Cheltenham Reaction – Willie Mullins finally takes Gold Cup back to Ireland
The 2019 Cheltenham Festival came to a truly soaring crescendo as Al Boum Photo surged up the hill to win Jump racing’s most coveted trophy, The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
In winning the blue riband event of the week, his highly decorated trainer Willie Mullins finally won the one major prize that had hitherto eluded him. The County Carlow based handler is without equal when it comes to success at the Cheltenham Festival, but claiming the final prize to have eluded him will have surely brought him a huge heap of satisfaction.
Al Boum Photo wins the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup at @CheltenhamRaces!
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 15, 2019
Below we’ve collated some of the best reaction to a momentous day in racing history.
— Andi Mac (@TheAndiMac) March 15, 2019
That winning feeling: Paul Townend roars in delight as Al Boum Photo lands the Cheltenham Gold Cup pic.twitter.com/zKs5rcfI32
— Racing Post (@RacingPost) March 15, 2019
Six times runner-up in Jumps Racing’s biggest prize, four runners today, one pulled up & two fallers & there comes Townend & Al Boum Photo to give Willie Mullins his first Cheltenham Gold Cup 🏆🇮🇪
Class from last years champ Richard Johnson👍🏻
An epic race! pic.twitter.com/2c0FQNMtPG
— Emmet Kennedy (@RadioEmmet) March 15, 2019
#Cheltenham part 16 – rousing applause at Prestbury Park for Carlow-based trainer @WillieMullinsNH winning his first Cheltenham Gold Cup after many attempts #CheltenhamFestival #irish pic.twitter.com/mMykGAKCnV
— Simon Carswell (@SiCarswell) March 15, 2019
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) March 15, 2019