Gold Cup day at Cheltenham Races

Horse racing at Cheltenham Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Gold Cup race today is the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.

More than 200,000 people are expected to have attended the four-day race meeting, and bookies are hoping to have achieved a turnover of more than £600 million.

But amateur jockey JT McNamara remains in hospital in a coma after suffering a serious neck injury when his horse Galaxy Rock fell yesterday afternoon.


Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival, the most prestigious National Hunt horse racing event of the year, starts today, despite the severe weather.