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CHELTENHAM VIEWERS UP

By Newswriter — The first day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival drew in a record average audience, with free-to-air broadcaster ITV drawing in 1.1 million viewers, as 1.5 million tuned in to see Rachael Blackmore rode to victory in the Champion Hurdle, the Racing Post has reported.

According to the report, the average audience was up 12% from last year’s event, which sparked controversy for going ahead with spectators in attendance, representing the highest figure since records began in 2003.news.

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