Cheltenham Festival Winners To The Fore In Anglo-Irish
Jump Awards 15/05/06
The Cheltenham Festival's position as the pre-eminent arena for excellence in
jump racing has been reinforced with the unveiling today, Monday, May 15, of
the new and prestigious 2006 Anglo-Irish Jump Racing Awards, with Smurfit Kappa
Champion Hurdler Brave Inca named the Anglo-Irish Horse of the Year.
Cheltenham Festival Reaction
From Edward Gillespie
Edward Gillespie, Cheltenham’s managing director, said: “It
has been great that people for the last four days have been going
round saying how wonderful it is to be here. That is what this
place means to people.
totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup
War Of Attrition, trained by Mouse Morris, owned
by Ryanair tycoon Michael O'Leary and ridden by Wexford jockey
Conor O'Dwyer, stormed home in some style.
Brave Inca Wins Smurfit
Kappa Champion Hurdle
Trainer Colm Murphy billed Brave Inca as a “superstar” after
the eight-year-old battled up the Cheltenham hill under Tony McCoy
to capture the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle.
Henderson and Walsh Take Titles
On an emotional day for his family, Nicky Henderson claimed the Racing Post Festival
Trainers’ Award. The Racing Post Festival Rider’s Award was won
by Ruby Walsh, whose victory on Desert Quest in the final race, gave him three
wins and three second places.
He Did It My Way
The feature contest of day three
of The Festival, the £230,000
Ladbrokes Hurdle went to My Way De Solzen for trainer Alan King
and jockey Robert Thornton.
Moscow Flyer Retires
Moscow Flyer, winner of the Irish Independent
Arkle Trophy in 2002 and the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2003
and 2005, has been retired afer finishing fifth in today’s
Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Black Jack Ketchum
Black Jack Ketchum justified all the hype and support to send his legion
of supporters into ecstacy as he strode up the hill to win the
Brit Insurance Hurdle unchallenged.
Gifford Calm About Exciting
Nick Gifford is hoping that he does not have to wait
as long as his father Josh to enjoy his first Cheltenham Festival
success, as he looks forward to saddling leading hope Straw Bear
in the Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.