Cheltenham Festival Preview at Wincanton

On Thursday 10th March Wincanton Racecourse once again stages its FREE ADMISSIONS RACEDAY to all those who have pre-registered.

To top the free raceday experience, after each race presentation Wincanton racegoers will have the chance to win Bathwick Tyres vouchers that will be randomly drawn by on-course presenter Luke Harvey throughout the day.

Huw Williams, Wincanton Racecourse’s General Manager, says: “I’m delighted that once again with the support of long-term sponsors Bathwick Tyres that we are able to provide an unlimited audience the chance to enjoy jump racing for free.”

Gates open at 11:30am on Thursday 10th March with the first race off at 2:20pm.

Advance registration is compulsory with a maximum of four tickets per household – online at or call 0344 579 3014. Registration closes for FREE ADMISSION at midnight on Sunday, 6th March with standard ticket charges applicable for those who have not registered in advance.

For added excitement and further insight into the world of horse racing, free admissions raceday will also stage a Cheltenham Festival Preview Luncheon in the Kingwell Restaurant.

This year’s preview will feature live audio interviews with Sir Anthony McCoy and Patrick Mullins, son of Willie Mullins – the most feared Festival opponent, alongside interactive text commentary.  Presented by Luke Harvey, and supported by a formidable panel that includes the nine-time Champion trainer – Paul Nicholls; former jockey and assistant trainer – Joe Tizzard – to provide an update on Cue Card’s chances of winning the £1 million Cheltenham Gold Cup bonus; and the articulate Tom Scudamore – stable jockey to David Pipe.

Tickets to Wincanton’s Festival Preview are available online at or call 0344 579 3014.  Priced at £59, the package includes a three-course lunch in the Kingwell Restaurant and the best preview in Somerset.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive from 11am with the Preview under starter’s orders at midday.


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