Horse dies after first race at Cheltenham Festival

The first horse has died at the Cheltenham Festival after Shallwehaveonemore suffered a fatal injury following a fall at the last hurdle in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

In the first race of this year’s festival, with fans back for the first time since 2020, the horse suffered a nasty fall, with green screens quickly placed around the stricken five-year-old runner.

Trained by Gary Moore and owned by Steven Packham, vets and the medical team rushed to the attendance of Shallwehaveonemore.

ITV presenter Ed Chamberlin said on the broadcast: “I’m afraid the news it what we feared about Shallwehaveonemore. I’m afraid had to be put down after a fall.

“Sad start to the Cheltenham Festival, that is.”