Bookmaker Ronan Graham was left licking his wounds after the opening day of the festival
By Irish Field Contributor on 18 March 2016
A record crowd flocked to Cheltenham for day one of the 2016 festival, which unfortunately saw three equine fatalities, a number of rider bans and the Head Office of BHA to enquire an evasive spigot
Minella Rocco displayed his stamina to justify his position as a long time fancy for the National Hunt Chase
David Pipe's charge picked up his first win over fences when bagging the Ultima Handicap Chase
The Nicky Henderson-trained Altior denied an Irish win in the festival opener, writes Ryan McElligott
Annie Power became just the fourth mare to win the Champion Hurdle, doing so in a course record time
Vroum Vroum Mag was far too strong for her rivals as she gave Willie Mullins an eighth straight victory in the Mares Hurdle
The shorest priced favourite of the week romped home in devastating style to become the first horse to capture the Supreme and the Arkle in consecutive seasons since 1965
The Irish got of to a stellar start at day one of the festival, where Willie Mullins recorded a treble, writes Ryan McElligott
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