The Festival, Cheltenham 2019
19 March 19
I think it’s fair to say that the weather conditions were challenging for all at times and the threat of possibly postponing racing on Wednesday had everyone waiting with bated breath. But, thankfully, all was well and day two went ahead as planned. An amazing four days of jump racing as always at Cheltenham Racecourse. Over the duration of the four days The Festival welcomed over 260,000 racegoers with a record crowd of over 72,000 on Friday and our team parked up in excess of 36,000 vehicles. It’s safe to say that The Festival continues to be as popular as ever despite the weather! During the build phase over 1,000 contractors processed through the TLT accreditation system to ensure CDM compliance and safe working. 13,700 contractor ‘tap ins and outs’ throughout the duration of the build, with the busiest day having 264 staff on site at one time.