Relaxed springtime racing on 16th and 17th April
About the Meeting
The crowds may be smaller at this meeting than in March, but with the sport on the track still raising the pulse this is a wonderful opportunity to get even closer to the action. The April Meeting is usually blessed by springtime sunshine too.
On Wednesday 16th gates open at 12 noon, the first race is at 2.05pm and the last race is at 5.30pm.
On Thursday 17th gates open at 12 noon, the first race is at 2.05pm and the last race is at 5.30pm.
Please note that all times are subject to change.
The development of the new grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse has now commenced, to be ready in time for The Festival in 2016. Therefore, the area around the tote terrace (the Annual Members Bar at The Festival) will be cordoned off and the Lawn Bar will also not be available for Owners and Trainers. Other provisions will be made and information will be available in the racecard.
In addition, the area around Hurdler's Hall, the See You Then Bar and the Betfred betting shop at the top of the paddock will also be closed to the public.
There will be catering outlets and bookmaker pitches in front of these areas to replace the facilities.
Free Easter Eggs for the kids
With Easter just around the corner, Cheltenham Racecourse is getting into the spirit of the season at the upcoming April Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th April.
Racing is a great and affordable way to keep the kids occupied while on their holidays. There is an extra treat for the kids with Gloucestershire Echo giving away free easter eggs*. Children under the age of 18 receive free access to the course, and parents can also take advantage of the free crèche facility on offer during the day.
*Please be advised that 800 Easter Eggs will be available in the Tatts/Club enclosure each day and 200 in Best Mate enclosure. Easter eggs will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.