Cheltenham Festival is a lavish four-day extravaganza which sees some of the best jockeys compete for a share of the whopping prize money. But it’s also a chance to dress up to the nines, with some incredible and flamboyant outfits sure to be on show this year.
What is the dress code for Cheltenham Festival?
The Jockey Club wrote: “As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.
“At The Festival™ presented by Magners, many ladies wear hats, but we recommend you have the weather as well as fashion in mind.
“Gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar in the Club Enclosure and in restaurants and hospitality facilities.
“Two-thirds of our car parks are on grass, including most public car parks, so please do bear this in mind and wear suitable footwear for the conditions.
“Fancy dress is permitted as long as the outfit is not offensive and we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise.”
Cheltenham festival schedule – full list of races
DAY ONE RACES – Champion Day, March 10
1.30pm – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
2.10pm – The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
2.50pm – The Ultima Handicap Chase
3.30pm – The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
4.10pm – The Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy)
4.50pm – The National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase
5.30pm – The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
DAY TWO RACES – Ladies Day, March 11
1.30pm – The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race
2.10pm – The RSA Insurance Novices’ Steeple Chase
2.50pm – The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
3.30pm – The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
4.10pm – The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase
4.50pm – The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
5.30pm – The Weatherbys Champion Bumper
DAY THREE RACES – St Patrick’s Day, March 12
1.30pm – The JLT Novices’ Chase
2.10pm – The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
2.50pm – The Ryanair Chase
3.30pm – The Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle
4.10pm – The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)
4.50pm – Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
5.30pm – The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)
DAY FOUR RACES – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, March 13
1.30pm – The JCB Triumph Hurdle
2.10pm – The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race
2.50pm – The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race
3.30pm – The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup
4.10pm – The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
4.50pm – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase
5.30pm – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle