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Racing: Sire de Grugy delivers Champion Chase fairytale

Sire de Grugy recorded a fairytale win on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday as he landed the feature race Queen Mother Champion Chase, giving jockey Jamie Moore his first ever win at the meeting. The winner -- trained by Moore's father Gary -- rewarded the hairdressing sons of chief owner Steve Preston, who had clubbed together to raise money to buy a horse for him on his 50th birthday five years ago. In winning, the eight-year-old took his winnings for the season alone to £300,000 ($500,000, 360,000 euros).

Racing:Injured jockey McNamara fund boosted by O'Leary

Ryanair chief and successful racing breeder and owner Michael O'Leary put his money where his mouth is on Monday and donated 200,000 euros (256,000 dollars) to a fund for seriously injured Irish amateur jockey JT McNamara. McNamara, 37, has been left paralysed after breaking two verterbrae in a dreadful fall at last month's Cheltenham Festival, where he has enjoyed his most notable successes with four career winning rides.

Bobs Worth lands Cheltenham Gold Cup

(Reuters) - Irish jockey Barry Geraghty won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on a horse he once owned when favourite Bobs Worth prevailed in stamina-sapping conditions to land British jump racing's showpiece event on Friday. Geraghty was patient and timed his run to perfection on the 11-4 chance to win by seven lengths in the three mile and a quarter slog on ground softened up by persistent heavy rain on the final day of the four-day Festival.
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