PICTURES OF THE DAY

Runners flick up the mud at Sandown racecourse on March 10, 2012 in Esher, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

The starter waves his flag after a false start at Sandown racecourse on March 10, 2012 in Esher, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Denis O’Regan riding Ambion Wood (3R, maroon) clear the last to win The EBF paddypower.com ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race Final at Sandown racecourse on March 10, 2012 in Esher, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Runners approach the hurdles in the straight at Sandown racecourse on March 10, 2012 in Esher, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Horses and riders get an early morning exercise prior to the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham racecourse in England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)