We never need an excuse to quaff Champagne and wear a fabulous outfit, but this week’s Cheltenham Festival certainly gives us a good reason. We hope you’ve already booked your room at Hotel du Vin, as this year’s four-day event will see the town expecting nearly a quarter of a million visitors who will be betting over £500 million on the 25 races taking place. No longer just about the horses or high stakes, the Cotswolds’ most elegant and affluent will be out in force. Expect a sea of glamour for Thursday’s Ladies Day, as the well-groomed compete for a very different kind of cup, with the Best Dressed Lady walking away with a four-star Ryanair European weekend away, £300 to spend in the Regent Arcade, and £300 of Molton Brown vouchers.
The event culminates in the world-renowned Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday (which is sold out), with Kauto Star hoping to make the grade of this Blue Riband event. Call the box office for ticket availability: 01242 226 226.