This afternoon all the action is at Cheltenham racecourse, as the 2014 Cheltenham Festival kicks off.

In the feature race of the day, the Champion Hurdle, record-breaking 19-times Grade 1 winner Hurricane Fly bids to retain his title in what has been billed as the race of the meeting.

He’s up against strong competition in the form of The New One, Jezki, Our Conor and My Tent Or Yours. So who will you be rooting for?

In the meantime, take a look back at some of past winners of the famous race in pictures.

Don’t miss the Champion Hurdle, live on Channel 4 today (Tuesday 11 March) at 3.20pm.

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