What to Wear to the Cheltenham Races

Cue Card for the Gold Cup

I went to great point-to-point last weekend, which put me in the mood for the Cheltenham Festival next week (15th - 18th).

Resulting from extensive conjecture, my tip for the Gold Cup is Cue Card following its win at the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park (which I didn't put a bet on). Cue Card is trained by Colin Tizzard of Dorset, and will be ridden by popular Irish jockey Paddy Brennan.

A sporting country look is the order of the day at Cheltenham (as opposed to, say, toppers at Royal Ascot). Something like the rig below will see you right. Just add decent binoculars for race viewing, a copy of the Racing Post and a pen to circle your winners, and you're good to go.

Brown Trilby in Sable from Christy's

(available from Gunn Line)

You may wish to tuck the race meeting badge in the hat band.

Double-Breasted Tweed Overcoat from Oliver Brown

Balmoral Suede Loafer from Fairfax & Favor

Racing Green Silk Knitted Tie by Gunn Line


  1. Sound sartorial advice as ever tweedy!
    Cant make Cheltenham,see you at Wincanton,april 17th.
    keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Anon. Nice little course at Wincanton. Best wishes, Tweedy


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