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Press Release 17th November 2019 Cheltenham

After the deluge that hit Cheltenham in the middle of the week which left parts of the course under three feet of water and forced the near-inevitable abandonment of Friday's first day of The November Meeting, The Jockey Club's Regional Director Ian Renton could scarcely believe how well the two extended days of the weekend had gone.

Renton, Regional Director for Cheltenham & The South West, said: "It's been a really good two days following the disappointment of losing Friday, and we couldn't have asked for better racing.

"Simon Claisse and the groundstaff did an amazing job getting the track ready for racing after all that rain, and it rode really well in the circumstances, because despite the ground we've seen some fantastic finishes and some cracking racing."

He added: "It's been two of the best days' racing I can recall at the November meeting and we had 33,500 here yesterday and over 16,500 today, so the crowds have held up well.

"Racegoers have had a fantastic time, and until the last hour or so they've enjoyed great weather too.

"It has all gone remarkably well."


Today's crowd came to 16,756, compared to 17,674 on Sunday in 2018.

Yesterday's crowd was 33,591 compared to 32,721 for the Saturday in 2018.


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