Cheltenham Festival 2019: Day by day reports and features

Tuesday, 12 March - Champion Day

Jockey Mark Allen celebrates victory on Espoir D'Allen
Mark Allen was on Espoir D'Allen, who raced to a shock win in the Champion Hurdle

Wednesday, 13 March - Ladies' Day

Altior and Nico de Boinville, left, after the Queen Mother Champion Chase
Altior equalled the world record for wins over the jumps with victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase

Thursday, 14 March - St Patrick's Thursday

Paisley Park
The 11-8 favourite, Paisley Park comes out on top in the Stayers' Hurdle

Friday, 15 March - Gold Cup Day

Al Boum Photo won the Gold Cup for trainer Willie Mullins
Al Boum Photo won the Gold Cup for trainer Willie Mullins