Saturday 3 December 2016

An achievement of which we can be truly proud

Published 19/03/2011 | 11:11

The small Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham was colonised again by the Irish this past week.

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In a tremendous week for punters, jockeys, trainers, owners and horses alike, Ireland came away with a record 13 winners.

From an Irish point of view, the victory of Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle arguably stands out as the highlight. The achievement of amateur point-to-point jockey Derek O'Connor in riding two winners is also worthy of recognition.

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