Cheltenham Racecourse, the Headquarters of National Hunt racing is set to seek an injunction to ban ticket touts outside and inside the premises with the racecourse set to go to High Court on Wednesday.
A problem that has been in and around the sporting industry for many years now with the scale of big football matches and in racing, at the big meetings like Cheltenham, The Grand National and Royal Ascot there is Ticket Touts frequently attending these places trying to flog tickets.
But at Cheltenham this may now all change with the meeting with High court set for tomorrow and injunction looking to be put in place. Ian Renton, regional director for the south west region of The Jockey Club Told At The Races some vital news.
(Credit At The races) He said: “Touting is an activity that occurs on our property on racedays and has a negative impact on our racegoers. It is a subject that we have had a considerable amount of negative feedback from our customers.
“For the past few years, we have been working to try to ensure that they are prohibited from trading on our property and tomorrow’s High Court hearing is the next step in this legal process.
“We very much hope for the hearing to be successful and for us to be able to protect our racegoers in future.”
Cheltenham host their first meeting of the season on Friday with two days that spread across to Saturday. The racecourse is set to show off horses that will be getting primed to aim there seasons towards a run at the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place from March 12th-15th.