Cheltenham race-goers celebrate St Patrick's Day

Sláinte! Cheltenham race-goers celebrate St Patrick’s Day early with pints of Guinness as they hope luck of the Irish will land them a winner

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Revellers celebrating St Patrick’s Day were out in force this afternoon with many enjoying pints of Guinness at Cheltenham races in the hope the luck of the Irish would land them a winning horse. 

Adorned in green and orange, many were pictured boozing on the fourth race day and kicking off celebrations of the Irish bank holiday.

Race-goers enjoyed pints of the black stuff in the Guinness Village on the fourth day of the racing festival at as early as 11am. 

It was an exciting day of racing with favourite-to-win Galopin Des Champs and rider Paul Townend claiming the Cheltenham Gold Cup.  

Race-goers enjoyed Gold Cup Day with pints while also celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Racing revellers pictured enjoying the fourth race day of Cheltenham Festival 

Boozy revellers pictured enjoying pints during the fourth day of the festival

A race-goer pictured at Cheltenham Festival in all his St Patrick’s Day finery earlier today

Race-goers dressed in St Patrick’s Day attire at Cheltenham Festival ahead of the races

Race-lovers joke between each other over pints at Cheltenham Festival

Eager revellers went all out for the festival’s grand finale with many wearing feathers, fur-lined coats and tweed outfits. 

But standing out from the crowd were those dressed to impress the Irish with St Patrick’s Day themed costumes.  

A reveller enjoying Gold Cup Day with a pint of Guinness at Cheltenham Festival

Race-goers at Cheltenham celebrating the day with pints of Guinness and lager

This race-goer went all out to celebrate the Irish bank holiday

A racing fan pictured in a comical St Paddy’s Day outfit at Cheltenham

Race-goers enjoyed sunny weather today at Cheltenham Festival as they celebrated

Pictured is Alex, who is on a stag do and celebrating Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham

Race-goers adding to the tower of empty pint cups as they enjoy the day’s racing

Revellers at Cheltenham Festival enjoying drinks and the dry weather

Punters pictured cheering on their horses during Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham

Race-goers pictured taking a quick break from the day’s festivities

The Chelthanham Festival is one of the highlights in the horse racing calendar and brings 250,000 visitors to the Cotswolds town every years.

During the race days much of the crowd engage in boozing – on either the UK’s favourite pints or on expensive champagne.  

With St Patrick’s Day falling on the fourth and final day, the Festival has dedicated an entire village to serving up its patriotic drink, with early estimations suggesting some 220,000 pints of Guinness will be imbibed at the event.

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