Cheltenham Festival Preview Nights

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Want to attend a Cheltenham preview night this year but don't know where to go? Our handy guide has you covered, with the prices and panellists for all the nights up and down the country. Please contact us via twitter to get yours added... 

Northern England

24/02/20: Sheffield
Name: Cheltenham Preview Night in aid of Bob Beevers Memorial Melanoma Fund
Location: Red Lion Hotel, Sheffield Road, Todwick, S26 1DJ
Guests: Bobby Beevers, Jim McGrath, Andrew Thornton, Danny Cook, Chris Dixon
Price: £7
Info: 18:45 arrive, 19:15 start. Homemade pies and peas supper. Raffle and auction in the evening.
Contact: 01909771654

25/02/20: Liverpool 
Name: 7th Annual Gingearmy Preview
Location: Liverpool, Punch Tarmeys, 31 Grafton Street, L8 5SD
Guests: John Neild, Bobby Beevers, Carl Llewellyn, Willie Twiston-Davies, George Baker, Dominic Elsworth, Ryan Hatch, Sam Twiston Davies (phone), Tom Bellamy, Jamie Bargary, Martin Chapman
Price: £12
Info: 18:30 Start. Buffet included.
Contact: 07811 268337,

02/03/20: Skipton (North Yorkshire)
Name: Cheltenham Festival Preview
Location: The Coniston Hotel & Spa, North Yorkshire, Skipton,  BD23 4EA
Guests: - Brian Hughes, Henrietta Knight, Mark Howard, Michael Shinners, Harry Bannister, Jonathan Doidge
Price: £35
Info: 19:00 start. Includes pie, peas and dessert. 
Contact:, 01756748080

02/03/20: Haydock Park
Name: North and Midlands Racing Club
Location: Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ.
Guests: Carl Llewellyn, Micky Hammond, Andy Gibson, Ryan Winks,  Martin Chapman, Gareth Leonard 
Price: £10
Info: 19:30 start, free membership to the club for all attendees
Contact:, 07858 034694

02/03/20: Aintree
Name: 10th Annual Cheltenham Preview Night
Location: Old Railway Club, Melling Rd, Aintree, L9 0LQ
Guests: Andy Holding, John Parrott,  Daniel Barber, Andrew Thornton
Price: £10
Info: 18:45 doors open, 19:30 start. Charity raffle on the night.

03/03/20: Manchester
Name: Timeform Cheltenham Preview Night
Location: St Kentigerns Irish Social Club, 36 Wilbraham Rd, Fallowfield, M14 7DW
Guests: Jamie Lynch, Martin Dixon, Dan Barber, Billy Nash, Rory King, Ryan McCue
Price: £10
Info: 19:00 start. Irish stew dinner. Free quiz and raffle.
Contact: N/A

03/03/20: Balidon (West Yorkshire)
Name: Balidon Cricket Club annual Cheltenham Preview Night
Location: Baildon Cricket & Rugby Club, Jenny Lane, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 6RS
Guests: Derek Thompson, Luke Elder, Danny Cook, David Carr, Ross Todd
Price: £10
Info: 19:00 doors open, 19:30 start. Drink upon arrival.

05/03/20: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Name: Imperial Racing Cheltenham Preview Night
Location: Coxlodge & Gosforth District Social Club, Jubilee Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3UR
Guests: Gordon Brown, Paul Carberry, Fergal O'Brien, James Griffin, Mat Nicholls, Ian Robinson
Price: £10
Info: Opens 6.45pm for 7.30pm start
Contact: 07831636210,

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03/03/20: Coventry
Name: StarSports Preview Night
Location: Christ The King Club, Westhill Rd, Coventry, CV6 2AA
Guests: Micky Quinn, Charlie Longsdon, Jonjo O’Neill Jr, Luke Tarr
Price: £10
Info: 19:15 doors open, 19:45 start.
Contact: 024 7659 3444

05/03/20: Warwick Racecourse
Name: Jockey Club Cheltenham Preview Night
Location: Warwick Racecourse, Hampton St, CV34 6HN
Guests: Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton, Olly Murphy
Price: TBC
Info: TBC
Contact: N/A

09/03/20: Stratford Racecourse
Name: Low6 Season Opener Raceday & Cheltenham Festival Preview 
Location: Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9SE
Guests: Richard Johnson, Aidan Coleman, Luke Harvey, Charlie Poste
Price: £18
Info: Gates open at 12:10, 12:30 start, first race at 2:10.
Contact: 01789 267949,

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Southern England

21/02/20: Somerset
Name: Cheltenham Festival Preview evening
Location: Castle Cary Rugby Club, Somerset, BA7 7PF
Guests: Alice Plunkett, Paul Nicholls, Dan Skleton, Joe Tizzard, Richard Hoiles, Andy Smith
Price: £20
Info: Dinner included.
Contact:, 07969130816

05/03/20: London
Name: London Racing Club Cheltenham Festival Preview Night
Location: Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Rd, SW7 4DN
Guests: Lee Mottershead, Lydia Hislop, Phil Smith, Matt Tombs, Luke Tarr
Price: TBC
Info: TBC
Contact: N/A

08/03/20: Cheltenham 
Name: Official Preview Evening For The Festival™ presented by Magners
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH
Guests: Sir AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Emma Lavelle, Paddy Power, Cornelius Lysaght
Price: £8
Info: 18:15 gates open. Free for annual members.
Contact: N/A

09/03/20: Cheltenham 
Name: Cheltenham Preview Night sponsored by SkyBet
Location: Cheltenham Town Football Club, GL52 5NA 
Guests: Davy Russell, David Crosse, Gordon Clarkson 
Price: £10
Info: In aid of two charities, tickets include a free bet courtesy of SkyBet
Contact: @MarkBallRacing on Twitter

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