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Crowd up for the third day at The November Meeting 2018

Press Release 18th November 2018 Cheltenham

CROWD UP FOR THIRD DAY RUNNING

Today's attendance came to a very healthy 17,674 - the highest figure for The November Meeting Sunday since 2008. The 2017 crowd on the day was 16,183.
 
The total number of racegoers for the three days of The November Meeting 2018 reached 72,886, as against 68,721 in 2017.
 
 
CHELTENHAM WELCOMED 32,721 YESTERDAY
 
Yesterday's attendance on the second day of The November Meeting at Cheltenham came to 32,721.
 
This is a significant increase of 1,795 (5.8%) on last year's crowd of 30,926 on The November Meeting Saturday.
 
 
RECORD CROWD OF 22,491 ON COUNTRYSIDE DAY
 
There was good news at the end of Friday's Countryside Day, the first day of The November Meeting 2018, with a record crowd of 22,491 announced.
 
Last year's attendance on Countryside Day came to 21,612, while the previous best total for the day was 22,071 in 2015.
 
RENTON CELEBRATES 'GLORIOUS DAYS'
 
At the conclusion of The November Meeting Ian Renton, Regional Director (Cheltenham and the South West) of The Jockey Club, was delighted with the three days of racing.
 
Renton said: "It's been a really great three days. We started off with a really nice day for Countryside Day - record attendance and some lovely racing.
 
"Saturday was one of those glorious days where we had plenty of runners, really competitive racing and again a fantastic crowd of nearly 33,000 people.
 
"Today we have seen some unbelievable events commemorating Armistice Day. It has been brilliant working with Rupert de Mauley, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and Dame Janet Trotter, the outgoing Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, to stage this day. They have put a huge amount of effort into today. We have seen lovely parades and static displays and a brilliant air display and I think everyone has had a fantastic time with great racing, a crowd of 17,674 and superb weather.
 
"Overall, we have had a really nice three days' racing with a total crowd of 72,886 people, more than 4,000 higher than at last year's meeting."

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