The Paddy Power Blog can’t find you a hotel for the Cheltenham Festival or provide solid information about the weather. And while an office poll reveals we quite fancy Long Run for the Gold Cup, it’s still mostly guess-work.
What we can do is give a little bit of solid history on Cheltenham and the greatest week of jumps racing in the world. Britain and Ireland go head-to-head but thankfully without all that nasty bloodshed, although we can’t bank on no bones being broken (fingers crossed though).
Cheltenham pits the world’s greatest jockeys against one another, riding the greatest horses, trained by the best in the business. This infographic shines a light on key statistics for the Festival and crunches the numbers as punters flock to the Cotswolds. Giddy up!
Words: Josh Powell
Design: Eleonore Kellenberger