Cheltenham St Patrick's Thursday 2024 Preview

St. Patrick’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival is a vibrant celebration steeped in tradition and excitement, where racing enthusiasts and revelers alike come together to revel in the thrill of the sport amidst an atmosphere of Irish cheer and camaraderie. As one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the festival, St. Patrick’s Thursday is characterized by an eclectic blend of world-class horse racing, lively entertainment, and spirited festivities.

From the thundering hooves on the track to the sea of green-clad spectators, the day is a spectacle to behold, with the infectious spirit of St. Patrick’s Day infusing every aspect of the event. Experience it all for yourself with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality for the ultimate horse racing experience that promises nothing but the most elite jockeys and steeds in the bid to win the St Patricks Thursday race. 

Cheltenham St Patrick's Thursday: Race Schedule

St. Patrick’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival heralds a day of exhilarating racing action, steeped in the rich tapestry of Irish culture and sporting tradition. As the third day of this illustrious festival, St. Patrick’s Thursday boasts a race schedule brimming with excitement and anticipation. From the thundering hooves of the Ryanair Steeple Chase to the stamina-testing challenge of the Paddy Power Stayer’s Hurdle, the day promises a thrilling showcase of equine excellence.

Immerse yourself in all the horse racing action at Cheltenham Racecourse this spring by securing your official Cheltenham Festival hospitality.






The Turners Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

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The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed) (Premier Handicap)

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The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

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The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

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The TrustATrader Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Premier Handicap)

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The Ryanair Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

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The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Sponsored by The JRL Group) Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)

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Cheltenham St Patrick's Thursday: Key Race

St. Patrick’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival beckons with a captivating race schedule, highlighted by the prestigious Ryanair Steeple Chase and the esteemed Paddy Power Stayer’s Hurdle. 

Envoi Allen secured Henry de Bromhead his second triumph of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival in the esteemed Grade 1 Ryanair Chase, following Honeysuckle’s earlier win—a momentous occasion for the de Bromhead family. Meanwhile, in the Grade 1 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle, the resilient and consistent Sire Du Berlais clinched victory for the Cheltenham Festival’s most decorated owner, JP McManus. Trained by Gordon Elliott and expertly ridden by Mark Walsh, Sire Du Berlais, renowned for his prowess in the springtime, delivered a courageous performance, triumphing by a narrow margin of 3/4 lengths over Dashel Drasher, trained by Jeremy Scott. These races, the Ryanair Chase and the Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle, stand as pivotal moments on St. Patrick’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival, capturing the essence of jump racing excellence and delivering unforgettable moments for fans worldwide.

With the Ryainair Steeple Chase scheduled for 14:50 and the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle at 15:30, these two races do not want to be missed. See if Envoi Allen or Sire Du Berlais have what it takes for repeat success with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages for an absolutely thrilling raceday in the stunning backdrop of Cheltenham Racecourse. 

Cheltenham St Patrick's Thursday 2024: Market Favourites

Currently leading the market is El Fabiolo, trained by Willie Mullins, with odds favoring his victory in the 2:50pm race. However, with a potential entry in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on Day Two of the festival, El Fabiolo’s participation remains uncertain, leaving room for contenders such as Banbridge and Envoi Allen to vie for top honors.

Following the exhilarating Ryanair Steeple Chase is the equally competitive Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle at 3:30pm, promising another thrilling showdown among top-class hurdlers. Teahupoo emerges as the favored contender, backed by strong form and impressive performances, with stablemate Irish Point closely trailing in the betting. As the anticipation builds and the stakes rise, fans eagerly await the outcome of these prestigious races, poised to witness history in the making at the Cheltenham Festival’s St. Patrick’s Thursday.

Witness who will prove victorious this time around with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages for an immersive and indulgent experience in 2024.

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality

Cheltenham Festival hospitality ensures an unforgettable experience tailored to delight even the most discerning guests, with every aspect meticulously crafted to guarantee a memorable occasion. From the exclusive luxury of private boxes to the vibrant ambiance of shared hospitality lounges, a variety of options cater to different preferences and group sizes.

Nestled at the heart of the Cheltenham Festival’s Official Hospitality Village, the Platinum Suites stand out as the epitome of corporate hospitality excellence. Situated adjacent to the prestigious Long Run Boxes, these suites offer luxury and convenience, making them an attractive choice for VIP guests seeking the ultimate race day experience. With unparalleled access to the parade ring and Club Enclosure viewing areas, guests can immerse themselves in the excitement just steps away from the lively Guinness Village. Whether opting for shared tables for intimate gatherings or reserving private suites for larger parties, each package is thoughtfully curated to include premium amenities and services.

For guests seeking an unparalleled trackside experience, the Long Run Balcony Boxes provide an exclusive retreat amidst the thrilling racecourse action. These boxes offer a harmonious blend of culinary delights and panoramic vistas, serving as the perfect vantage point to witness the excitement unfold from the final furlong to the winning post. With private box balconies offering breathtaking views, guests can soak in the atmosphere of unparalleled excitement while indulging in gourmet treats.

Secure your places for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival by exploring the final official hospitality packages available, including the Platinum Suites and Long Run Balcony Boxes. Contact Hospitality Centre today to learn more and reserve your spot for a day of luxury and excitement.

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