Organisers in preparations for Cheltenham Festival 2018

Preparations at Cheltenham Racecourse ahead of the festival's opening today (March 13).

More than 260,000 thousand racegoers are expected to hit Prestbury Park over the next four days for Cheltenham Festival.

The Guinness Village will play host to Irish bands and is expected to serve up to more than 265,000 pints of the black stuff.