CHELTENHAM is underway with a fantastic opening day of racing.
For some it was a memorable experience of victory and fortune, for others it may have been one they want to forget.
While some of the 66,610 punters crammed into the Gloucestershire racecourse may not be able to remember any of it, even if they tried, after a heavy day of drinking.
Jump racing’s flagship event brings together the best horses from the UK and Ireland, battling it out for some of the biggest prizes in the sport.
But some racegoers evidently just liked the idea of putting on their Sunday best and enjoying a day in the, occasional, sunshine.
The day began with everyone looking rather sublime, but it was a different story for some after a whole day of boozing and gambling.
One too many visits to the bar left some punters hilariously dancing and celebrating.
But the celebs kept their cool, with Jamie Redknapp and several members of the Celtic squad spotted enjoying the day.
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Chris Hughes from Love Island, who recently decided to try his luck at racing, was also pictured in the stands.
Noel Fehilly kicked off the day in style with a hugely impressive win on Summerville Boy in the Supreme Novice Hurdles Race.
Ruby Walsh then picked up his first win of the day, with firm favourite Footpad winning the Arkle Challenge Trophy in style.
Lizzie Kelly provided the story of the day after securing her first Cheltenham Festival Winner on Coo Star Sivola in the Festival Handicap Chase.
Buveur D’Air was victorious in the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, and Benie Des Dieux shocked the odds to win the Mares Hurdle.
Rathvinden won the National Hunt Chase by a whisker, and Mister Whitaker ended the day with a win in the Champion Bumper.
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