Cheltenham Festival: Ruby Walsh and co give legendary rider guard of HONOUR

The Irishman announced his retirement shortly after leading Eglantine Du Sueil to victory in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at yesterday.

His final race was the 2.50pm Albert Bartlett, onboard Dorrels Pierji.

Footage from ITV shows the likes of Ruby Walsh and Nico De Boinville standing in a guard of honour.

Fehily then walks out to a round of applause.

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But today‘s racing was marred from what happened in the first race.

– heavily-backed favourite for the 1.30pm opener – suffered a horrifying leg snap during his race.

It tragically led to him being put down by veterinarians.

BRILLIANT: Noel Fehily was given a guard of honour ahead of his last race at Cheltenham (Pic: ITV)

And race fans have been slammed online after moaning over losing their bets.

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp has revealed how he was pranked for five years by a man claiming to be a “jockey”.

But it eventually turned out he was simply a pub worker at Newmarket. 

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