Cheltenham Report Strong Ticket Sales

Sun 10th Feb 2013, 14:18

Packed stands guaranteed at Cheltenham
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Cheltenham have confirmed the Best Mate Enclosure is now sold out for Betfred Gold Cup day on March 15th.

There is still some availability for the Tattersalls and Club Enclosures for the final day of the four day Festival, but these are going fast.

Capacity for Gold Cup day has been reduced by 5,000 for this year's meeting which gets under way in just over four weeks.

Tickets and badges are also available for the first three days of The Festival that starts at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday, March 12, Champion Day, which has just been voted the best day's racing in Britain during the whole year by readers of the Racing Post.

Tickets can be booked at www.cheltenham.co.uk or by telephone on 44 8445 793 003.

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.

THE IRISH TIMES