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Newbury – Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Saturday 01 December 2012

               

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Race 1:

Jockey Will Biddick and trainer Venetia Williams

are pleased to have won the

Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase

(the amateurs’ Hennessy) with Ballyoliver

 

01 December 2012

 

Race 2:

One circuit to go in the

Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Listed).

Eleven Fifty Nine leads (not pictured)

from Ma Filleule (Barry Geraghty),

She Ranks Me (AP McCoy),

Call Me A Star (Choc),

September Blaze (Dominic Elsworth)

and Was My Valentine (Daryl Jacob)

 

01 December 2012

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Race 2:

Call Me A Star gallops

to the line to finish 3rd.

01 December 2012

 

Race 2:

Choc and his mount return

to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 2:

Ditto 

 

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Race 2:

And the winner is ...

She Ranks Me, trained by Donald McCain,

and ridden by AP McCoy

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 2:

Choc debriefs connections

 

01 December 2012

 

 

Race 2:

Choc returns to the Weighing Room

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 3:

Novices’ Handicap Chase.

In the Parade Ring,

Choc greets connections

prior to his ride aboard Godsmejudge

 

01 December 2012

 

Race 3:

Alan King with jockeys,

Charlie ‘Jockey Style’ Huxley and Choc

 

01 December 2012

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Race 3:

Ditto..

Charlie Huxley’s mount

is Patsy Finnegan

 

01 December 2012

 

 

Race 4:

Long Distance Hurdle, one circuit to go.

Five Dream and Big Buck’s

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 4:

No surprises here –

Big Buck’s wins his 18th consecutive race

 

01 December 2012

 

 

Race 5:

Handicap Hurdle Race, one circuit to go.

Passato (Daryl Jacob) leads from Ardlui (Choc),

At Fishers Cross (AP McCoy)

& Princely Player (Richard Johnson)

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 5:

The finish of the Handicap Hurdle.

At Fishers Cross wins from

Salubrious (Ruby Walsh) and Ardlui.

 

01 December 2012

 

 

Race 6:

The 56th running of the The Hennessy Gold Cup

 - the on-course parade begins

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 6:

First Lieutenant (Bryan J Cooper)

and Hold On Julio (Choc)

 

01 December 2012

 

 

Race 5:

Hold On Julio and Choc

 

01 December 2012

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Race 6:

Ditto.

Tidal Bay and Ruby Walsh

in the background

 

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Race 6:

One circuit to go – Fruity O’Rooney (Jamie Moore),

First Lieutenant (Bryan J Cooper)

& Soll (Mark Grant) lead the way.

The loose horse is Alfie Spinner.

Hold On Julio is partially obscured

by the ½ furlong post

 

01 December 2012

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Race 6:

Choc unsaddles Hold On Julio

having finished 5th.

 

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Race 6

And the winner of the

2012 Hennessy Gold Cup is ... Bobs Worth

trained by Nicky Henderson and

ridden by Barry Geraghty

 

01 December 2012

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Race 6:

The victors pose for a photograph

 

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Race 6:

The trophies and mementos are presented

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 6:

But this is how the vanquished feel ...

poor Choc L

 

01 December 2012

 

Race 7:

Oh Crick ahead of the final race of the day,

the 2 mile 1 furlong Handicap Chase

 

01 December 2012

 

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Race 7:

Oh Crick, who looked very well

in the Parade Ring,  finishes 2nd under

Mr Joshua Newman (claiming 7lbs)

 

01 December 2012

 

 

 

 

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