Fly to Cheltenham Festival 2016

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Put on your lucky socks and hold on tight for horse racing’s Cheltenham Festival – one of the biggest and best occasions in the sporting calendar.

It doesn’t get bigger and better than this National Hunt showpiece featuring the very best horses testing their mettle in front of a passionate crowd, including a huge Irish contingent.

Place your bets and cross your fingers with over £4.1 million of prize money to be won this has become one of the richest meetings around. And you can arrive in the heart of the Cotswolds in five-star fashion with an Atlas Helicopter charter, relaxed and ready to enjoy the high-octane racing action.

Racing’s Favourite Festival

The Cheltenham Festival takes place over four days, opening with the mouth-watering Champion Day on March 15th.

Champion Day

Accompanied by the famous Cheltenham Roar, the tapes will go up on seven cracking races including the highlight, the Stan James’ Champion Hurdle. Twelve months ago, trainer Willie Mullins bagged four winners that day including Faugheen, winner of the grade 1 race.

Ladies’ Day

March 16th is Ladies’ Day, so VIP yourself into your best dress, straighten your hat and dress for the best. Gents, don’t forget your Tweeds! Ladies’ Day is definitely the day to been seen.

There are seven more races to savour, including the highlight, the two-mile Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. In 2015, jockey Sam Twiston-Davies won the grade 1 race aboard his mount, Dodging Bullet.

St Patrick’s Thursday

Cheltenham has become known as the second home of the Irish, there to celebrate any win by one of the legions of horses from the Emerald Isle. That’s why St Patrick’s Thursday is bristling with excitement – just a few days before St Patrick’s Day itself!

On offer is a highly competitive card of races, including the Ryanair Chase and the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. St Patrick’s Thursday will kick off with the JLT Novices’ Chase. Don’t miss the Ladbrokes World Hurdle Race or the Trull House Stud Mare Novice Hurdles, before the day closes with the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

Gold Cup Day

All roads point to the Cheltenham Gold Cup which brings the festival to a climax for one of the best day’s jump racing of the year. The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup is the centre-piece of the day, which was won in 2015 by the novice chaser Coneygree in only his fourth outing over fences.

The day includes six other magical races, including two more Grade 1 events and three fiercely competitive handicaps.

Gold Cup Day is likely to be a sell-out, so you need to book your tickets early.

Fly to Cheltenham

Arrive at the races in true VIP style with a helicopter charter from Atlas Helicopters. Over 230,000 people visit Cheltenham, which means one thing – traffic.

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By choosing Atlas, you can enjoy light catering, complimentary champagne and a chance to read the Racing Post en route to the races to pick your tips. Then ensure you arrive in the perfect mood to enjoy the event in all its glory.

Spend the day not worrying about the traffic getting home, and get home before the horses are back in their stables.

Early booking is essiental, so contact us today to book your flight. Alternatively, you can use our quote generator below.

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