It was another golden year for the Cheltenham Festival, with racing fans looking forward to seeing what next year's event brings.

AP McCoy said goodbye to the festival this year but there were plenty of exciting newcomers too, with Coneygree taking the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup title. But what else did we learn from Cheltenham 2015?

Mullins magic It wasn't quite the festival Willie Mullins might have wanted, as his prime horse Annie Power fell at the last hurdle in the Mares Hurdle. Some onlookers have called it the most expensive fall in racing history, with punters missing out on a windfall estimated to be worth as much as £40 million as a result of the breathtaking fall.

Despite Annie Power missing out, it was another good year for the Mullins stable with the trainer seeing Faugheen romp home in the Champion Hurdler, while the the Supreme Novices' Hurdle went to Douvan, who certainly looks like one for the future. Don Poli also performed well in the RSA Chase and is tipped for a run in next year's Gold Cup, while Vautour could also be ready for the big race after a stunning race in the JLT Chase.

Another Mullins horse to look out for in the Cheltenham Festival betting - 2016 horse racing festival is Arkle Trophy winner Un De Sceaux, with the Queen Mother Champion Chase perhaps the right race for that classy horse, while Gold Cup runner-up Djakadam could go one better next year.

McCoy farewell AP McCoy is one of the greatest Cheltenham jockeys of all time, but while he may have been tempted to reverse his retirement decision after a glorious festival in 2015, he will not be back. There was a poignant mood around Cheltenham as racing fans took the chance to watch the master in action for the last few times, but the champion jockey could not quite pull off the big final win he craved.

A two-time Gold Cup victor - McCoy rode Mister Mulligan in 1997 and Synchronised in 2012 - McCoy won 31 times at Cheltenham in total. His departure from the sport of kings opens the door to a new class of jockeys looking to write their names into the history books, with the likes of Ryan Moore already starting to dominate. Racing has a bright future, but McCoy will be missed.

Watch out for Nicholls and Twiston-Davies The burgeoning partnership between talented young jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and champion trainer Paul Nicholls is an increasingly fruitful one and they enjoyed two wins together at Cheltenham 2015. Dodging Bullets was superb in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, a win that was also special for the horse's breeder Frankie Dettori.

The respect between Nicholls and Twiston-Davies is clear and they are likely to rack up more and more winners in future festivals. William Hill gamblers should certainly keep an eye out for Nicholls/Twiston-Davies rides in 2016. Click here to find out more.

Britain beats Ireland - just The battle between British and Irish trainers is always keenly fought at Cheltenham Festival and it was incredibly tight this year, with the Betbright Prestbury Cup narrowly going to Great Britain, who recorded 14 successes to Ireland's 13.

However, many in racing think Ireland will have the edge in future years as there is so much young talent coming through in the country. Peace and Co is one to watch after leading a 1-2-3 in the Triumph Hurdle for trainer Nicky