It’s just over 6 weeks until the start of the world famous Cheltenham Festival which this year hosts the centenary of the Gold Cup, one of most prestigious races in the whole of the National Hunt Calendar. With The Cheltenham Festival starting on the 12th march 2024 and going through till the 15th March 2024 it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy this iconic horse racing event.
If you are a horse racing fan from Derby, Derbyshire or Nottingham and the surrounding area you can’t trust public transport with the ongoing rail strikes to get you there so why not travel in style and book a chauffeur driven car from your front door right to the famous home of jump racing, Cheltenham Racecourse.
4 days of horse racing in Cheltenham
With 28 races over 4 days the Cheltenham Festival has something for every horse racing enthusiast.
- Champions Day on Tuesday 12th March starts the Festival and is the day to hear the “Cheltenham Roar” as the starter raises the tape for the first race.
- Style Wednesday celebrates the glamour and the glory of The Cheltenham Festival and is the epitome of timeless glamour, from the excitement of the winners to the stunning fashion on display.
- St Patricks Day on Thursday features the The Ryanair Chase and Paddy Power Stayer’s Hurdle amongst the days horse races. Off the Cheltenham racecourse the Irish passion is sure to raise the rafters.
- Saturday 15th March is Cheltenham Gold Cup day. One of the most iconic races in the calendar and the one that all jockeys and owners want to win.
100 years of the Cheltenham Gold Cup
With the first Gold Cup race being run at Cheltenham in 1924 this year marks the centenary of the most iconic cup in horse racing. 100 years ago the first race was won by Red Splash, ridden by Dick Rees at odds of 5/1. The prize pot for winning the first Cheltenham Gold Cup was £685 (approximately £33500 in todays money). This year’s Gold Cup winning horse will win a staggering £351998.08 to be split between, Jockey, owner and trainer.
Why you should book a chauffeur to The Cheltenham Festival
Choosing a luxury chauffeur driven car from Derby to The Cheltenham Festival makes perfect sense for those who want to make the most of the race day and enhance their visit to the festival.
Trains can be unreliable. You may arrive late and miss the first horse race and at the end of the day you may have to leave proceedings early due to the train timetable. With A52 Executive Cars Cheltenham Festival “wait & return” Derby Chauffeur service, your driver will get you the racecourse in relaxing luxury and on time. After the races have finished they will be waiting close by whenever you want to leave so you can enjoy your day at the races to the fullest.
Our Derby Chauffeur fleet has a car for every requirement. If you want to arrive in style then why not book our class leading long wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S Class and relax in ultimate comfort in the reclining leather seats on your journey to The Cheltenham Festival. Our long wheelbase BMW 7 Series with rear TV screens and massage seats is also a great choice for a relaxing chauffeur driven journey from Derby. For those that are a little more price conscious we have the Mercedes E Class, Volvo S90 and Jaguar XF which all feature leather interiors, air conditioning and privacy glass.
For small group travel to The Cheltenham Festival in March we have the Mercedes V Class MPV which is ideal for travel from Derby for 4 – 8 passengers, and through our network of trusted colleagues we are able to quote on standard minibuses and Luxury mini coaches to accommodate up to 16 passengers.
Book your travel
from Derby to The Cheltenham Festival
To find out more about booking a a chauffeur to drive you from Derby and the East Midlands to The Cheltenham Festival contact us as soon as possible by any of the methods below.
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