More of That, ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O'Neill in Gloucestershire has won the World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon.
The favourite. Annie Power, came in second
Prestbury Park is Jonjo O'Neill's local racecourse - he trains at Jackdaws Castle near Cheltenham.
More of That, ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O'Neill in Gloucestershire has won the World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon. .
World Hurdle result:
More Of That (B J Geraghty) 15-2
Annie Power (R Walsh) 11-8 Fav
At Fishers Cross (A P McCoy) 9-1
The third day of racing at the Cheltenham festival gets underway later.
Today is named St Patrick's Thursday, so spectators heading to the course can expect to see not just the horses but some Irish themed celebrations too.
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Gloucestershire Police say the Cheltenham Festival got off to a "peaceful start" with only a few crimes reported.
Just one man was arrested - in connection to handling of counterfeit money. Police say they'd like the good start to the festivities "to continue into the evening."
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A horse has been put down after falling at Cheltenham Festival.
Our Conor fell during the Champion Hurdle and suffered a suspected back injury. The British Horseracing Authority says that after extensive treatment by vets the animal was humanely put down.
Somerset trainer David Pipe has claimed his first winner of the Cheltenham Festival. 33-1 Western Warhorse came home in the 2:05 Racing Post Arkel CHallenge Trophy Chase.
The result is already a marked improvement for David's yard after he failed to land a single winner at last year's festival.
Bookmakers William Hill have reported huge levels of trading on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, with bet numbers peaking at 3,500 per minute – across online and mobile - just after the opening of William Hill’s marquee offer at 10am.