Jockey Paul Townend gives Al Boum Photo a kiss after they win the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, the showpiece of jump racing's blue-riband Cheltenham Festival.
A capacity crowd of nearly 70,000 descended on Prestbury Park in England's Cotswolds for the concluding Gold Cup day of the Festival.
Al Boum Photo was the first Gold Cup winner and final piece in the puzzle for veteran Irish trainer Willie Mullins.
Townend and Al Boum Photo beat the likes of Presenting Percy and Clan Des Obeaux to win steeplechasing's most coveted prize.
Bryony Frost made history when she partnered Frodon to win and become the first female jockey to clinch a Grade 1 at the Festival.
The pair's victory sparked emotional scenes as they returned to the winner's enclosure in front of packed stands.
Owner Andrew Gemmell, who was born blind, celebrates with trainer Emma Lavelle (left) as his horse Paisley Park wins the feature Stayers Hurdle on St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham.