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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

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The 12-1 chance Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, put in a superb display to give trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.Mullins, the Festival's most successful trainer, had previously finished second six times in the prestigious race.Al Boum Photo had some anxious moments with his jumping but raced away to win by two-and-a-half lengths. Fellow Irish challenger Anibale Fly (22-1) was second with the grey Bristol De Mai (18-1) back in third."I can't believe it," an emotional Townend told BBC Radio 5 Live. "It means everything. It's the pinnacle and I can't believe I've won it. "I got in a beautiful rhythm. When you're going well, it just seems so simple."But there was ...
Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

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Feb. 13 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto memorialized his horse Popeye by posting a photo of the animal on Instagram, after it died.Cueto, 32, wrote "my horse Popeye died" for the caption on the photo, which showed the animal on its side in the grass. The pitcher owns a 500-acre ranch in his native country, the Dominican Republic, where he also tends to cows, chickens and goats. He posted several more videos and images of Popeye, before his demise. This isn't the first time Cueto has posted a photo of one of his dead horses. This also isn't the first time he has lost a horse named Popeye. The pitcher also posted a photo of another Popeye after that horse died in 2016. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Johnny Cueto (@johnnycueto47) on Feb 12, 2019 at 9:46...
Vinnie Jones and Gazza Re:United for special talkSPORT show 30 years after that iconic photo – listen to part one

Vinnie Jones and Gazza Re:United for special talkSPORT show 30 years after that iconic photo – listen to part one

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PODCAST The second part of the programme will be played out on Sunday, September 30 at 8pm It has been more than 30 years since Vinnie Jones grabbed Paul Gascoigne’s crown jewels, in the process creating one of the most iconic images in football history. Vinnie and Gazza met again for talkSPORT’s Re:United series, which brings together former and current sporting rivals to discuss their glittering careers and the aftermath. Gazza and Vinnie were reunited in the talkSPORT studios The first of two hour-long episodes aired on Sunday and saw the pair cover their early lives, Wimbledon’s reputation as a hated outfit, and look back upon the infamous ‘grab’ that led to headlines across the w...
Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Entertainment
Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Director Todd Phillips posted on Instagram Sunday the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in their standalone Joker film."Arthur," Phillips captioned the image of Phoenix, who stares at the camera -- unsmiling and without the titular villain's signature clown makeup. Phoenix, 43, has unkempt, collar-length hair and is wearing a rumpled, button-down shirt and jacket in the picture. Phoenix's previous films include To Die For, Gladiator, Quills, Her and Walk the Line. Phillips is known for helming The Hangover comedy trilogy. Warner Bros. plans to release the Joker origin film on Oct. 4, 2019. The dark-toned movie is to take place outside of the existing DC extended film universe and is intended to help launch a new DC Comics banner that will allow the movie studio to tell uniq...