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Cheltenham Festival offers great entertainment throughout the week on the racecourse, making it a must-visit destination for even casual fans of horse racing. Thousands of people converge on the Cotswolds for the event in the second week of March. Although temperatures are not alluring at the time of year, the stands at the stadium are always full of revellers.
The event has become a permanent fixture in the British sporting calendar. Almost every media outlet has specialist coverage of the week, which features some of the finest horses, jockeys and trainers from around the world. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the primary race of the week, although each meet provides just as much entertainment.
Irish horse Altior has won 11 races on the bounce, including his victory at Cheltenham Festival last season in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase by a comfortable margin. Nicky Henderson’s charge could be lining up another triumph at the event for the current campaign, being considered the leading contenders amongst the Oddchecker list of bookies for the Queen Mother Champion Chase in a competitive field, which should provide plenty of drama.
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Altior will take to the track on March 14, which happens to be Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham. Therefore it’s a perfect getaway for a couples holiday, spending a day at the races and the surrounding areas – whether it’s for just one day or even the entire week. Tickets can be purchased for a low as £30, although to see the Festival in style it can be as expensive as £770 to use the restaurant facilities within the exclusive areas of the concourse.
That’s a lot of money, especially when there are a number of concession stands in the stadium featuring a variety of food and drink options. In 2015, over 120,000 bottles of wine and 265,000 pints of Guinness were drunk at the event, highlighting why so many people can kick back and enjoy the festivities, which can be enhanced if you have punting success. So, if you like partying awhy not attend the Cheltenham Festival? You can even experience the best beers U.K. and
Even if you’re not the biggest racing enthusiast or tee-total, the atmosphere of the stadium is still an enticing experience, to say the least. There are not many sporting events that allow you to be suited and booted or for the ladies selecting the most extravagant of dress and headwear. On average, 62,000 people attend each day of the Festival, which would guarantee to offer some weird and wonderful attire from spectators.