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Lord Windermere wins Cheltenham God Cup

Winning jockey Dave Russell acknowledges spectators after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup Saturday.

Winning jockey Davy Russell insists Lord Windermere deserved to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup despite a controversial stewards’ inquiry. Stewards admitted the runner-up was impeded, but after a 15-minute hearing they ruled it was “minor interference” that did not affect the result. On His Own was beaten a short head, with The Giant Bolster third. On His Own’s trainer Willie Mullins had initially indicated an appeal might be considered, although the horse’s owners have now decided against doing so. Russell, 34, said he was in no doubt the result was correct, although On His Own’s rider David Casey believed the places should have been reversed. The winning rider said Lord … Continue reading

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