Congratulations to Zulucow’s friend, Aoife (middle of picture) whose brother, Jim Culloty trained Lord Windermere to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup! After many hours chewing the racing cud with Aoife at Cheltenham’s Paddy Power meeting, Zulucow backed him to win at 20-1! Apparently we’re going to ‘Legoland’ with our winnings!
The boys and I had written him off as he hacked around stone last, until the final flight, when we nearly collapsed as he beat ‘On His Own’ by half a neck. What an audacious ride by ‘Mr Cool’ Davy Russell! Jim Culloty is now only the 5th person to train a Gold Cup winner and win the race as a jockey (on one of my all time favourite racehorses: ‘Best Mate’ three times.)
I expect there are mammoth celebrations in Churchtown, Ireland this weekend – Congratuluations to all the connections and Aoife of Aoife Hannon Designs!