Our cameras caught the scene this morning as the racecourse was shrouded in fog. It should all be clear by the time of the Gold Cup at 3.20
Cheltenham racecourse is normally the third busiest UK airport on Gold Cup day after Heathrow and Gatwick but thick fog has so far prevented any helicopter landing there this morning.
Somerset trainer Paul Nicholls flies the flag for the West Country in this afternoon's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Nicholls has won the Gold Cup four times and today sends out Silvianiaco Conti for the big race. He is still looking for his first win at this year's Festival
The Cheltenham Festival concludes tomorrow and 17-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls has an excellent chance of winning the Gold Cup for a record-equalling fifth time. Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports.
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.
The weather may have been cold - but the outfits were hot for Ladies' Day at the Cheltenham Festival.
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