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Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John returns home a hero

Sunday 19 March 2017

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John, with trainer Jessica Harrington (left) and groom Ashley Hussey, is paraded in Moone

By staff

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John received a hero's welcome when he was paraded on Sunday evening in the small County Kildare village of Moone.

The seven-year-old, owned by Alan and Ann Potts, produced a brilliant display in the hands of Robbie Power to give trainer Jessica Harrington a first Gold Cup victory with her first runner in the big race.

Harrington's daughter Kate said: "It was amazing and I don't think it will sink in until next week. I had to get up on Saturday morning and watch it again on TV to really believe that it happened."

Sizing John's triumph was the highlight of a fantastic Cheltenham treble for the Harrington team after Supasundae won the Coral Cup and Rock The World landed the Festival-ending Grand Annual.

Supasundae and Rock The World also joined Sizing John in the homecoming parade in Moone, as did Power, who rode all three horses to Cheltenham glory.

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