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Cheltenham Festival Day Four

Race 4 (Cheltenham Gold Cup)

Friday 13 March 2015

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Carlingford Lough (AP McCoy)

prepares for the pre-race parade

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Djakadam (Ruby Walsh) prepares

for the pre-race parade

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Last yearís winner, Lord Windermere

(Davy Russell) prepares for the pre-race parade

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade begins;

Bobs Worth, trained by Nicky Henderson

and ridden by Barry Geraghty;

Boston Bob, trained by Willie Mullins

and ridden by Paul Townend

 

13 March 2015

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Carlingford Lough, trained by JE Kiely

and ridden by AP McCoy;

Coneygree, trained by Mark Bradstock

and ridden by Nico de Boinville

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Coneygree again

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Djakadam, trained by Willie Mullins

and ridden by Ruby Walsh;

Holywell, trained by Jonjo OíNeill

and ridden by Richie McLernon

 

13 March 2015

 

 

Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Houblon Des Obeaux, trained by Venetia Williams

and ridden by Aidan Coleman;

Many Clouds, trained by Oliver Sherwood

and ridden by Leighton Aspell

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Sam Winner, trained by Paul Nicholls

and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies;

Silviniaco Conti, also trained by Paul Nicholls

and ridden by Noel Fehily

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Smad Place, trained by Alan King

and ridden by Wayne Hutchinson;

The Giant Bolster, trained by David Bridgwater

and ridden by Tom Scudamore

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The pre-race parade;

Smad Place again

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The runners clear the second fence,

Coneygree and Road To Riches lead the field

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Coneygree continues to lead

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The final fence;

Coneygree has just two challengers now,

Road To Riches and Djakadam,

Holywell is in 4th place

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The runners return;

Boston Bob, Houblon Des Obeaux,

Road To Riches (3rd), Djakadam (2nd),

Many Clouds, Silviniaco Conti,

Carlingford Lough

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Djakadam (2nd), Many Clouds, Silviniaco Conti,

Carlingford Lough, Holywell (4th), Smad Place

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Carlingford Lough, Holywell (4th)

and Smad Place (8th)

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Smad Place again

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

The winner returns;

Coneygree ridden by Nico de Boinville

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Derek Thompson interviews

the winning jockey

 

13 March 2015

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

More celebrations

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Itís a family affair in the Winnersí Enclosure for

Lily, Alfie and Sara Bradstock

(granddaughter, grandson and daughter

of Lord Oaksey)

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Trainer Mark Bradstock is on hand with

buckets of water to cool the horse

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

In the Winnersí Enclosure

 

13 March 2015

 

 

Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

In the Winnersí Enclosure

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Winning connections

pose for photos

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

HRH Princess Anne presents

the trophies to connections

 

13 March 2015

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 4:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)

 

Connections on the podium

 

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