• Cheltenham Festival Hospitality


Cheltenham Festival tickets with hospitality packages

Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH
Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 March 2016


Entertain VIP guests with luxury horseracing hospitality packages at Cheltenham Festival. Enjoy four days of magic, madness and magnificence, played out on a stage framed by the breathtaking vista of the Cotswold Hills.

Cheltenham Festival features a cast of the best horses, jockeys and trainers playing to an audience of 220,000 people. Cheltenham has a little something for everyone including Ladies Day, which celebrates the role women play in jump racing (don’t forget your hats). The climax of the entire jump race season comes to an end with the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The newly refurbished Front Runners Restaurant is spacious and modern, situated on the 1st Floor with a balcony that overlooks the final furlong of the Racecourse so you can catch all the action. Each has its own private balcony and offer a vibrant atmosphere to entertain guests.

Share a special experience in 2016 with the finest hospitality, whether you’re a racing fanatic or just want to enjoy the buzz of the roaring crowds, along with the odd cheeky tipple!

Book the best in Cheltenham tickets and hospitality with Keith Prowse and treat guests to a VIP day at the races.

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Front Runners Restaurant

Front Runners Restaurant is a spacious and modern restaurant, overlooking the final furlong of Cheltenham Racecourse. This glass fronted restaurant is ideal for smaller parties looking to entertain at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016.

Choose from a viewing or non-viewing table in the raised restaurant where you can catch sight of the horse racing action. A guest speaker and jockey will visit the Front Runners restaurant, giving an overview of the day’s races and their favourites for that day.

Limited private tables of 8 are available in the restaurant from Tuesday 15th March to Thursday 17th March. Private tables of 10 and 12 are available in the restaurant throughout the Festival, with smaller numbers being accommodated on a shared basis.

Window Tables are available from Tuesday 15th March to Friday 18th March and can be booked for parties of 10 and 12 only.

Front Runners Private Suites - holding 40 guests

Soak up all the horse racing action from a Front Runners Private Suite at Cheltenham Festival. Each suite has its own private balcony overlooking Cheltenham Racecourse, where the beautiful surroundings of the Gloucestershire countryside can be admired. Each suite will be visited by the day’s guest jockey who will guide you through the race card.

Each suite accommodates 40 guests and has a team of dedicated waiting staff to deal with all your hospitality requirements throughout the day.

Front Runners Hospitality Package includes: 

  • Club ticket and badge, giving access to the Members’ Lawn and Viewing Steps
  • Breakfast roll served on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • A four-course lunch, accompanied by selected wines, followed by coffee
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day, including draught Guinness (excluding champagne)
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Race pack, including Race Card and Timeform (1 per 4 guests)
  • Racing Post available
  • Tote betting facilities in Front Runners
  • Jockeys in attendance to analyse race card
  • Flat screen televisions with live race action
  • Commemorative VIP Pass and informative event documentation
  • Car parking: 1 for every 2 guests – coach parking available on request

There is also an opportunity to purchase seats within The Guinness Grandstand.
Please note that package, price and content are subject to change.



Runners Restaurant

Front Runners Private Suites 

Front Runners Window Table (10 & 12 guests only)

Tuesday 15 March
Centenary Day
£395 + VAT Please enquire £405 + VAT Please enquire £405 + VAT Please enquire
Wednesday 16 March
Ladies Day

£395 + VAT Please enquire

£405 + VAT Please enquire

£405 + VAT Please enquire

Thursday 17 March
St Patrick's Day
£445 + VAT Please enquire

£455 + VAT Please enquire

£455 + VAT Please enquire

Friday 18 March
Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

£525 + VAT Please enquire

£535 + VAT Please enquire

£535 + VAT Please enquire

Package, price and content are subject to change.
Prices are per person and exclude VAT


Sample Itinerary

10.30am  Gates and Front Runners opens
11.00am Coffee and bacon rolls are served on arrival (vegetarian option also available)
Bar opens
12.00pm A 4-course lunch is served with selected wines, followed by coffee
1.30pm Make sure your bets are set as the horses go under starter’s orders for the first race
3.20pm Feature Race of the Day
3.30pm Afternoon tea is served
5.15pm Your last chance for the big win as the final race gets under way
5.45pm Bar closes (or 30 minutes after the final race)
6.15pm Guests depart (or one hour after the final race)


