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The Cheltenham Festival – Enjoy St Patrick’s Thursday In Style

Friday 21st September 2018 / Sporting News / Horse Racing / Compare Hospitality


Cheltenham Festival - St Patrick's Thursday 2019

Bring on the Guinness and races this St Patrick’s Thursday!

The Cheltenham Festival event is known for its incomparable atmosphere and Grade One contests. Be sure to attend this year as St Patrick’s Thursday never disappoints when it comes to entertainment. Join the rest of the Irish descending on 14th March 2019 for the third day of the fantastic Cheltenham Festival.

What separates St Patrick’s Thursday to all other Cheltenham Festival days is the electricity. That explosive feeling of anticipation. The smell of hops, buzz of energy and burst of exhilaration that comes from winning a race. What better way to celebrate your St Patrick’s Day on the Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival? It will be an Irish celebration to remember.

Guinness Village

With the famous Guinness Village once again open for business, it is sure to be a perfect day for racegoers.

Here’s your chance to celebrate St Patrick’s Day early! No St Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a trip to the Guinness Village. Of course, that’s not to say that Guinness is the only drink on tap. There is such a variety of entertainment in the area including live music and the electric atmosphere coming from the finishing fence. You can be sure a visit to the Guinness Village will put you in the mood for an Irish jig and merriment.

That being said, music is a huge part of Cheltenham Festival’s St Patrick’s Day Thursday. The unexpected delight of having a variety of Irish folk and pop music will give you much more than an Irish day at the races.

Cheltenham Races – Irish luck on your side

We cannot talk about the Cheltenham Festival without looking at the races. St Patrick’s Thursday has the pleasure of delivering its attendees a whopping three Grade 1 contests. The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and the Ryanair Steeple Chase are just some of the first-class races during a thrilling four days. Surely this will give you enough reason to enjoy St Patrick’s Day early at the Cheltenham Festival. You don’t have to place a bet to feel the Irish luck – it is lucky enough to be at such an amazing event.

It is safe to say that you will not want to miss a single moment of the action. So, in preparation for the big day, here is a rundown of the race times:

St Patrick's Thursday - 14th March 2019

The JLT Novices' Chase - 13.30 (Grade 1)

The Pertemps Network Final - 14.10

The Ryanair Steeple Chase - 14.50 (Grade 1)

The Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle - 15.30 (Grade 1)

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate - 16.10

The Trull House Stud Mares Novices' Hurdle - 16.50

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase - 17.30

Book your St Patrick’s Thursday hospitality in advance

As you prepare for a day of racing unlike any other, make sure you do it in style with a choice of top-quality hospitality packages. The Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages are numerous so you are spoiled for choice. If you are looking for a real VIP experience then try our Private Grandstand Box. It has everything from champagne reception to afternoon tea. Also, places are still available in the delightful Silks Restaurant, which offers fine dining as well as a panoramic viewing balcony.

Or why not try The Venue? An exclusive Courtyard area located in the Official Festival Hospitality Village. Year after year The Venue has proved to be a popular staple of Cheltenham Festival hospitality. Enjoy the Irish day of celebration right with a four-course meal, complimentary bar and much, much more.

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