The National Hunt season hots up with three days of incredible racing at The November Meeting from Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November.
Friday is known as countryside day, with countryside inspired entertainment, including a Gun Dog display. The Countryside Alliance will join us to raise funds for the British Equestrian Team: Mission Paris. If you're passionate about great sport and the countryside, Friday of The November Meeting is the perfect way to celebrate both!
A highlight from Countryside Day last year, was seeing Joe Tizzard train his first Cheltenham winner in the shape of Amarillo Sky, who was expertly partnered by Brendan Powell. At the start of the 22/23 season Joe Tizzard took over the license from his father Colin who enjoyed a huge amount of success Cheltenham, including landing the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup with Native River.
The Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’s Hurdle went to the Paul Nicholls trained Hermes Allen, who went on to enjoy a good season including a Grade 1 victory at Newbury and a Grade 1 placing at Aintree’s Grand National Festival.
The November Meeting party has started, make sure you don’t miss out and join Radio 1 duo, Rickie and Melvin live in The Centaur after racing.
Saturday, is the showpiece of the meeting, the lively, excitable and fun atmosphere, coupled with superb sporting action and fantastic entertainment makes it’s an unmissable day. The racing glitterati are out in force, owners, trainers and jockeys are battling it out on the track to return to victorious to the cheer of the crowds nestled in the rolling Cotswold hills.
Last year’s Paddy Power Gold Cup went the way of the Jamie Snowden trained Ga Law. The French bred won under Jonathan Burke by a nail-biting ¾’s of a length fending off French Dynamite, trained by Mouse Morris.
The supporting races on the card did not disappoint, Banbridge who scored in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys handicap hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, took the Grade 2 From The Horses Mouth Podcast Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices Chase. Joseph O’Brien’s charge skipped the Cheltenham Festival but was victorious in the Grade 1 Racehorse Lotto Manifesto Novices' Chase at the Aintree Grand National Festival.
There will be live entertainment throughout the day and the action doesn’t stop when the racing does, continue the party in The Centaur with legendary local band The Chip Shop Boys.
Sunday is all about family entertainment, with fun activities in our Family Fun Zone and exhilarating racing, it’s a great day, to ignite the racing flame in the in the hearts of future fans!
The feature race on the afternoon, was won by the ever-popular local father and son duo Nigel and Sam Twiston Davies. I Like To Move It put favourite Gin Roco in his place beating him by a substantial 5 ½ lengths. He later went on to win Wincanton’s feature hurdle race the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle in February, before a tilt against jump racing’s poster boy Constitution Hill in the Unibet Champion Hurdle, where he finished a respectable 5th.
The story of the day was The Real Whacker winning the mallardjewlers.com Novices’ Chase. Trained in Yorkshire, by Patrick Neville. The Real Whacker has placed his name in history, with his three consecutive wins including at Cheltenham Festival, providing one of the loudest receptions of the day.
Family Fun, fiercely competitive racing, make it the perfect day for all the family to enjoy.
Please not that under 18’s race free and do not require a ticket to enter.
For all information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/events-tickets/the-november-meeting/