Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Fabulous Five

The Fabulous Five, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup

25 years ago.
I was there, watching history being made.

The first five home were trained by Michael Dickinson

1 Bregawn
2 Captain John
3 Wayward Lad
4 Silver Buck
5 Ashley House

A never-to-be-repeated performance.

Silver Buck was the best of the five and he had won the previous year, but he had been injured and so was unable to be trained properly for the race. He was retired after another season and then was tragically killed in a car accident.

Paul Nicholls has four runners in tomorrow's Gold Cup. It will be interesting to see if he can at least get a 1-2-3, or even 1-2-3-4!


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