Cheltenham Festival 2019: Sir Erec and Invitation Only suffer fatal injuries

Sir Erec picture from earlier in March 2018
Sir Erec and Mark Walsh won the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown earlier this month

Two horses – Sir Erec and Invitation Only – suffered fatal injuries on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Gold Cup day began on a sombre note as favourite Sir Erec broke a leg in the opening Triumph Hurdle and had to be put down.

Invitation Only was injured when falling in the Gold Cup which was won by his Willie Mullins-trained stablemate Al Boum Photo.