The famous Cheltenham roar awaits on Day one of The Festival. As the tapes rise for the opening race, Horsemen and racegoers alike rejoice as the 12-month wait is over and racing’s favourite fixture is back.
The first day of The Festival features the most important hurdle race of the season, the UniBet Champion Hurdle. In 2018, Nicky Henderson’s Buveur D’Air took the honours and became the first horse since Hardy Eustace in 2004 and 2005 to retain the title. Champion Day also featured the ever-competitive OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race which was won by Benie Des Dieux and Summerville Boy took the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.
Day One of The Festival is full of nerves and anticipation as the greatest week in racing begins, and the famous roar can finally be released.
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