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Monday 2nd March 2020
Katie Walsh: A Jockey's Journey at Cheltenham Festival

Betway ambassador Katie Walsh gives us an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes during Cheltenham Festival week - from the weighing room to the winners' enclosure.

The Cheltenham Festival is the World Cup of jumps racing, with over 250,000 tickets sold and a worldwide TV audience of over 3 million.

An influx of Irish racing fans will, in no small way, contribute to an expected betting turnover of £500m, staked across the horse racing betting industry on the 28 races.

But what is it like for the people in the thick of the action, away from the crowds and television cameras?

To find out, Betway recruited their ambassador and three-time Festival winner, Katie Walsh, to take racing broadcaster Nick Luck on a guided tour of the places the public don’t get to see, including:

  • The female jockeys’ room
  • The male jockeys’ room
  • The weighing room
  • The parade ring
  • A lap of the course
  • The winners’ walkway
  • The winners’ enclosure

Watch the video to see Cheltenham racecourse as you’ve never seen it before, and discover what it’s really like to compete in the greatest show on turf.

Source Credit: Betway

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