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Saturday 25 April 2015 Ė Champion Jockey Presentation & Race 3

Ė AP McCoy & Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

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Friends and colleagues form a guard of honour

as AP arrives in the Parade Ring to collect

his 20th Champion Jump Jockeysí title.

 

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AP and family on the podium

 

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Ex-Arsenal footballer Ian Wright

presents the trophy to AP

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AP poses with the

Champion Jump Jockey trophy

 

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Colleagues Andrew Thornton and David Casey

hoist AP onto their shoulders

 

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AP poses with his wife Chanelle

and son Archie; daughter Eve

is probably too small to be

seen above the crowd!

 

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AP tours the perimeter of the Parade Ring

so everyone can take a close-up photograph

 

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I wonder if this is the first time JP McManus

has been asked to autograph someoneís tie!

Heís obviously a fan, as the tie is green and gold.

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

 

Sprinter Sacre and Mr Mole

head to the Parade Ring

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Somersby heads to the Parade Ring

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

 

On the rhododendron walk;

the Paul Nicholls-trained Mr Mole

and AP McCoy, the latterís penultimate career ride

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Ditto

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

the excitable Somersby is led down

to the racecourse. He will be ridden

by Brian Hughes

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

the Tom George-trained Godís Own,

ridden by Paddy Brennan

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

the Paul Nicholls-trained Vibrato Valtat,

ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

the Evan Williams-trained Court Minstrel,

ridden by Paul Moloney

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

The Nicky Henderson-trained Sprinter Sacre

ridden by Nico de Boinville

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

On the rhododendron walk;

Irish-raider, the Henry de Bromhead-trained

Special Tiara ridden by Noel Fehily

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Two fences jumped and one circuit to go;

Special Tiara leads the way ...

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

... and Special Tiara wins by 6 lengths

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Sprinter Sacre finishes 2nd,

Mr Mole 3rd

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Vibrato Valtat beats Somersby by a nose for 4th position;

with loose horse Godís Own who fell at the 2nd fence

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Vibrato Valtat and connections return

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Somersby returns; in the foreground are Harry Derham

and Paul Nichollsí wife Georgie

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Winning jockey Noel Fehily is interviewed

by Channel 4ís Alice Plunkett

 

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Race 3:

Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

Ditto

 

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