The feature race of the festival as it always is on the Friday of the four days saw the 2019 Gold Cup and this year for the first time it went to Cheltenham Hall of Fame trainer Willie Mullins with his horse Al Boum Photo staying on well to take the glory at 16/1.
Exactly 20 years on since the Irish trainer had fielded his first runner in the Grade 1 contest he finally got rid of his curse and landed the contest.
Al Boum photo under a superb ride by Paul Townend jumped the last clear of a chasing pack of four other runners to see off a staying on Anibale Fly up the hill.
Mullins previously in his efforts to land the race had come close on six other occasions with second places but the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup is now the trainers.
Credit Racing TV and Cheltenham Racecourse