Sample menu from 2014 Gold Cup Day


Coln Valley Smoked Chicken and Red Pepper Tian
aniseed rhubarb purée, fennel salad, pea tendril, vanilla dressing


Rosemary Scented English Lamb Rump
dauphinoise potato, heather honey carrots, braised red cabbage with blackberry and apple, sloe gin sauce
Sea Bass Fillet
pumpkin ravioli, wilted Swiss chard and fennel, lemon verbena sauce


Rich Dark Chocolate Fondant
cornish clotted cream, honey comb crystals


Handpicked Local Cheese Platter
chutney & biscuit selection
Please note


Brand New Virtual Tour from 2014

To view our Cheltenham Festival Virtual Tour please click here or the image below:


Steam Train Transfer Direct to the Grandstand

The steam train transfer from Toddington Railway Station to Cheltenham Racecourse gives you a unique opportunity to avoid the race traffic in and around the racecourse.

Your Cheltenham experience starts in the tranquil setting of Toddington Railway Station. A talented Irish band plays to entertain you on the platform whilst you make use of the Champagne bar or buy your racing post to study on your journey.

The steam from the locomotive drifts down the platform and this together with the station staff dressed in period costume creates an amazing nostalgic atmosphere. One you have found your allocated seat, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the 35 minute journey through the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Vale of Evesham, pulled by a magnificent steam train locomotive.

Impress your guests with this unique and unforgettable experience

Inlcusive Hospitality:

  • Return steam train transfer direct to the back of the main grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Depart from Toddington Station
  • Live band performing on platform
  • Allocated seating onboard
  • 35 minute journey through the Cotswold
  • Cash buffet on board serving beers, wines, soft drinks, Champagne
  • VIP hostess service on board
  • Free hard surface car parking
  • Champagne bar on Toddington platform
  • Private carriages available
  • Private 6 seater first & second class cabins available


Provisional Timetable 2015

Date                        Train      Train departs Toddington Station Train arrives at Cheltenham Racecourse Train departs Cheltenham Racecourse
Train arrives at Toddington Station
Tues 10th March Train 1 10.50am 11.25am 5.55pm 6.30pm
Train 2 11.05am 11.40am 6.10pm 6.45pm
Wed 11th March Train 1  10.50am 11.25am 5.55pm 6.30pm
Train 2 11.05am 11.40am 6.10pm 6.45pm
Thurs 12th March Train 1  10.50am 11.25am 5.55pm 6.30pm
Train 2 11.05am 11.40am 6.10pm 6.45pm
Fri 13th March Train 1  10.50am 11.25am 5.55pm 6.30pm
Train 2 11.05am 11.40am 6.10pm 6.45pm


Price Guide 2015

Fixture Price
Tues 10th March Champion Day £60.00
Wed 11th March Ladies Day £60.00
Thurs 12th March St Patrick’s Day £60.00
Fri 13th March  Gold Cup Day  £65.00

Please note all prices apply per person

Champion Day - Tuesday 15 March

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Champion Hurdle
1.30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (2m)
2.40 Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase (3m 1/2f)
3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m 1/2f)
4.00 Mares' Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (2m 4f)
4.40 National Hunt Chase (4m)
5.15 Novices' Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)

Ladies Day - Wednesday 16 March

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Queen Mother Champion Chase
1.30 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f)
2.05 RSA Steeple Chase (3m 1/2f)
2.40 Coral Cup (2m 5f)
3.20 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (2m)
4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (2m 1/2f)

St Patrick's Thursday - Thursday 17 March

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Ladbrokes World Hurdle
1.30 JLT Novices' Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
2.05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (3m)
2.40 Ryanair Chase (2m 5f)
3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (3m)
4.00 Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (3m 1 1/2f)
5.15 St. Patrick's Derby (Charity Race) (1m 5f)

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - Friday 18 March

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Gold Cup
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.05 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m)
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.00 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)


Please note these are subject to change, as they are based on last years fixtures.