Cheltenham Reaction – Willie Mullins finally takes Gold Cup back to Ireland

Paul Townend and Willie Mullins with the Gold Cup

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.


Below we’ve collated some of the best reaction to a momentous day in racing history.




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