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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

The best shots of the festival: from Summerville Boy to Le Prezien

Relive the 2018 spectacular with the best images from Prestbury Park

Trainer Nicky Henderson congratulates Nico de Boinville after Altior’s win
Trainer Nicky Henderson congratulates Nico de Boinville after Altior’s win
Gordon Elliott watches the cross-country race, won by the trainer’s Tiger Roll – already the winner of the Triumph Hurdle and National Hunt Chase in previous years
Gordon Elliott watches the cross-country race, won by the trainer’s Tiger Roll – already the winner of the Triumph Hurdle and National Hunt Chase in previous years
Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue in action on the cross-country course
Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue in action on the cross-country course
Jack Kennedy celebrates a double after winning the Fred Winter on Veneer Of Charm
Jack Kennedy celebrates a double after winning the Fred Winter on Veneer Of Charm
Katie Walsh, Willie Mullins and connections of Relegate are all smiles after landing the Champion Bumper
Katie Walsh, Willie Mullins and connections of Relegate are all smiles after landing the Champion Bumper
Jack Kennedy flies the Irish tricolour after victory on Shattered Love in the JLT Novices’ Chase – the first of three wins on the day for Gigginstown and six for Ireland
Jack Kennedy flies the Irish tricolour after victory on Shattered Love in the JLT Novices’ Chase – the first of three wins on the day for Gigginstown and six for Ireland
Davy Russell is all smiles - he secured a hat-trick on day three
Davy Russell is all smiles - he secured a hat-trick on day three
Balko Des Flos: the Ryanair Chase winner could go for the John Durkan Chase at Pucnhestown next
Balko Des Flos: the Ryanair Chase winner could go for the John Durkan Chase at Pucnhestown next
Penhill (blue silks) just leads Supasundae over the final flight in the Stayers’ Hurdle
Penhill (blue silks) just leads Supasundae over the final flight in the Stayers’ Hurdle
Recently retired Ryan Hatch (third right) shouts home former partner Splash Of Ginge, who finished second to The Storyteller in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
Recently retired Ryan Hatch (third right) shouts home former partner Splash Of Ginge, who finished second to The Storyteller in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
Laurina and Paul Townend cruise home unopposed in the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
Laurina and Paul Townend cruise home unopposed in the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
Warren Greatrex (right) cheers on Missed Approach in the closing Kim Muir Chase, the only winner on the day for Britain
Warren Greatrex (right) cheers on Missed Approach in the closing Kim Muir Chase, the only winner on the day for Britain
Jack Kennedy celebrates Triumph Hurdle victory on Farclas, who is likely to be kept to his own age-group at Punchestown
Jack Kennedy celebrates Triumph Hurdle victory on Farclas, who is likely to be kept to his own age-group at Punchestown
Jockey Harry Skelton embraces his brother Dan, trainer of County Hurdle winner Mohaayed – who was ridden by Harry’s partner Bridget Andrews
Jockey Harry Skelton embraces his brother Dan, trainer of County Hurdle winner Mohaayed – who was ridden by Harry’s partner Bridget Andrews
A mud-spattered Harry Cobden after his Albert Bartlett win on Kilbricken Storm
A mud-spattered Harry Cobden after his Albert Bartlett win on Kilbricken Storm
Native River (right) and Might Bite battle it out for Gold Cup glory
Native River (right) and Might Bite battle it out for Gold Cup glory
Sean Flanagan, riding Road To Respect, congratulates Richard Johnson on his Gold Cup victory with Native River
Sean Flanagan, riding Road To Respect, congratulates Richard Johnson on his Gold Cup victory with Native River
Gold Cup winner Native River with his groom Richard Young
Gold Cup winner Native River with his groom Richard Young
Richard Johnson kisses the Gold Cup, his second victory in the race having previously won it in 2000 with Looks Like Trouble
Richard Johnson kisses the Gold Cup, his second victory in the race having previously won it in 2000 with Looks Like Trouble
Harriet Tucker lifts the Foxhunter trophy after a brilliant win on Pacha Du Polder
Harriet Tucker lifts the Foxhunter trophy after a brilliant win on Pacha Du Polder
Donagh Meyler thanks his mount Blow By Blow after their Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle win – a seventh of the festival for Gigginstown
Donagh Meyler thanks his mount Blow By Blow after their Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle win – a seventh of the festival for Gigginstown
Barry Geraghty and Le Prezien en route to landing the Grand Annual Chase
Barry Geraghty and Le Prezien en route to landing the Grand Annual Chase
Noel Fehily rides past the stands after victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Summerville Boy
Noel Fehily rides past the stands after victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Summerville Boy
Ruby’s back: after months on the sidelines following a broken leg, Ruby Walsh scores in the festival’s second race as odds-on favourite Footpad lands the Arkle Novices’ Chase
Ruby’s back: after months on the sidelines following a broken leg, Ruby Walsh scores in the festival’s second race as odds-on favourite Footpad lands the Arkle Novices’ Chase
Lizzie Kelly can’t contain her joy after winning the Ultima Handicap Chase on Coo Star Sivola – helping put the ghost of 2017 to rest, when the jockey was unseated at the second fence in the Gold Cup
Lizzie Kelly can’t contain her joy after winning the Ultima Handicap Chase on Coo Star Sivola – helping put the ghost of 2017 to rest, when the jockey was unseated at the second fence in the Gold Cup
After missing last year’s festival due to injury, Barry Geraghty scores in the Champion Hurdle on Buveur D’Air, who won in 2017 under Noel Fehily
After missing last year’s festival due to injury, Barry Geraghty scores in the Champion Hurdle on Buveur D’Air, who won in 2017 under Noel Fehily
Paula Geraghty congratulates husband Barry after his feature race victory
Paula Geraghty congratulates husband Barry after his feature race victory
Rich Ricci celebrates after Benie Des Dieux wins the Mares’ Hurdle – a rare occurrence of a Mullins/Walsh runner saving the bookmakers after odds-on favourite Apple’s Jade finished third
Rich Ricci celebrates after Benie Des Dieux wins the Mares’ Hurdle – a rare occurrence of a Mullins/Walsh runner saving the bookmakers after odds-on favourite Apple’s Jade finished third
Patrick Mullins secures another festival win, steering Rathvinden to victory in the National Hunt Chase
Patrick Mullins secures another festival win, steering Rathvinden to victory in the National Hunt Chase
Mister Whitaker (right) pings the last before coming home with a late charge to snatch the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase
Mister Whitaker (right) pings the last before coming home with a late charge to snatch the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase
Presenting Percy, another Irish favourite, performs perfectly for Davy Russell in the RSA Chase
Presenting Percy, another Irish favourite, performs perfectly for Davy Russell in the RSA Chase
Racegoers study the action
Racegoers study the action
Coral Cup winners Bleu Berry and Mark Walsh (yellow cap) in the thick of the action
Coral Cup winners Bleu Berry and Mark Walsh (yellow cap) in the thick of the action
Altior, Nico de Boinville and Hussain Mohammed celebrate after storming to a seven-length success in the Champion Chase – on Monday Altior was lame due to a minor hoof infection, but bounced back in tremendous style
Altior, Nico de Boinville and Hussain Mohammed celebrate after storming to a seven-length success in the Champion Chase – on Monday Altior was lame due to a minor hoof infection, but bounced back in tremendous style
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