All set for The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse next month

Jump racing is just around the corner and the biggest race meeting this side of Christmas, The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse, will see a six per cent increase in prize money over the three days, with a record £743,000 on offer. The Open takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 15 to 17. The Shloer Chase, run over two miles on the Sunday, will be worth £70,000 and has been promoted to Listed status; Wishfull Thinking won the 2012 renewal. There is a new…

Cheltenham Racecourse development – update

Following receipt of planning permission in July, the second phase of the works on the old A and R boxes at the racecourse commences this week. Earlier this summer, work was carried out to remove asbestos from these boxes as well as to remove the old numbers board by the unsaddling enclosure. Between now and the start of the new season, the boxes above the Tote Terrace will be renovated to render them usable again by the first meeting on October 18, 2013. The remaining…

£45m Cheltenham Racecourse development project achieves planning consent

Cheltenham Borough Council last night gave planning consent to The Jockey Club’s proposed £45 million development project at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse. Commenting on the news, Ian Renton, Cheltenham and South West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “I am delighted that Cheltenham Borough Council has approved the application and am most grateful for the very positive support received from the local community. The new development will enable us to provide facilities for our racegoers in keeping with the quality of the National Hunt…

Sophia Brudenell appointed as new Communications Manager for South West Region of The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is pleased to announce Sophia Brudenell has been appointed as the new Communications Manager for the South West Region of Jockey Club Racecourses, to work on the communications strategy for Cheltenham, Wincanton, Warwick and Exeter Racecourses.   Sophia has spent the last six years working at JSC Sport as a Senior Account Manager. She has worked with a variety of clients in that time, including the press management, sponsorship activation on behalf of Investec and PR for the Investec Derby Festival, the…

Tickets available for Cheltenham’s 2013/14 season

Discounts for The Festival offered   Tickets for the 2013/14 season at Cheltenham Racecourse, the home of Jump racing, are now available, significantly earlier than usual.   Cheltenham will stage16 days of fantastic racing during the upcoming season, which starts with The Showcase on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013 and ends with the Hunter Chase Evening on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.   The highlight of Cheltenham’s tremendous season is The Festival, with four days of not-to-be-missed action from Tuesday, March 11 through…

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