The Cheltenham Festival (13th to 16th March 2012)
The Cheltenham Festival, one of the first events in the social calendar is fast approaching. This event has an amazing atmosphere as well as attracting huge crowds and many flutters.
This year, Cheltenham will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by renaming the National Hunt Chase in honour of the monarch’s 60 year reign. The 4m race, run on the Wednesday of the Cheltenham Festival, will be called the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase. It is one of the oldest races at the festival, in its 142nd year, as well as being one of the foremost novices’ chase for long distance steeplechasers.
Experience at first hand the magic of Cheltenham Festival and the thrills of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, rather than just sitting at home watching the action on the television. By being there you are able to soak up the real spirit of the day and enjoy the day’s racing, whether you are a serious punter or someone that just enjoys the occasion. You can dress up and sip champagne to add an extra element to the event and make it even more social.
Plan your journey times with caution as this event is so popular it causes traffic chaos around the area. Allow plenty of time, if travelling by car, so that you do not miss the first race, being stuck in a traffic jam. Instead getting there in plenty of time means you are able to enjoy the excitement of all the races, watching your horse romping home first past the post.
If you would like to arrive at the Cheltenham Festival on time and in style, see our Cheltenham Festival Helicopter Flight page.