Top class thoroughbreds to compete for slots in the Cheltenham Festival

IT’S just around three weeks before the finest jumpers and riders go head-to-head to compete for a slot in this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the Festival Trials Day on 28 January at the UK’s iconic Cheltenham Racecourse to serve up seven races to find the best among the contenders.

Four days of racing at Cheltenham is set to begin in just days, culminating in the Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsored by Boodles in aid of Welchild

Last year’s Festival brought additional glory to Ireland in A Plus Tard trained by Henry de Bromhead and ridden by Rachael Blackmore while compatriot Willie Mullins finished with seven clear winners, and tickets for the Festival in March have gone on sale.

Find Festival tickets online at for the Club Enclosure and groups of 15 or more for £98 while the Club & Festival Lounge Package in the Club Enclosure is on offer for £188. Enjoy the thrill that comes with four days of top-class racing in Prestbury Park off track amid award-winning restaurants or intimate private boxes from the heart of Cheltenham Racecourse to overlooking the finish line.

Cheltenham Festival from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March will feature 14 Grade 1 races across seven races each day amid four days of extraordinary horses, jockeys and trainers.

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

The Tattersalls Cheltenham January Sale returns to Cheltenham Racecourse of Festival Trials Day with a select group of winning and placed point-to-point and National Hunt horses. The sale will take place in the Tattersalls sale ring immediately after the last race on 28 January.


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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’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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