Officials at Chester Racecourse were delighted with the performance of last week’s Boodles May Festival.
Attendance across the three days exceed budget, with over 52,000 racegoers heading to the racecourse; corporate hospitality also saw an increase of 8% with 8,233 guest catered for.
chesterBET issued over 121,00 betting slips, and saw a 5% rise in spend per ticket to £10.47. Although there was no winner of the GT86 with the Easy6 bet, one lucky lady came close, choosing four winners and pocketing £1200 with a £2 bet!
5.6 million people also tuned in to watch the Festival on Channel 4 Racing.
Richard Thomas, CEO of Chester Race Company said: ‘We’re thrilled to have had another successful Boodles May Festival. Everyone shares in the success with hotels full, restaurants and bars in Chester busy, along with employment for 3570 people from Chester and the surrounding areas created.’
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