Cheltenham is the home of National Hunt racing, with its March festival the undoubted highlight of the jumps season. Two main
courses are situated within Prestbury Park, known as the 'old' and 'new' courses. The old course hosts the November meeting
and first two days of the festival, with the new course used for the December meeting and last two days of the festival. Inside
the two lies a cross country course, which is used for several races a year.
The track is an undulating, galloping test, with a downhill run from around half a mile out. The final 300 yards or so are
all uphill, and can change the complexion of a race dramatically, so stamina is at a premium.
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