When is Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day 2020? Date, tickets and dress code

Prepare for glitz and glamour as Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner.

Cheltenham Festival is renowned for showcasing the UK and Ireland's most powerful horses, but Ladies Day offers racegoers the chance to brandish their taste for fashion.

The relaxed dress code allows guests to dress in adventurous attire, with attendees renowned for wearing oversized hats and bold, colourful dresses.

Prizes are up for grabs too at Cheltenham Racecourse, as previous years have offered out new cars, spa breaks and free big money bets for the best dressed on the day.

But when is Ladies Day? Here's all the information you need to know.

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When is Cheltenham Festival 2020?

Cheltenham Festival begins on Tuesday 10th March and goes on for four days, finishing on Friday 13th March.

When is Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival 2020?

Ladies Day takes place on Wednesday 11th March, the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

The first race of the day is at 1.30pm, with the last race getting underway at 5:30pm.

Where does Cheltenham Festival take place?

The Cheltenham Festival takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse at Prestbury Park, in Gloucestershire.

Is Cheltenham Festival on TV?

Yes, TV coverage for all of the main races at Cheltenham Festival will be broadcast live on ITV1.

The final two races of each day, after each headline event has finished, will be shown on Racing TV.

What is the dress code?

While there is no official dress code on Ladies Day, the course recommends dressing for the weather.

Guests are allowed to wear something a little more comfortable than usual, but with the event is famous for its 'dress to impress' theme.

As a result, men will usually don their sharpest suit and tie whilst ladies will typically dress more flamboyantly, wearing colourful hats, scarves and gloves.

The dress code for Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival is fairly lenient but beware that showing too much cleavage is not permitted.

Fancy dress is allowed but racegoers are advised to not take it too far as event organisers have the right to refuse entry to anybody dressed inappropriately.

Will the Coronavirus affect Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival 2020?

The British Horseracing Authority and Cheltenham Racecourse insist there are no plans to cancel the event and have confirmed that it will go ahead as scheduled.

Ladies Day Race Schedule – Wednesday 11th March

1.30pm, Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

2.10pm, RSA Insurance Novices' Chase

2.50pm, Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

3.30pm, Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

4.10pm, Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

4.50pm, Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

5.30pm, Weatherbys Champion Bumper

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