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Things You Didn’t Know About The Cheltenham Races

The Cheltenham Races In Numbers


  • 265,000 – the amount of Guinness (pints) knocked back by spectators at the festival in 2015, along with 120,000 bottles of wine and 20,000 bottles of champagne


  • 6,000 – The number of staff employed by the festival – including 350 chefs


  • £150,000,000 – the amount of money bet on the festival each year, with £4,150,000 prize money up for grabs to competitors


  • 68,000 – the maximum capacity of the Cheltenham races, with the average attendance being 62,000


  • 9 tonnes of potatoes are consumed over the festivals duration, along with 5 tonnes of smoked salmon and 45,000 bread rolls


  • 21,120 – the distance in feet of the longest race at the Cheltenham races


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