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Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury, Saturday 29/11/14 Stats & Pointers

by The Executioner on 21 Nov at 18:56

The Hennessy is a staying handicap chase that is steeped in history, run over 3 miles two and a half furlongs at Newbury, it was established back in 1957 ( the first three runnings were at Cheltenham ) and is open to horses aged four years old and upwards. The first winner of the race was Mandarin ( also took the race in 1961 ) and he was owned by Peggy Hennessy who was a member of the sponsors family. Legends of the turf such as Arkle ( 1964 & 65 ) , Mill House ( ‘63 ) etched their names on the victory roll of honour and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the festival in March, as too did Bregawn ( ’82) , Burrough Hill Lad ( ’84 ) , Denman ( ’07 & ’09..

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