THE Cheltenham Festival is the Olympics of the Jump season.
The iconic horse-racing festival takes place in March over four days every year.
This year’s Festival runs from March 13-16 and is a highlight on the Irish social calendar.
Here's a look at The Festival in numbers...
£4,590,000 – record amount of prize money on offer at The Festival 2018 – the most of any Jump festival in the world, over £1,000,000 per day
£2,300,000 – the amount of money taken from the cash machines at The Festival 2016
105,000 – people using Cheltenham Spa train station over the four days of racing
70,000 – maximum capacity at Cheltenham on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
65,000 – average attendance over the four-day period of The Festival
45,000 – bread rolls eaten at The Festival 2015
21,120 – distance, in feet, run during the National Hunt Chase, The Festival’s longest race
8,000+ – gallons of tea and coffee served
1934 – the year Golden Miller became the first horse to win both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in a single season
350 chefs on site
100 helicopter movements per day
22 – fences jumped during the Cheltenham Gold Cup
9 tonnes of potatoes consumed during The Festival
7 – most wins by a jockey – Ruby Walsh – in a single year
5 - tons of smoked and fresh salmon consumed at The Festival