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 2014.
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 11th March to Thursday 13th March. Private tables of 10 and 12 are available in the restaurant throughout the Festival, with smaller numbers being accommodated on a shared basis.
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
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.
AP McCoy VIP Club hospitality
The AP McCoy VIP Club will be hosted in a private suite within the fantastic Front Runner’s Restaurant, with a superb raised view over the last two fences of the course and a balcony directly outside.
You will enjoy first-class hospitality hosted by Sky Sports’ Ed Chamberlin or Channel 4 Racing’s Emma Spencer, who’ll also be running through the race card and providing tips. On arrival guests will enjoy coffee and breakfast, and during the day a Champagne reception, gourmet lunch and afternoon tea. Racing legend AP McCoy will be in the suite before his racing schedule, answering questions exclusively for guests, with Ed or Emma. After his races he’ll return to meet guests, pose for photos and sign autographs.
AP McCoy VIP Club hospitality package includes:
Private, shared facility for maximum of 120 guests
Glass-fronted, course-facing luxury hospitality restaurant
Superb views of the final two fences and finishing straight
Club Enclosure admission badge
Morning coffee and biscuits
AP McCoy talking exclusively to our guests in a morning Q&A and appearing to meet our guests, pose for photos and sign autographs later in the day
Appearance from another of the day’s racing jockeys
Sky Sports’ Ed Chamberlin (Tues – Thurs) or Channel 4’s Emma Spencer (Fri) as MC and tipster
Complimentary bar (excluding champagne)
4-course lunch with selected wines and liqueurs
Full afternoon tea
Car park labels (1 per 2 guests, on request)
Souvenir race card and racing newspapers
Television coverage and Tote betting facilities
Private tables of ten, with smaller numbers available on shared tables.
Fairlawne - New hospitality for 2014
The Jockey Club, the proud owners of Cheltenham Racecourse, is delighted to present 'Fairlawne' a fine dining experience in association with world renowned chefs Albert Roux and Michel Roux junior.
The Jockey Club has been the driving force of British Racing for more than 260 years. It has long been known for the highest standards of attention to detail, and is proud of its reputation for outstanding quality. These values have long attracted discerning racegoers, those who know that true excellence always has and always will matter.
Only the very finest hospitality experience can earn the “Jockey Club Fine Dining” accolade; and with a menu specially created by Albert and Michel Roux Junior and served exclusively in Fairlawne ensures this accolade is justly deserved. 'Fairlawne' represents the ultimate dining and hospitality experience. Fairlawne will be positioned on the third floor of a course facing facility, offering unparalleled views of the horses thundering past as well as the magnificent vista across Cleeve Hill.
Fairlawne hospitality package includes:
Club admission ticket
Car parking (1 per 2 people)
Morning coffee and biscuits
Exquisite 4 course menu
Racing tipster to highlight top runners and riders
TV racing coverage
Tote betting service
Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
Prices are per person and exclude VAT
*Please note that the price of the McCoy VIP Club hosted table package includes a table of 9 guests plus a sporting celebrity host.
Sample menu from 2013 Gold Cup Day
Prawn, Crayfish & Sea Vegetable Tian
with lobster jelly
Pan-Seared Rump Of Lamb
with a buttered new potato cake, wilted spring greens,
carrot puree & redcurrant & rosemary reduction
Raspberry & Champagne Torte
with a white chocolate snap
Cotswold Blue Brie, Warwickshire Garlic & Parsley Cheddar,
Martell Double Gloucester & Oxford blue
with Cheltenham racing chutney
& a selection of biscuits
Champion Day - Tuesday 11 March
1.30 William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle
2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
2.40 JLT Specialty Steeple Chase
3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase
4.40 OLBG Mares' Hurdle
5.15 Pulteney Land Investments Novices' Handicap Chase
Ladies Day - Wednesday 12 March
1.30 Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Steeple Chase
2.05 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle
2.40 RSA Steeple Chase
3.20 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
4.00 Coral Cup (Handicap Hurdle)
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper
St Patrick's Thursday - Thursday 13 March
1.30 Jewson Novices' Steeple Chase
2.05 Pertemps Final
2.40 Ryanair Chase
3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle
4.00 Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeple Chase
4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase
5.15 St. Patrick's Derby
Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - Friday 14 March
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle
2.05 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
4.00 Foxhunter Steeple Chase
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase
Please note these are subject to change, as they are based on last years fixtures.
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