Why you should be heading to Cheltenham Festival on Ladies Day

January 11, 2018

Find out why Ladies Day is one of the stand-out days of the Festival and definitely not one to be missed. If you haven’t yet secured the best seats in the house for this year’s Cheltenham Festival, then click here.

1. It’s all about the style and the glamour. Famed for being the most colourful and extravagant day in the racing calendar, both jump and flat, this is the event you should be at.

Ladies Day

2. There are prizes to be won. Women have traditionally dressed to impress with awards on offer for the best dressed lady, best accessories and the best hat. Take a look below at previous years Ladies Day racegoers.

Ladies Day

Ladies Day

3. There’s a full day racing not to be missed. There are seven races on Ladies Day with racing starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 5.30pm.

4. The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the highlight of Ladies Day. The race spans over two miles and sees the best in the class entered for this notorious event. Established in 1959 it was originally called the National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase. However in 1980 it was renamed to the Queen Mother Champion Chase when the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday; an acknowledgment of her support for jump racing.

Ladies Day

Ladies Day

5. Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle. This is the opening race of Ladies Day and while it isn’t as famous as the Queen Mother Champion Chase, it’s often a very unpredictable race; all horses are ridden by amateur jockeys. The Novices Hurdle has often proved challenging and a steep task for many previous race entrants.

Ladies Day


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