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Top panel and racecourse gallop at Exeter’s Star Sports Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
11:20 AM

The build up to the 2014 Cheltenham Festival begins at Exeter Racecourse on Friday, February 21 at 6.30pm when an all star line up will answer punters questions at its annual preview evening after Cheltenham hopefuls have been put through their paces on the racecourse.

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On the panel are the Westcountry’s top three trainers Paul Nicholls, Philip Hobbs and David Pipe who will answer questions from the audience about their Festival chances. Nicholls’ number two jockey and Exeter ambassador Nick Scholfield will give his thoughts on the runners and Andrew King from the Racing Post and Luke Tarr from Star Sports will add his views. Presenting the evening is Racing UK’s Oli Bell.

The evening is sponsored by Star Sports and is £20 per head on the day, or £15 if booked in advanced, and includes a one course meal.

A day’s racing precedes the event with the first race off at 1.50pm. Then when the last race has concluded at 4.50pm, Cheltenham contenders will be put through their paces with a racecourse gallop. Pre-book to come racing and attend the preview evening for £33 (Premier) or £28 (Grandstand and Paddock).

Tickets must be pre-booked for the preview evening which starts at 6.30pm by visiting www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk or calling the ticket office on 08445 793005.

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