The International is perfect for those wanting some pre-Christmas racing action, with beautifully decorated facilities that are sure to spread the Christmas Cheer. The International features top-class jump racing and has a crucial part to play in the National Hunt season.
The meet is home to two prestigious races the first is the conclusion of the Crystal Cup, an international competition that starts in February and features many European countries. The other is the International Hurdle, which many see as a precursor to the main festival in March.
Day one is generally attended by those on an office party or for entertaining clients of one of the few event days left of the year, with seven excellent races held including the BetVictor Handicap Steeple Chase and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.
Day Two the Christmas feel begins to take over in earnest, with lots of smaller bets being placed that in turn helps guests become more invested in the day. Another seven superb races are held, including the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and of course the Unibet International Hurdle.
Hospitality Packages Available: 4
Budget: £175 to £310
The Panoramic Restaurant boasts an outstanding scenic view of the Cotswolds and racing action from its fifth-floor position opposite the finishing post.
The National Hunt Room is only available for selected race days each season and is a treat for guests looking for excellent views from the comfort of a restaurant setting.
A Private Box at The International is a great hospitality option, allowing you to host important clients or friends and family in a comfortable setting with great views from the private balcony.
Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham, the course recommends dressing for the weather. However, in hospitality areas, gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and many ladies choose to wear county-style hats.
The racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However, on a race day, customers are strongly advised to follow temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.
Traditionally seen as the start of the National Hunt season The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, run over three days in mid-November this friendly alternative to The Festival™ is one of the most exciting events of the Autumn.
The most extraordinary jump racing event of the year is undoubtedly The Festival™ presented by Magners, four days of edge of your seat entertainment, with reputations at stake and over £4.5 million of prize money to be won.