Cheltenham Festival is set to bring excitement, anguish and ecstasy to millions
SOUL OF SPORT: 260,000 people are expected to attend the Cheltenham Festival this week, with the iconic event set to bring millions of more excitement, fear and ecstasy – ANDY HOOPER captures all the backstory and behind-the-scenes stories in pictures
By Andy Hooper for the Daily Mail
7:19 am Mar 13, 2023, updated 7:19 am Mar 13, 2023
- Each week on a Monday, our Soul of Sport series takes readers behind the scenes at top sporting events
- Andy Hooper traveled to the legendary Cheltenham Racecourse ahead of this year’s festival, which begins on Tuesday
- His photographs capture all facets of the build and help tell the untold stories of the four-day event
Welcome back to the soul of sport. For our third installment in the series, ANDY HOOPER traveled to Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire ahead of this week’s legendary Cheltenham Festival.
During the four-day event, an estimated 260,000 people will come to witness the best horses, jockeys and trainers compete in 28 races. The excitement, fear and exhilaration will be felt by millions more viewers from afar in what is undoubtedly one of the biggest weeks on the British sporting calendar. Ahead of this year’s festival on Tuesday, our man captured all the work required to prepare the venue using a Nikon Z9 camera and 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses.
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