This was the scene after Carlingford Lough won at Leopardstown in February, the day after McCoy announced his retirement. Will the Champ be celebrating again?
This is the original Carlingford Lough, apparently. Looks pretty, doesn't it?
Nico de Boinville celebrates as he passes the post on Coneygree
Nico de Boinville
well,i didnt back him,but a fantastic result for this small yard!thats,what jumps racing is all about!!stefanat 3:53 PM
It's the best feeling ever - it's unbelievable and I'm lost for words. It was a great plan and the weather gods were looking down on us. The rain came at the right time and it was ideal. It was a great family effort and I'd like to thank everyone for keeping faith with me.
Gold standard: Nice de Boinville and Mark Bradstock with the Gold Cup trophy
Where are all the people now that said Coneygree shouldn't run in the Gold Cup?michael.greenat 4:31 PM
It's wonderful. It won't sink in for a while but it is great. We have done it before in smaller races and we will still keep doing it but it is obviously fantastic to do it on the big stage.
I could hear the rain coming last night as I've got a skylight in my roof which made me sleep better. The way he travelled, I knew they weren't going to get near me - he was just nicely on the bridle all the way. It's the first time I've ridden in a top-class Grade 1 - it's a great feeling and I couldn't ask for much more. He's stayed on so well - he could have gone again.
No prizes for guessing who he's supporting
when will we ever learn? Irish handicappers so leniently weighted. It's money for old rope.hickersat 5:03 PM
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Edward Whitaker captures McCoy's final walk back to the Cheltenham weighing room