Your Irish guide to Cheltenham Festival by numbers

Your Irish guide to Cheltenham Festival by numbers

265,000 – pints of Guinness drunk by punters at the Festival last year

7 – Most wins by a jockey at a single festival – Ruby Walsh in 2009

30 – Extra flights put on by Ryanair on the Dublin-Birmingham route during the festival period

41 – Number of Festival wins for Irish trainer Willie Mullins

KILKENNY, IRELAND - JANUARY 22: Willie Mullins poses at Gowran Park racecourse on January 22, 2015 in Kilkenny, Ireland. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) Willie Mullins boasts 41 Festival wins (Photo: Getty Images)

2002 – The year Irish jockey Barry Geraghty rode his first Festival winner – he's managed a win every year since

248,521 – Record number of spectators that came through the turnstiles at the 2015 Festival – the quarter-million barrier should be broken this year

4 – Days of Festival action (Tuesday to Friday) – known as ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’

28 – Number of races at this year’s Festival