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After top tips for the Cheltenham Festival? Get yourself to one of these preview evenings


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  • Looking for the best tips from racing experts ahead of Cheltenham? With the Festival just around the corner (13-16 March), we’ve rounded up the preview evenings happening across the country over the coming weeks for the National Hunt enthusiasts out there

    Tuesday, 27 February

    Where: Moor Park, Ludlow, Shropshire
    Time: 7pm
    Panel includes: Henry Daly, Tom Symonds, Richard Johnson
    Ticket price: £15pp (includes welcome drink and canapés)
    Contact: Visit moorpark.nutickets.com or call 07795 833614

    Thursday, 1 March

    Where: The Pheasant, Hungerford, Berkshire
    Time: 6.30pm
    Panel includes: Oliver Sherwood, Toby Lawes, Steve Jones, Luke Tarr, Alex Stedman
    Ticket price: Free (tables available for dinner)
    Contact: Call o1488 648284 or email info@thepheasant-inn.co.uk

    Friday, 2 March

    Where: Jack Berry House, Malton, North Yorkshire
    Time: 7pm
    Panel includes: Brian Hughes, Andrew Thornton, Brian Ellison, Nicola McGeady, Niall Hannity
    Ticket price: £15pp (refreshments available)
    Contact: Call 01653 602090 or email jo.russell@ijf.org.uk

    Friday, 2 March

    Where: Chepstow racecourse, Monmouthshire
    Panel includes: Richard Johnson, Noel Fehily, Paul Nicholls, John Francome
    Ticket price: £25pp
    Contact: visit chepstow-racecourse.co.uk or call 01291 622260

    Cheltenham Festival

    Monday, 5 March

    Where: Bath racecourse, Somerset
    Time: 7pm
    Panel: Tony Ennis, Andrew Thornton, Charlie Morlock, Zac Baker, Tom Humphries, Dean Goddard
    Ticket price: Free
    Contact: Visit bath-racecourse.co.uk

    Tuesday, 6 March

    Where: M Bar, Threadneedle Street, London
    Time: 6.30pm
    Panel: Mick Fitzgerald, Richard Johnson, Bill Esdaile, Luke Tarr
    Ticket price: £25pp (seat, chips and a pint of Guiness)/£10pp (standing and free pint of Guinness)
    Contact: Call 0207 157 1576 or email info@racingbreaks.com

    Wednesday, 7 March

    Where: Oaksey House, Lambourn, Berkshire
    Time: 7pm
    Panel includes: Nico de Boinville, Warren Greatrex, Chris Cook, Simon Clare, Jonathan Powell
    Ticket price: £15pp (refreshments available)
    Contact: Call 01488 674242 or email helen.sanderson@ijf.org.uk

    Wednesday, 7 March

    Where: The Kings Head, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Time: 6.30pm
    Panel includes: Aidan Coleman, David Bass, Mattie Batchelor, Fergal O’Brien, Luke Tarr, Ben Hastie
    Ticket price: 15pp (includes welcome drink and canapés)
    Contact: Call 01285 700900

    Credit: Bill Selwyn

    Friday, 9 March

    Where: Taunton racecourse, Somerset
    Time: 6pm
    Panel includes: Philip Hobbs, David Pipe, Paul Nicholls, Tom Scudamore, Tom Malone
    Ticket price: £10pp in advance/£12.50pp on the door (refreshments and bar available)
    Contact: Visit tauntonracecourse.co.uk

    Saturday, 10 March

    Where: Sandown Park, Surrey
    Time: After racing
    Panel includes: Oli Bell, Nicky Henderson, Alan King, Emmet Kennedy and Richard Johnson
    Ticket price: £5pp (not including racing)
    Contact: Visit sandown.thejockeyclub.co.uk

    Sunday, 11 March

    Where: Cheltenham racecourse, Gloucestershire
    Time: 6.30pm
    Panel includes: Jeremy Kyle, John Francome, Fergal O’Brien, Ruby Walsh, Cornelius Lysaght
    Ticket price: £6pp/annual members free.
    Contact: Visit cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

    Sunday, 11 March

    Where: Bel and Dragon, Kingsclere, Berkshire
    Time: 7pm
    Panel includes: Nico de Boinville, Andrew Balding, Kieran O’Sullivan
    Ticket price: £20pp (including a chicken dinner).
    Contact: Call Tyron Mills on 07595 944524

    Sunday, 11 March

    Where: Warwick racecourse, Warwickshire
    Time: 11.15am
    Panel includes: Rupert Bell, Dan Skelton, Olly Murphy, Jason Maguire
    Ticket price: £85pp (includes raceday marquee, drinks reception, two-course lunch, afternoon tea, course walk, auction prizes)
    Contact: Email jo.payne@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

    If you are attending or organising a Cheltenham Festival preview evening and would like it listed, please email: hannah.lemieux@timeinc.com

    Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s Cheltenham preview issue (on sale 8 March) and read the full report — including in-depth analysis, pictures, expert comment and more — in the 22 March issue of Horse & Hound.

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