Plans for a £45m redevelopment of the flagship Cheltenham Racecourse have been revealed by the Jockey Club.

The proposed development would create a state-of-the-art new grandstand in place of the current "A&R" block, built in the 1920s.

In the past 30 years, The Jockey Club has invested £80m in facilities at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham hosts a four-day racing festival every year, the highlight of the National Hunt season.

The festival features the best jockeys and horses, and the 2013 Cheltenham Festival set new crowd records for its opening three days and sold out the fourth, Gold Cup Day.

Now, the Jockey Club has decided to undertake a major facelift, which will increase capacity and improve facilities. It will mean the demolition of the current royal box, which was built in 1952, and 55 other boxes built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2013 11:05 am