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Chester Racecourse

10 February 2022

Chester Racecourse is officially the most ‘Instagrammable’ horse racing venue in the UK and Ireland, according to a study.

Data collated by horse racing tips website myracing which compared the amount of hashtags to the maximum racecourse capacity put the track ahead of big hitters such as York, Cheltenham and Ascot.

The Roodee, which it is affectionally known, has accumulated a total of 70,448 ‘hashtag’ mentions on Instagram which equates to 2.82 posts per its 25,000 capacity.

That put Chester in top spot ahead of York who had 1.25 posts per capacity with a total of 75,185 hashtags per its much bigger overall capacity of 60,000.

Galway, home to the famous seven-day summer festival, came third ahead of the 67,500-capacity Cheltenham Racecourse - which had the most Instagram hashtags in the UK with 81,969 - and Ascot which can accommodate 70,000 race-goers.

Read more at: Cheshire Live