About Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham Racecourse had the very first Flat race meeting in 1815 and had an annual two day July meeting, featuring the Gold Cup and a 3m Flat race. The horse racing industry has continuously grown; with more people showing an interest in it each year and having over 700,000 people go to Cheltenham Racecourse each year. The racecourse has become well known for its 4 Day Cheltenham Festival in March featuring the Gold Cup race and where the best horses and jockeys begin the Jump racing. Online you are able to buy tickets for all major events, make reservations for their restaurants, a race day guide featuring tip and what horses are entered in the race as well as the horse racing results. Cheltenham Racecourse also provides conferences and events from some of the top stand up comedians, musicians, bands, like, Jon Richardson, The Vamps, and Lee Evans.