The November Meeting is back with a bang this year! Friday 12th-Sunday 14th November will be packed full of top-quality racing, hospitality, and entertainment for punters both at Cheltenham racecourse and at home. This is an unmissable event at the home of Jump Racing which The Wine Tipster is excited to present at. Here he shares his top hospitality tips and racing selections ahead of the weekend.
Countryside Day (Friday 12th) launches the meeting off in style with six outstanding races including Handicap Chase (1:45), The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase (2:55), and The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race (3:30).
Paddy Power Day (Saturday 13th) features seven exciting races including the biggest Jump racing fixture before Christmas: Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2:15). Last year, Coole Cody joined the historic list of Gold Cup winners, who will be joining them this year?
Finally, Family Fun Day (Sunday 14th) rounds off the meeting with top-quality entertainment all day alongside the last six thrilling races of The November. The highlight of the schedule is The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2:55).
Catch most of the weekend’s races on ITV and check out Race Replays for the action right after it’s happened. For all the information on the weekend’s schedule of races, download your Digital Racecard with The Jockey Club App.
The next question after which races to watch and who to back is where to watch them from? Cheltenham’s three enclosures each boast a unique racegoer experience with different hospitality options. The Best Mate Enclosure has a top class view of the Grandstand and course and a good selection of food outlets; The Tattersalls Enclosure gets you closer to the action of the Winner’s Enclosure and Winning Post as well as having great views from the Grandstand and top food options; and finally, The Club Enclosure will get you into all the food and drink outlets and racecourse areas for a truly premier Cheltenham experience.
This year’s food and drink options are second-to-none, with something to satisfy every racegoer from mobile catering units to luxury bars and restaurants. See below for a map of all the top attractions this meeting:
The Wine Tipster is especially excited about visiting The November Lounge over the weekend, and with its TV and bar, what more could he need! The wines on offer across the course are particularly special this year, and The Wine Tipster is looking forward to presenting on the wine list and the value of raceday hospitality in the Panoramic Restaurant and the Cheltenham Club on the top floor of The Princess Royal Stand.
In particular, the following wines really stand out from the wine list and are well worth a try if you are at the course or at home:
If you’re not at Cheltenham this weekend, you can still get in the racing spirit with a Glenfarclas cocktail (sponsors of the Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase). Why not try the delicious and easy to make 105 Mizu-Wari cocktail with 25ml Glenfarclas 105 and 150ml Soda water, served long with lots of ice and garnished with an orange slice.
The November Meeting is always packed with fun and exciting entertainment from music to family fun activities. This year is no different, with a spectacular range of features to enjoy. Countryside Day has a huge amount to offer, with a Gun Dog Display and Hound Parade, the ROR parade, an Air Display from the Bremont Great War Display Team, Kaleb Cooper from Clarkson’s Farm, and the return of the Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale. For more shopping opportunities, make your way to The Shopping Village with over 70 trade stands.
For great music, the Hipcats will be walking around bringing Jazz to every corner of the racecourse and in the Village, The Lucky 15’s are playing between races. After-racing entertainment across the three days will also include a DJ set from BBC Radio 1’s Chris Stark and The Chip Shop Boys.
Looking for some family fun? Sunday’s activities for all the family include a bouncy castle, inflatable fun, animals from St James City Farm, face painting, arts and crafts, pet balloons, and much more! Under 18s go free and 18-24 year olds get half price tickets, so why not make it a family day out to Cheltenham?
For more information on the weekend’s schedule of events, check out the November Meeting website here.
The Wine Tipster wishes you the best November Meeting yet and hopes you enjoy the raceday hospitality experience. Share how you celebrate with him on Social Media, subscribe to his latest blogs here, and look out for his Unibet Racing blogs across the weekend. Cheers!
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