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PICTURES: Gloucestershire-trained More of That wins

More Of That ridden by Barry Geraghty (right) before winning the World Hurdle ahead of Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh Credit: PA

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

More of That crosses the line ahead of Annie Power Credit: PA

Prestbury Park is Jonjo O'Neill's local racecourse - he trains at Jackdaws Castle near Cheltenham.

Barry Geraghty celebrates his win in the World Hurdle Credit: PA


St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham

First Lieutenant and Riverside Theatre jump the fence during the Ryanair Chase, on St Patrick's Thursday 2013. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Festival off to a peaceful start say police

Crowds enjoying the racing at Prestbury Park today Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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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