The Cheltenham Festival is introducing an alcoholic drink limit at this year's festival 5 years ago

The Cheltenham Festival is introducing an alcoholic drink limit at this year's festival

They don't want any more trouble at the festival.

Punters going to the Cheltenham Festival this year will be limited to buying four alcoholic drinks at a time.

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According to the BBC, the move will be made in a bid to stop incidences of anti-social behavior after a number of high profile gaffes at last year's festival.

Chief executive Ian Renton said: "It's to ensure that drinking is not the rationale for people coming racing."

Cheltenham is just the first to introduce this limit in England, but other high profile race meetings look set to follow suit later in the year, including Aintree, where the Grand National will take place.

In addition to this, corporate complimentary bars will close earlier and more water stations will be set up.

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Last year, former Aston Villa midfielder Samir Carruthers, who represented Ireland at u19 and u21 level, was pictured urinating into a pint glass on a balcony. One of the members of his party at the races then tipped the contents over the railing.

The incident caused much anger among the public and attendees of Cheltenham alike.

If you've any doubts about the need to gamble responsibly, The Viper has all the warnings you need right here.

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Video via Francis Higgins