Cheltenham Preview Evenings

Cheltenham Preview evenings have taken on a life of their own in recent years, and we once again will be bringing you a comprehensive listing of all the previews in the run-up to the Festival.

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February 2020

Monday 24 February


Red Lion Hotel, Sheffield Road, Todwick, S26 1DJ
Opens 6.45pm for 7.15pm start
Price: £7pp includes pie and pea supper, raffle and auction
Booking: call the hotel on 01909 771654
Host: Bobby Beevers
Panel: Jim McGrath, Andrew Thornton, Chris Dixon and Danny Cook
In aid of: Bob Beevers Memorial Melanoma Fund
Sponsor: Vertem and Tip of the Sword Racing

Thursday 27 February


The Horse and Hound

Time: 7.30pm
Price: €10
Booking: @mark_jason86
Host: Mark Fanning
Panel: Joseph O'Brien, Mark Enright, JJ Slevin and Billy Lee
In aid of: The Irish Injured Jockey Fund

Friday 28 February


Revolution Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar, 19 John Street, Waterford, Ireland

Time: 7.00pm - 10.30pm
Price: €20
Booking: Book Here
Host: Matt Keane of WLR FM
Panel: Jane Mangan, Emmet Kennedy, Kevin Sexton, Andrew, Tom and Dave from The Finishing Line Podcast
In aid of: The Irish Injured Jockey Fund

March 2020

Tuesday 3 March


Christ The King Club, 14 Westhill Rd, Coventry, CV6 2AA

Time: 7.15pm - 10pm
Price: £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door
Booking: or 0247659 3444
Chair: Adam Bridge from Talksport
Panel: Micky Quinn, Jonjo O'Neill Jr, Charlie Longsdon, Luke Tarr

Wednesday 4 March


The Pavilion, Barbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4BN

Time: Doors open 19.00 for 19.45 start
Price: £15 - includes £25 free matched bet for all attendees and price boosts on the night
Booking: Andrew Hook, 07900 692154 or
Panel: Richard Hoiles, Charlie Longsdon, Tom Messenger, Paul Jones, Martin Chapman
In aid of: Transplant Sport UK
Sponsor: StarSports


Doncaster Racecourse, The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster. DN2 6BB

Time: Gates open 6.30pm, Starts 7.30pm. Pie and pea supper at 8.45pm, ends 10.30pm
Price: £16pp includes pie and pea supper, and £5 free bet (£8 annual members)
Booking: Doncaster racecourse:
Panel: Ed Chamberlin, Oli Bell, Michael Shinners, Warren Greatrex, Mark Howard
Sponsor: SkyBet

Thursday 5 March


London Racing Club, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 4DN (nearest tube Gloucester Road)

Panel: Lydia Hislop, Phil Smith, Lee Mottershead
In aid of: 


Friday 6 March


Western House Hotel, Ayr Racecourse, 2 Whitletts Road, Ayr, KA8 0JE

Price: £50pp including three-course dinner) £500 for a table of 10
Booking: 01292 264179
Chair: Ian Ferguson
Panel: Tony Dobbin, Brian Hughes, Iain Jardine


Westend Social Club, 52 St Nicholas' Road, Barry, CF62 6QY

Price: £10 including food
Panel: Tim Vaughan, Alan Johns, Steve Jones