The International Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse is the perfect to entertain clients, friends, and family on the build up to Christmas.
Friday 13th December and Saturday 14th will see Cheltenham celebrating Christmas Jumper Day and encourage all racegoers to don their festive jumper throughout The International meeting.
Racegoers will have the chance of winning on the spot prizes for the most fun and festive jumper and prizes will include a pair tickets to any of the forthcoming race meetings including The Festival™, presented by Magners.
Two great days of racing are scheduled to warm the cockles with seven races each day in what will no doubt provide some thrilling action on the course.
It's always a festive Friday at The International as racegoers are treated to the finale of the Crystal Cup. The race concludes a series of unique races across Europe which encapsulates and celebrates the rich heritage of the sport. The 2018 running saw the Jamie Snowden trained Fact Of the Matter win The Glenfarclas cross Country Handicap. Last year’s winner has been over to Waregem this summer where he finished a gallant 5th in the Belgian Grand National, the 6th leg of the Crystal Cup series. Patrice Quinton has been the leading trainer of the series for the past five years, and looks set to take the title again in 2019.
As racegoers return on Saturday, December 14, they will be greeted by Midlife Choir-Sis who will be singing Christmas carols to maintain the festive mood plus there will be performances The Hip Cats around the racecourse. The feature race of the fixture is the Unibet International Hurdle and stands as a hugely significant race in its own right. It’s also one of the leading trials for Unibet Champion Hurdle in March. Another highlight for are the two feature races, the Unibet International Hurdle and the Caspian Caviar December Gold Cup.
Alongside the racing, racegoers will also get the chance to browse the stands in The Shopping Village, useful for those last minute Christmas presents.
Gates open at 10am on both days, with the first race at 12.10pm.