High Court grants Cheltenham Racecourse a permanent injunction against ticket touts Landmark judgement follows initial season-long injunction currently in place

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Ticket touts have been banned permanently from operating at Cheltenham Racecourse through a landmark High Court ruling this afternoon. Ticket touting outside the venue was cited by customers as a blight on their raceday experience and has seen forged or invalid tickets sold to members of the public. The High Court has granted a permanent injunction against ticket touting at the Home of Jump Racing. This prohibits the buying and selling of tickets by touts and the selling of tickets to…

The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019 – updated statistics

The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019 – updated statistics    The Festival™ presented by Magners was staged this year at Cheltenham from Tuesday, March 12 through to Friday, March 15 with a record total attendance of 266,779 over the four days. Ian Renton, Regional Director, The Jockey Club South West, said at the conclusion of The Festival (Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 15): ”It’s been absolutely wonderful, and the most extraordinary four days of Jump racing. The Thursday, in particular, will live long in the memory of…

All the news from Gold Cup Day 2019

THE FESTIVAL™PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GOLD CUP DAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019   DRY NIGHT MEANS A GOING CHANGE TO GOOD SOFT   On the morning of Gold Cup Day, the final day of The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course, Simon Claisse, changed the official going description to reflect the weather conditions overnight.   He said: “As anticipated, we’ve had a dry night. It was quite breezy so we updated the ground this morning at 6am to…

All the news from St Patrick’s Thursday 2019

THE FESTIVAL™ PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ST PATRICK’S THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019   CLAISSE TALKS GROUND   On the morning of the third day of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse commented: “If you look at the clock, the ground yesterday wasn’t as slow as some of the riders were suggesting.   “Yesterday afternoon, before close of play, we changed the going on the New Course, which we are opening up today to Good to Soft, Soft…

All the news from Ladies Day 2019

THE FESTIVAL™ PRESENTED BY MAGNERS, CHELTENHAM, RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADIES DAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019   RACING GOES AHEAD AT CHELTENHAM TODAY     Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Racing at Cheltenham today will go ahead following a precautionary inspection.   The strength of the winds has now moderated on the forecast allowing Simon Claisse, Clerk of the Course, to give the green light early in order to provide certainty to racegoers and participants before many journeys begin. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast…

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