Coneygree has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, becoming the first novice to win the race since 1974.
70,000 racegoers are expected at Prestbury Park for today's big race, the Gold Cup (15:20 GMT).
Somerset trainer Paul Nicholls is hoping for his fifth win with Silviniaco Conti who is favourite.
£150million has already been bet over the four day festival.
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A man from Cheltenham will today appeal a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in Gloucester.
Asher Maslin was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in prison after admitting stabbing to death Hollie Gazzard while she was working at a Gloucestershire hair salon in February.
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Police officers have released CCTV images of a man they are tracing after a man was shouted at and beaten on a train from Birmingham to Cheltenham.
A 41-year-old man from Bath boarded the train at Glasgow Central at 9.25pm on September 2. At Birmingham New Street, another man got on board and sat directly behind the victim.
During the journey, the second man began shouting intimidating comments at the passenger in front, before getting up and punching him several times in the face.
"This would appear to be a totally unprovoked and particularly violent assault, which left the victim suffering facial injuries as well as being shocked by the man’s behaviour.
“Fortunately this type of incident is rare on the rail network, but this is a very serious offence and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.
"We are now in a position to release these images of a man that we believe will have key information about this incident.
“I would ask anyone who recognises the man to come forward. Although he got off the train at Cheltenham Spa, he boarded at Birmingham New Street and we believe he was intending to travel to Bristol, so it may be that he has connections with both of those cities.”
A man has been questioned by council officers investigating a 'potential criminal offence' at the house where street artist Banksy painted his 'Spy Booth' mural close to GCHQ in Cheltenham, Glos.
Officials entered the house with a warrant and said they found that 'substantial work' had been carried out inside the listed building.
Roger Wilson, the business partner of the property's owner David Possee, was formally interviewed about the work that has taken place, possibly in breach of planning and listed building regulations,
The 'Spy Booth' artwork appeared in April, leading to a financial battle over whether it stays or goes - and also becoming a target of vandalism and an apparent attempted theft by a man who drilled four holes in the wall around it earlier this week.
People in Cheltenham are being asked to help make sure that a piece of Banksy artwork stays in the town.
'Spy Booth' has been vandalised for a second time in a fortnight.
A local businessman agreed to buy the artwork to keep it in the town, and the deal is still in progress.
A man who beat and strangled his former wife at her home in Cheltenham has been jailed for life. Daniel Spencer killed Jane Wiggett and then hid her body inside here bed where it remained undetected for weeks.
A judge at Bristol Crown Court told Spencer he would remain in prison for a minimum of 16 years.