A full four days for Cheltenham Festival confirmed next year and beyond

THE Jockey Club at the UK’s Cheltenham Racecourse has confirmed that the renowned festival will be staged over four days next year in March and beyond with the potential to extend in 2024 by an additional day.

The Cheltenham Festival will take place over four days in March while possibly extending to an additional day

In the last six months The Jockey Club undertook extensive consultation with thousands of stakeholders including racehorse owners, trainers, jockeys and racing staff. The racing public and audiences who do not attend or watch Britain’s third most attended sporting event were also consulted along with the local community and commercial partners.

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Ian Renton, Managing Director of The Jockey Club’s West Region said that on gathering views and ideas turf management and an uncertain economic climate were also considered in the decision to continue the festival over the traditional period of four days.

Along with top class National Hunt racing at Cheltenham Festival the style and hospitality stakes are just as high

“This research allows us to do much more than simply answer the question of whether extending the Festival is the right thing to do,” said Ian Renton. “We will now evaluate all the insight with a view to improving our facilities, investing in new on-course activations and giving our loyal fanbase, participants, owners and other stakeholders the best possible experience at Cheltenham Racecourse.”

The Jockey Club’s West Region Managing Director Ian Renton has confirmed that the Cheltenham Festival will take place over four days in March

While the festival of top class National Hunt racing includes key races such as the Unibet Champion Hurdle and the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, the style and hospitality stakes are just as high. Tickets for Cheltenham Festival 2023 are on sale online at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 

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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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