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Racing's Gold Cup stolen in burglary.

A TROPHY presented to the winner of one of the most famous events in horse racing was stolen in a burglary yesterday.

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."

Charter Party was trained by the late David Nicholson and ridden to Gold Cup success by Richard Dunwoody.

Sent off at 10-1, the gelding beat Cavvies Clown by six lengths in the colours of Claire Smith and Mould's late wife, Jenny.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 15, 2010
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