Cheltenham Style Wednesday 2024 Preview

Style Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival transcends mere horse racing; it embodies a century-long tradition of elegance and sophistication. A homage to the illustrious journey of the Cheltenham Gold Cup over the past 100 years, this day stands as a testament to the enduring allure of fashion amidst the thrill of the races.

It transforms into a captivating tableau of personal expression, with racegoers taking center stage as the true stars of the day. As fashion intertwines with tradition, Style Wednesday becomes a celebration of personal style, family legacies, and the timeless allure of the Cheltenham Festival.

Witness it all for yourself with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality this Spring and have the ultimate raceday at Cheltenham Racecourse in the stunning backdrop of the ‘Olympics Of Jump Racing’.

Race Schedule

Style Wednesday, the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, shines brightly with the illustrious Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase taking center stage. As the clock strikes 15:30, spectators eagerly await the spectacle of Grade 1 competitors navigating 12 challenging fences across a thrilling 2-mile course.

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

TIMES  

RACE

DISTANCE  

TYPE  

13:30

The Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

14:10

The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

3m abt ½ f

Chase

14:50

The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Premier Handicap)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

15:30

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

Abt 2m

Chase

16:10

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m abt 5½f

Chase

16:50

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Premier Handicap)

abt 2m

Chase

17.30

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)                                               

2m abt ½f

Bumper

Key Race

Celebrated for its exhilarating pace and the sheer display of speed, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase stands as a pinnacle of excellence at the Cheltenham Festival’s Style Wednesday. While Friday’s Gold Cup testifies to the endurance of champions, this prestigious event is a showcase of pure velocity, where Europe’s top two-mile chasers vie for a place among the race’s storied history. From its inception in 1959, when Quita Que triumphed under the guidance of trainer Dan Moore and jockey Bunny Cox, to the consecutive victories of Fortria under the expert tutelage of Tom Dreaper and the skilled riding of Pat Taaffe in 1960 and 1961, this race has witnessed legendary moments that have immortalized both horse and rider.

Ferocious steed Energumene won the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2022 and 2023, does he have what it takes to secure his third victory in 2024? Find out first hand with official Cheltenham Festival Hospitality that promises nothing but thrilling horse races and indulgent luxuries for the perfect race day. 

Market Favourites

fter a two-year hiatus due to injury, Ferny Hollow made a triumphant return by clinching victory in the Newlands Chase at Naas over the weekend. His impressive performance has significantly boosted his odds to 7/1 for securing a win in the upcoming Queen Mother Champion Chase.

While El Fabiolo remains the overwhelming favorite at odds of 2/5 to claim victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Jonbon emerges as a formidable contender, priced at 10/3. Notably, Jonbon is perceived as El Fabiolo’s main challenger, particularly after their encounter in last year’s Arkle Chase, where El Fabiolo emerged victorious.

Another contender stirring interest is Elixir De Nutz, who defeated Jonbon in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot towards the end of January, currently standing at odds of 20/1 for the Champion Chase next month. Additionally, Edwardstone and Captain Guinness are positioned ahead of Elixir De Nutz in the odds at 15/2 and 16/1, respectively. Edwardstone’s recent dominant performance at Newbury in February, securing a remarkable 40-length victory, has sparked considerable attention and speculation ahead of the prestigious race.

Witness who will prove victorious this time around at Cheltenham Racecourse for The Festival 2024 with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages to indulge in the ultimate horse racing experience. 

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality

Cheltenham Festival hospitality ensures a bespoke experience tailored to delight even the most discerning guests. Whether reveling in the privacy of exclusive private boxes or embracing the dynamic atmosphere of shared hospitality lounges, every aspect is meticulously crafted for an unforgettable occasion.

Nestled within the heart of the Cheltenham Festival’s Official Hospitality Village, the Platinum Suites epitomize corporate hospitality excellence. Positioned adjacent to the esteemed Long Run Boxes, these suites radiate luxury and convenience, catering to VIP guests seeking the ultimate race day adventure. With unparalleled access to the parade ring and Club Enclosure viewing areas, guests can immerse themselves in the excitement just steps away from the vibrant ambiance of the Guinness Village. Whether opting for shared tables for intimate gatherings or reserving private suites for larger parties, each package boasts a thoughtfully curated selection of amenities.

The allure of the Long Run Balcony Boxes transcends conventional hospitality; they epitomize an exclusive haven for discerning guests seeking an unrivaled trackside experience. Representing the pinnacle of corporate entertainment, the Long Run Boxes seamlessly blend culinary excellence with panoramic vistas, offering an unparalleled viewpoint to witness the thrilling racecourse action. From the final stretch to the finish line, guests are treated to breathtaking views from the private box balconies, fostering an atmosphere of unmatched excitement. Experience it firsthand with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality.

cheltenham style wednesday preview

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