It’s that time of year again…you can feel it in the air. Adrenalin building as you hear the thundering charge of hooves pounding the ground, the smell of tweed and excitement on the autumn horizon. There’s only a few weeks to go until Cheltenham Racecourse hold their Showcase Meeting to start the season on 26th/27th October.
With its backdrop of the rolling cotswold hills, Cheltenham is the theatre of dreams for many this time of year. Maybe not for the bookies but for the grooms, trainers, breeders, owners, jockeys and punters alike – the dream of a winner is constant. It steals their sleep and sharpens their focus for months leading up to October. And you can feel the tension building. The excitement and drama of the new season waiting to start.
Like you, we can’t wait
The National Hunt season will welcome the rising stars of Cheltenham as top trainers and owners showcase their new talent. Each year reputations are forged from the terraces to the paddock and are celebrated in the winning circle – and this year will be no exception.
Since the first race meeting took place here in 1815, Cheltenham Racecourse has grown in popularity year on year. Boasting a £45 million redevelopment in 2015, the venue now welcomes over 700,000 visitors each year.
Home of jump racing, and one of 14 prestigious courses owned by The Jockey Club, Cheltenham is famous for its Festival and The Gold Cup. Racing enthusiasts will already have 12-15 March 2019 highlighted on their calendars and accommodation booked before the madness of March approaches. The months ahead are the warm up and will entice you to visit again and again.
When it comes to luxury you’ll like our odds
The race to find accommodation in Cheltenham has started but that doesn’t mean you have to jump at the first overnight deal you find. Why not treat yourself to a little luxury, extend your stay and reside in style with us at Watermark. Wake up refreshed, relaxed and ready for the racing after a night in one of our lakeside lodges. Enjoy post-race dining and come down from your sporting high in the neighbouring spa. Relieve the stress from the tensions of the day and take in the beauty of the Cotswolds countryside from your sofa.
Entertain your clients, colleagues and corporate guests dining at Chez Roux at the racecourse or for a more informal gathering, welcome them all to a lakeside BBQ back at your lodge. You’re welcome to stay with us for the season, not just for the first meeting. We’re at your disposal from October to April, including New Year’s Day, and beyond the racing calendar.
Celebrate the start of the racing season, and your winnings, at Watermark.