Cheltenham Festival

Welcome to Live View – Take the tour to learn more
Start Tour
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
15 Sep 10 18:30
Date Joined: 12 Jun 10
| Topic/replies: 12,005 | Blogger: .Fidway.'s blog
got my tatts tickets with a seat in the ****ss granstand for the 4 days.staying in a travelodge in oxford. its a 40 mile drive but im not really a drinker so not bothered about the drive.flying down to luton and renting a car for the week. the year brave inca won the champion hurdle was my 1st year attending the festival and think i will be going til the day i die.

saying that i always attend the grand national meeting and i think it has a friendlier atmosphere and just seems more relaxed.
Pause Switch to Standard View whats everyones plans for the festival?
Show More
Report rhinestone September 15, 2010 6:47 PM BST
Go down monday morning and stay at the Belfry, play the course on the Monday. Early Tuesday morning head to the apartment at Cheltenham. Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else, like the ease of staying there, the drinking, the time in mornings etc. Club enclosure all 4 days, as you say will be going til I die. A stag do I am attending was meant for the Thursday of Chelt til the Sunday but has had to be put back a week Cool
Report The Dragon September 15, 2010 8:31 PM BST
no pSadlans this year
Report rogerthebutler September 16, 2010 9:39 AM BST
Club all four days.

Staying at Malvern where I was for the first time last year and against everyone else's expectations, I had a great old time. There's some fantastic pubs out that way and the drive in to the course was the easiest I've ever known it.
Report Joist September 16, 2010 11:53 AM BST
Will be going on the Tuesday as usual, and actually quite enjoy the cattle-feel of Tatts in a strange way. So many people united and packed together for the same cause just makes it feel extra special.

Went to Gold Cup day last year, never again. Will spend the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on the sofa at home with Betfair up, doing my conkers. Happy
Report Wayward Lad September 16, 2010 12:54 PM BST
Will probably just go on the Friday as it has the worst racing (apart from the Gold Cup) and there's no pressure on me on having a bet. Will catch up with some old mates and talk about the winning bets from the previous 3 days. Will spend the T/W/Th at home watching on tv and playing the exchanges.
Report TITCH 1 September 16, 2010 11:04 PM BST
Monday - Gather all the antepost slips from the wardrobe, chuck 50% away and stroke the others, take the wife and kids out as i won't be around much for the rest of the week. Phone the lads up and cement our plans.

Tuesday - Golf in the morning followed by breakfast washed down by the first black one, meet up with the lads and discuss opinions for the week ahead. Watch the first day on tv and hope to break even.If Bino wins plans ramp up big time !

Wednesday - Off to the course including wives (club), take in the atmosphere and reflect on past glories. Guiness village for a while and get on the place pot. Finalise our meeting point and count my ammunition .... again. Stop off for a slap up meal on the way home funds permitting.

Thursday - A calm morning after the night before, watch the racing on the television with a trip to the dogs in the evening, a time of reflection, if losing do i chase hard on the friday............. of course i do!

Friday - Possibly off to track if having a good weeek, if not golf in the morning before planning the last days assault.Watch on the tv and dread the closure of yet another festival, tally up the weeks profit and loss, no matter what the result it was worth every penny. Chuck the wife a few quid if it's been a positive week and introduce myself to the kids again.

Saturday - Ponder my antepost fancies for next year and strike while the irons hot, first impressions and all that !

Good luck all.
Report gutfeeling September 18, 2010 5:49 PM BST
sunday night-meet up and drinks/discuss/argue about our fancies...go back to mates late and p****d and watch last years races/continue arguements until 3am..ish
monday-early fry up then the drive from london upto gloucester,book into hotel,get into bar and hit the drinks,greet all the once a year friends from all over,more debate and guiness until far too late...
tuesday-up 6am,fry up and museli,racing post/morning line,make up rolls/tea flasks,drive the 30 mins to prestbury park smiling like a loon but with head stuck in papers/laptop the whole journey,arrive,stretch legs,roll/tea,sort out placepot selections then enter cheltenham,head to tatts and bag rails pitch as close to finish line as possible and dont move other than to place bets/collect winnings if lucky enough,back to hotel,quick wash/change,back to bar,meal/drinks talk about the day with everyone covering good fortune/hard luck stories ect ect...guiness until pillowtime
wednesday/thursday/friday-same as tuesday other than friday is spent in the stands for a better view of those final 2 fences up the home straight for the gold cup...oh and friday have the one drink on course to toast hopefully another sucessful 4 days punting.
cant wait already :D
Report Cozza84. September 18, 2010 5:53 PM BST
first visit this year, club on the tuesday, watch hurricane fly hose up and it's all good from there. train home then out in sheffield at night. watch at home with hangover day after then back at work thursday and friday (probably a good thing if previous festival results are anything to go by!)
Report Masterminded September 18, 2010 9:36 PM BST
Just going Club Tuesday and Wednesday this year. Went on the Tuesday and Friday last year but will never go Gold Cup day again. Far too busy with non racing muppets getting in your way 99.9% of the time.
Report NorthernPunter September 18, 2010 9:58 PM BST
Course Tues and Weds this year before flying out to New York on the Thursday (missing the racing) but will be settled in a bar in NY in time to catch the Gold Cup on the Friday.

Just need to find the winner of the big one as it wont by Kauto or Imperial next year.
Post Your Reply
<CTRL+Enter> to submit
Please login to post a reply.


Instance ID: 13539