Sport: The Cheltenham Festival Gets Underway

SPORT: THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY

One of the most prestigious horse racing meetings in the world gets going this afternoon.

The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. The New One is amongst the favourites to win the historic race.

For the first time, the contest between Great Britain and Ireland will be known as The Prestbury Cup.

The trophy will be awarded to the country with the most wins.

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