The race course has two separate courses that run alongside each other and are known as the old and new course.
Cheltenham races doesn’t attract the fancy hats and expensive frocks, but this doesn’t mean you do not have to indulge yourself. Like most race courses, Cheltenham has no dress code but alludes to comfort and class. This is mainly due to the season in which the majority of Cheltenham races takes place, the winter months can be harsh so check the weather report.
Suits are common place for the men in the Club Enclosure and ladies will usually adorn a hat but the winter months usually dictate how much highbrow fashion occurs.
The New Course, at Cheltenham, is a downhill fence and has a longer run-in for steeplechases than the Old Course. The Hurdle races on the New Course are just over 2 miles long. Cheltenham also has a cross-country course which is laid out inside the main racecourse, used for the cross-country steeplechases.
Throughout the year, including the festival, the race track averages an annual crowd of 700,000 visitors. The race course not only provides thorough horse racing entertaining for all these visitors but caters for them adequately too.
For the cream of the crop in the jockey, trainer and horse racing world then come visit the Cheltenham course, undoubtedly one of the UKs finest.