The cup this time

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo crossing the River Barrow at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, on Monday with trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Paul Townend among those following in the celebratory procession. Mullins has been a top trainer for the past 30 years and is the record holder for wins at Cheltenham, but the Gold Cup had eluded him. He had six 2nd-places in the famous race and finally came good with a 1st in 2019. INPHO/JAMES CROMBIE

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