John McCririck misses the Gold Cup
Veteran racing pundit John McCririck will have to watch today's Cheltenham Gold Cup race on television after being released from hospital.
McCririck, 72, known for his distinctive sideburns and deerstalker hat, is convalescing at home after being detained in Cheltenham General Hospital.
He complained of feeling unwell during the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The former Channel 4 pundit had said earlier this week that he planned on returning to Prestbury Park to watch the highlight of the four-day national hunt festival.
But after being released from hospital he has returned home to recover.
Mr McCririck's agent Patsy Martin said today: "John is resting today.
"He is not going racing today and the next race meeting he will be attending will be Doncaster on Saturday week."
McCririck 'fully intends' to be back on course today
After being rushed to hospital yesterday, racing pundit John McCririck's agent says John fully intends on being back on the course at Cheltenham today.
Racing pundit John McCririck in hospital after collapse
Racing commentator John McCririck has been taken to hospital after collapsing at Cheltenham Racecourse, a friend has told ITV News.
The friend said he will remain in hospital overnight but his condition is not serious.
The wife of the 72-year-old said that the stress of losing his job with Channel 4 may have contributed to today's incident, Telegraph Sport reports.