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Cheltenham 2013 | Sport

Getting to Cheltenham and other facts and figures


The festival in figures

More than £650,000 has been raised at the Festival for Cancer Research UK over the past three years

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Around the racetrack, staff numbers balloon from 60 permanent members to over 5,000 during the festival each year

More than £1million changes hands betting on each race in the betting ring (which, if recent news reports are to be believed, will soon be around e1million)

Over £2million is spent each year on temporary buildings alone

More than 200,000 people attend the four days of the festival, with 65,000 visitors on Gold Cup day alone. Including the rest of the year, a total of 700,000 visitors descend on Cheltenham for racing

Festival-goers will get through about 18,000 bottles of champagne and 214,000 pints of Guinness during the four-day festival. Sláinte!

£3.6million in prize money is available during the four-day festival at Cheltenham, making it the most valuable fixture in jump racing

Roughly 10,000 beds each night are filled during festival week, ranging from four-star accommodation to local B&Bs. Gloucestershire Tourism estimate the value of the festival to the wider local economy at around £50million.


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