Cheltenham Race course is situated at Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire, England. The course is among the United Kingdom’s main National Hunt facilities. Each year at March the four day Cheltenham festival occurs in addition to another 16 race times of jump racing through the racing calendar. Highlights include the Grade One races such as the Champ Hurdle, The Arkle Challenge Trophy, the Queen Mother Champ Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, All which draw huge crowds. In 1815, the first flat race meeting was organized on Nottingham Hill in Cheltenham. 3 decades later the first Gold Cup race happened on Cleeve Hill.
Nonetheless, the local parish priest had the belief that horse racing was ungodly and invited his congregation into protest at the race in 1830. Observing this disturbance, the grandstand in the path was burnt down that resulted in the racecourse being jumped to Prestbury Park a year afterwards. Steeplechase meetings were formerly held an And over ford, but were switched into Prestbury Park in 1834. The four mile National Hunt Chase transferred from Warwick to Cheltenham in 1911. The Cheltenham 3 mile Gold Cup has been added into the schedule in 1924, and has been reinvigorated as a jumps occasion on the Old Course track.
Between 1932 and 1936, a horse called Golden Miller attained five consecutive Gold Cup wins and triumphed at the Grand National at Aintree. In 1927, the Champ Hurdle race has been established as part of the Cheltenham Festival. Taking place every year at March, the match was increased to 3 days and this encouraged other prestigious event to participate. For instance, The Triumph Hurdle, formerly based in Hurst Park at Surrey, joined the Cheltenham Festival at 1955. Right after, the National Hunt Two Mile Champ Chase was started and will be later renamed the Queen Mother Champ Chase in honor of the Queen Mothers 80th birthday.
In 1960, to adapt an escalating Number of visitors, Cheltenham Racecourse was enlarged with the construction of the Tattersalls Grandstand. Through the years, the racecourse evolved into a praised venue. The main tribune has been finished by the end of the 70s and further improvements were made such as the construction of new stables, the creations on the Cross Country Course and the further regeneration of the Tattersalls Grandstand with its brand new levels and top class restaurant. Since the turn of the century, Cheltenham Racecourse has continued into grow. Millions of pounds have been spent on upgrades such as the Best Mate Enclosure and the brand new conference and events facility called the Centaur that is among the largest auditorium in the South West of England. The Cheltenham Festival has been increased to four times in 2005. Cheltenham Racecourse attracts over 750, 000 visitors annually and generates more than 50 million at revenue for the local economy.