Cheltenham Racecourse

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Cheltenham Racecourse information

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Cheltenham’s racecourse can attract up to 40,000 people a day during the National Hunt Festival , often simply called ‘the Festival’, a time of year when the bookies go crazy and huge sums of money are won and lost within four days. Held in mid-March each year, this is England’s premier steeplechase event and is attended by droves of breeders, trainers, riders and spectators. The racecourse is about a mile north of the city centre via Evesham Rd.