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

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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