Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse

Our partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse has raised over £650,000 since 2010 with an annual presence at the Cheltenham Festival.

Now in our fourth year together, we work alongside the racecourse at the annual Cheltenham Festival. 

The St Patrick’s Day Derby

On the Cheltenham Festival’s St Patrick’s Day Thursday, 12 jockeys are carefully selected from over 100 applicants to take part in a charity flat race over one mile and five furlongs. The jockeys, many with their own personal reasons for supporting us, come from across the UK and Europe for this prestigious race and raise money to help beat cancer.

The Cheltenham Chaser

Following the race, jockeys, horse owners, trainers and racing fans come together for an invite-only Gold Cup preview evening. Guests enjoy live entertainment, a Q&A session with top jockeys and a live auction, where the audience bid against one another for incredible, money can't buy auction lots.

For more information about our partnership please contact Kit Hegarty at Cancer Research UK on 0203 469 5115.


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