Cheltenham Festival: Jockey Club confirms event will remain at four days beyond 2023 after extensive review

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Cheltenham Festival Jockey Club confirms event will remain at four days beyond 2023 after extensive review (1)

The Jockey Club has announced that the Cheltenham Festival will remain at its current four day format beyond 2023.

Jockey Club president Barry King has confirmed that the Cheltenham Festival will remain at its current four day format beyond 2023.

Jockey Club president Barry King has confirmed that the Cheltenham Festival will remain at its current four day format beyond 2023.

The announcement comes in response to a recent poll carried out by the Jockey Club which revealed that three-quarters of racing fans would like to see it extended beyond that date.

The announcement comes in response to a recent poll carried out by the Jockey Club which revealed that three-quarters of racing fans would like to see it extended beyond that date, with 71 per cent agreeing that it should continue until Christmas.

The announcement comes in response to a recent poll carried out by the Jockey Club which revealed that three-quarters of racing fans would like to see it extended beyond that date, with 71 per cent agreeing that it should continue until Christmas.

The poll was conducted online using Google Consumer Surveys on behalf of Cheltenham Festival Ltd., who are responsible for organising this year’s event at Gloucestershire’s Gloucester Racecourse from April 1-4.

King explained that the Jockey Club had carried out a “detailed analysis” of all aspects of the event, including prize money and attendances, before announcing their decision.

The Jockey Club has carried out a “detailed analysis” of all aspects of the event, including prize money and attendances.

After considering this information, they have decided that it would be unfair to ask them to make any changes to their current arrangements.

He said: “We have listened to feedback from our stakeholders, both within and outside racing, and the vast majority of people who took part in our online survey want Cheltenham to be an ongoing fixture on the calendar.”

Jockey Club chief executive, Nickie Collins, said: “We have listened to feedback from our stakeholders, both within and outside racing, and the vast majority of people who took part in our online survey want Cheltenham to be an ongoing fixture on the calendar.

“This is a very exciting time for racing as we look forward to continuing our journey towards improving all aspects of this great sport.”

He added: “In order for everyone involved in horse racing to prosper and grow we need stable structures in place for future generations so we will continue to strive for improvements in all areas.”

The Jockey Club has announced that it will continue to strive for improvements in all areas of racing, including stable structures.

The organisation said it was pleased with the outcome of its review.

It added: “In order for everyone involved in horse racing to prosper and grow we need stable structures in place for future generations so we will continue to strive for improvements in all areas.”

Conclusion

The Jockey Club have also committed to reducing prize money at the event from £10 million to £5 million by 2023. They believe this will help ensure that it remains a “competitive event” with racing’s elite horses competing for top prizes and allowing them to compete against each other without having their earnings taken away from them.

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