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.
Tennis star Andy Murray and his wife Kim Murray watch the opening race on Ladies Day at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.
The Princess Royal (center) and Zara Tindall (right) watch the action during Ladies Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.
Ladies Day brings out the finery to light up Cheltenham's Prestbury Park racecourse.
The Cheltenham Festival attracts huge crowds to jump racing's blue riband event in the Cotswolds region of England.
Altor (center), ridden by Nico de Boinville, made it 18 straight wins with victory in the feature race, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, on Ladies' Day Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival.
Jockey Mark Walsh rode Espoir D'Allen to win the feature Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the 2019 Festival.
The Champion Hurdle is one of the big four races at the Festival.
Actress and model Liz Hurley presented Walsh with the winning trophy by at Cheltenham.
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (left) attended on day one. The Scot is a part owner of Gold Cup joint-favorite Clan Des Obeaux.
Rain at the start of the week made for a muddy racecourse.
The Festival features four days of top-class jump racing action.
The betting market is frenetic during the week with punters trying to beat the oddsmakers.
Rain sits in puddles on the all-weather surface of the Cheltenham gallops ahead of the Festival. (Digital filters were used in this image)
Horses cross the course after exercising ahead of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.