Boozed up punters hit Cheltenham hoping to bag a winner on Gold Cup Day

BOOZED up punters are hoping to win big on Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham as the racing festival gets rowdier into its final day.

Champagne and beer have been flowing since the early hours to celebrate the winning bets and commiserate the lost races.

It's been a hectic week of drinking, betting, and a little bit of racing too.

As Cheltenham Festival comes to a close there has been heartbreak for some, and wins for many as hoards of drinkers took to the venue.

There have been groups of lads are hugging to celebrate their successes, couples dance together, and there's even a topless man going around taking pictures with people.

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You couldn't get it anywhere else – especially if you're looking to swap hats with a copper for a selfie.

There have been plenty of celebs swanning around the venue – most of them just as boozed-up as the regular punters, but probably putting bigger bets on.

Rod Stewart was seen celebrating a big win by kissing his wife on the cheek.

And Richard Hammond was snapped fighting with his umbrella in the windy conditions with his wife.

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