Cheltenham Gold Cup is stolen.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup, won in 1988, was one of three horse racing cups taken from an address in Wormington, Gloucestershire, at about 6.50am.
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, who won the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup with Imperial Commander, said the trophy was won in 1988 by Charter Party and was taken from owner Raymond Mould's house.
Mr Mould now has horses with Mr Twiston-Davies, who said: "I'm afraid it is Charter Party's Gold Cup that has been stolen. I've been sitting with him at lunch today. They've broken into his house and stolen it.
"What happens is they make a new one every year and the owners get to keep that."
* ANNUAL PRIZE: Nigel Dimmer, custodian of Cheltenham Racecourse trophies, holds a Gold Cup won by Jim Wilson''s horse Little Owl in 1981, outside Wormington Manor, near Broadway, at the scene of the theft of a Cheltenham Gold yesterday (S)