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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the third day of The Festival.With two big races the Ryanair World Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase.

In 2016 Thistlecrack justified banker status as he bounded away from Irish challenger Alpha Des Obeaux to take the Ryanair World Hurdle in breath-taking fashion and confirmed his total domination of the staying hurdle division.

St Patrick’s Thursday 2017 begins:

Please note times and sponsors correct as of March 2016.

Time Race Distance Age
13.30 The JLT Novices' Chase 2m abt 4f Chase
14.10 The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) abt 3m Hurdle
14.50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase 2m abt 5f Chase
15.30 The Ryanair World Hurdle abt 3m Hurdle
16.10 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) 2m abt 5f Chase
16.50 The Trull House Stud  Mares Novices’ Hurdle 2m abt 1f Hurdle
17.30 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145) 3m abt 2f Chase

Information subject to change.