Looking ahead to the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is the zenith of the National Hunt season that provides an unrivaled buzz as 250,000 people descend onto the beautiful Cotswold Hills over four days of scintillating action in March.

Champions are decided, heroes are made, and reputations are left in ruins as the finest horses, jockeys, and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours and nearly £4m of prize money.

If you’ve been before you’ll know what a great occasion it is and if you’ve not, well we’re sure you’ll want to experience it!

If you’re thinking of going to the 2019 Cheltenham Festival…

Check out our friends over at Racing Breaks.

They’re a one-stop shop for all of your horse racing needs offering tickets, accommodation, travel, hospitality and much more to all major national and international racing events.

We’re actually running a competition with them at the moment where you can win a pair of tickets to the 2019 Cheltenham Festival plus get access to the Racing Breaks lounge.

If you’ve already entered, great! (If not, you enter here by midnight on Sunday 18th November).

What exactly is the Racing Breaks lounge?

The Racing Breaks Lounge is the perfect place to be based throughout the day and provides a comfortable and relaxing environment to take the weight off your feet without missing out on any of the action.

Throughout the week, various racing pundits and celebrities will visit the Lounge and deliver their predictions and tips for the upcoming races. Every morning at 11.30 before the races to enjoy in depth analysis and tips from some of the racing industry’s biggest names.

Hosted by Rachel Wyse, one of Sky Sports most recognisable personalities, the preview will also hear from Grand National winning jockey, Mick Fitzgerald, World famous golfer Lee Westwood, 2008 Gold Cup winner Sam Thomas and Radio Legend Alan Brazil.

The Lounge is located above the Guinness Village, right in the heart of the action with a private bar, betting facilities, and plenty of televisions to ensure you do not miss any of the action when indoors.

The Lounge offers official race cards, the Racing Post and ample sofas, chairs and tables to base yourselves. You will also be able to enjoy a steak sandwich and chips for lunch and have several chances to win some fantastic prizes and competitions.

If you want to immerse yourself into the action for more than one day…

Why not add a hotel stay to make your experience all the more enjoyable?

There are plenty of hotels to choose from within close proximity to the racecourse. If you are a fan of golf then why not combine the two with a stay at Celtic Manor, a day at the races, and a round of golf another day.

Racing Breaks will take care of everything you need from tickets to transfers and everything in between.

Click here to check out their full range of raceday experiences on their website.

If you have already purchased a ticket, then you can simply upgrade to the Lounge or add a night in a nearby hotel.