The final day of the Cheltenham Festival today with the climax race the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
TODAY sees the climax of four days of outstanding National Hunt racing at Cheltenham's historic racecourse.
More than 65,000 people will pour into Prestbury Park today to watch the week's stand-out race, the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
With anticipation building, the race looks wider open than in previous years, with any one of a number of horses in with a good shout.
The smart money is on 2011 winner Long Run, and two-time Festival winners Bobs Worth and Sir Des Champs. First time visitor Silviniaco Conti is also a contender for one of the top three places.
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Representing Gloucestershire stables are last year's runner-up The Giant Bolster, Wayward Prince and Sunnyhillboy.
All week Cheltenham has been buzzing with the annual influx of racing fans to the town's streets.
Pubs, cafes and bars have been packed out before and after the day's racing, with a steady stream of punters making their way up to Prestbury Park.
As well as the Gold Cup, there are six other races to enjoy today, including the County Handicap Hurdle and the Foxhunter Steeple Chase.
At the helm of it all is the course's regional director Ian Renton, who has brought 25 years of racing experience to the job.
He has plenty of advice for racegoers, including arriving early at the course, particularly if you are driving to avoid the queues, and to make the most of the non-racing entertainment laid on.
"There are plenty of things to keep people entertained so get there early and enjoy those rather than be stuck in traffic," said Ian.
Not surprisingly, tickets are sold out for today's racing but if you're not lucky enough to have won, there are plenty of big screens around the town on which to join in with the fun and excitement.
So dig out your tweed, order yourself a pint of Guinness and settle down for one of the best days of racing all year.