Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John returns home a hero
Sunday 19 March 2017
By Racinguk.com 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.