The Festival 2017 – all the updated statistics

The Festival 2017 was staged from Tuesday, March 14 through to Friday, March 17 and, for the second year in succession, saw over 260,000 racegoers in attendance at the Home of Jump Racing. A number of landmarks were set at The Festival this year: * There were a record 19 winners trained in Ireland, from the 28 races, enabling Ireland to easily take home the BetBright Cup. Irish-trained horses won six of the seven races on St Patrick’s Thursday, March 16. The previous record number…

All news from Gold Cup Day at The Festival 2017

THE FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GOLD CUP DAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 17   GOING GOOD FOR GOLD CUP DAY   The going for the fourth and final day of The Festival, Gold Cup Day, has changed to:   Good (from Good, Good to Soft in places)   Racing today takes place on the New Course.   All distances are as advertised.   Today’s forecast is for dry conditions, with bright spells and temperatures of around nine degrees Celsius.   NON-RUNNERS   1.30pm JCB Triumph Hurdle…

All the news from St Patrick’s Thursday 2017

THE FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ST PATRICK’S THURSDAY, MARCH 16   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for the third day of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, remains:   Good, Good to Soft in places   Today racing switches to the New Course.   All chase bends have been dolled out seven yards, adding 67 yards to races over 2m 4f and 2m 5f, and 92 yards to the race over 3m 2f.   However, the race one (JLT Novices’ Chase) start has been…

All the news from Ladies Day at The Festival in 2017

THE FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE LADIES DAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15   EARLY GOING NEWS   The going for day two of The Festival 2017, Ladies Day, has changed to:   Chase and Hurdle Courses (Old Course): Good to Soft, Good in places (from Good to Soft) Cross Country Course: Good, Good to Soft in places (from Good to Soft, Good in places)   All distances are as advertised in the racecard.   The forecast is for dry and mild weather.   NON-RUNNERS TODAY  …

All on the news from Champion Day 2017 at The Festival

THE FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE CHAMPION DAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 14   Early Going News   The going for day one of The Festival 2017, Champion Day, remains:   GOOD TO SOFT   All race distances are as shown in the racecard.   The forecast for today is for dry conditions, with some sunny spells.   Simon Claisse, Clerk of the Course at Cheltenham, said: “We had a dry night. It was a bit a little bit murky and cloudy this morning. We expect the…

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