Cheltenham Festival is the biggest week in jump racing, with over a quarter of a million tickets sold and another three million people expected to watch on TV.

In all, a total of around £500m is expected to be staked across the horse racing betting industry on the 28 races.

But what is it like for the people in the thick of the action, away from the crowds and television cameras?

To find out, we got Betway ambassador and three-time Festival winner, Katie Walsh, to take racing broadcaster Nick Luck on a guided tour of the spots that the public don’t get to see, including:

  • The female jockeys’ room
  • The male jockeys’ room
  • The weighing room
  • The parade ring
  • A lap of the course
  • The winners’ walkway
  • The winners’ enclosure

Watch our video to see Cheltenham racecourse as you’ve never seen it before, and discover what it’s really like to compete in the greatest show on turf.