. For local Stagecoach information please call 0870 6082608.
By rail: CrossCountry run regular trains to and from Cheltenham Spa to the South West, Wales, Manchester, the Midlands and the North East. A bus link runs from Cheltenham Spa Station from 2 hours before racing, returning after racing, for The Festival and The Open. For other meetings, station taxis will deliver passengers direct to the racecourse and collect after racing. You can alternatively arrive in style by taking a private steam train directly to the racecourse
By air: Ryanair is the official airline partner of Cheltenham Racecourse. They offer flights to and from three local airports. There are helicopter landing services
By Bicycle: There are 52 secure bicycle parks next to the Centaur and Best Mate enclosure entrances
ADMISSION TO CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE
Premier enclosure and Grandstand enclosure prices vary according to the meet, Cheltenham suggest you telephone (01242) 226226 for details.
LEADING TRAINERS / JOCKEYS AT CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE
Trainers: P Nicholls, D Pipe, A King, P J Hobbs, N Twiston-Davies
Jockeys: A P McCoy, R Walsh, R Johnson, R Thornton
THE CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE
Both the Old Cheltenham Course (first figure below) and the New Cheltenham Course (second figure below) are left-handed ovals of approximately 1½ miles in circumference with special chutes for the starts of races run over 2½ miles and 4 miles. The courses undulate, with an uphill run-in from the last fence of 237 yards.
NH: Cheltenham has 16 days of racing spread over 8 fixtures each season.
The Showcase : Friday 17 - Saturday 18 October 2014
The Open : Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16th November 2014
The International : Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December
New Year's Day : 1st January 2015
Festival Trials Day : Sunday 24th January 2015
The Festival : Tuesday 10th through Friday 13th Match 2015
The April Meeting : Wednesday 15th - Thursday 16th
Hunter Chase Evening: Wednesday 29th End the Season in Style
Cheltenham Racecourse factsheet 2014 Details of horse racing course at Cheltenham.