Cheltenham Festival By Numbers

3420850

The amount of prize money, in pounds sterling, that was awarded at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

200000

The number of pints of Guinness knocked back by spectators at the Cheltenham Festival every year.

67500

The maximum capacity of the Cheltenham Racecourse spectator facilities.

50000

Average attendance over the four day period of the Cheltenham Festival.

10000

The number of Irish racing fans who travel to Prestbury Park every year to watch the Cheltenham Festival.

5940

The distance in feet run during the National Hunt Cup, the Cheltenham Festival’s long distance race.

2001

The only year, besides the periods during the two World Wars, that the Cheltenham Festival has been cancelled.

1934

The year Golden Miller became the first horse to win both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in a single season.

1902

The year the Cheltenham Festival was first organised at a racecourse on Prestbury Park.

150

The amount of money, in millions of pound sterling, bet on the Cheltenham Festival every year.

27

The number of national hunt races run at the Cheltenham Festival.

22

The number of fences jumped during the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

7

The most wins by a jockey – Ruby Walsh – in a single year since the Cheltenham Festival expanded to 25 races in 2005.

5

The most consecutive victories by a racehorse in any Cheltenham Festival race, achieved by Golden Miller in the Cheltenham Gold Cup between 1932 and 1936.

4

The number of feature races run at the Cheltenham Festival, including the Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Champion Hurdle and World Hurdle.

2

The shortest distance raced at the Cheltenham Festival, in miles.

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