Cheltenham is taking centre stage this week as spectators return to Cheltenham Festival for the first time in two years. We will share photo highlights, on all four days of The Festival 2022, here on Visit Cheltenham. So bookmark this page and keep popping back to see highlights of one of the biggest horse racing events in the world. 

275,000 visitors are expected to visit Cheltenham Racecourse from the 15 - 18 March. From hotels and restaurants to taxi drivers and shops, the economic ripple effect from the festival week extends far beyond the racecourse and even Cheltenham itself. 

Pre-pandemic, tourism spending during Race Week in Cheltenham brought more than £200 million into the town’s economy. With this year’s Festival, it is estimated that the economic impact to Cheltenham and Gloucestershire as a whole could exceed £100 million.

For everything you need to know about the four day festival, including what to wear and where to eat, drink and celebrate post races,  check out - Your guide to Cheltenham Festival 2022.

Day One Cheltenham Festival 2022 Photos

First video shows crowds arriving at Cheltenham Racecourse and horses on the gallops in the morning, prior to The Festival commencing.

Second video shows the record breaking crowds of  68,506 racing fans who enjoyed seven thrilling races. With course records being broken, Rachael Blackmore making history (again) and TWO first Festival winners - Day One certainly didn’t disappoint.

Can you spot anyone you know in the crowds? 

Read more about the highlights of Day One - Summary of Day One by the Jockey Club

Day Two Cheltenham Festival 2022 - Ladies Day Photos

The rain didn’t put a dampener on day two of The Festival, with big upsets, first time winners and a final goodbye to Tiger Roll, a five-time winner at The Festival, who retired following his run yesterday.

Hats and umbrellas were the must-have accessories for Ladies Day. Celebrities and royalty spotted in the crowds include Princess Anne, Zara and Mike Tindell, TV presenter Eamonn Holmes with co-presenter Isabel Webster and Lystra Adams from Real Housewives of Cheshire

Can you spot anyone you know?

Read more about the highlights of Day Two - Summary of Day Two by the Jockey Club

Day Three Cheltenham Festival 2022 - St Patrick's Day Photos

St Patrick's Day saw racegoers (and the sun) return to The Festival for an exhilarating day of action. The horses and jockeys put on a special show in front of a star-studded crowd including BBC's Countryfile presenter and Cotswold Farm Park owner Adam Henson and wife Charlotte, Princess Anne with Zara and Mike Tindall, Radio and TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Chris Hughes, Rosie Tapner and many more. 

Can you spot anyone you know in the photos below?

Read more about the highlights of Day Three - Summary of Day Three by the Jockey Club

Day Four Cheltenham Festival 2022 - Gold Cup Day Photos

Our video features just a few of our favourite photos from the fourth & final day of The Festival. Over 70,000 people enjoyed seven thrilling races, including the famous Boodles Gold Cup won by 15 lengths by Rachael Blackmore and A Plus Tard, making Rachael the first female jockey to win the prestigious Gold Cup.

The glorious sunny day featured record breakers, world-class racing and history makers. A truly memorable day for any racing fan.

Read more about the highlights of Day Four - Summary of Gold Cup Day by the Jockey Club

Cheltenham Festival 2023

We look forward to seeing you at Cheltenham Festival 2023, taking place 14 - 17 March. Book your tickets now to get the best prices and avoid disappointment of missing out on racing’s biggest event. 

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