'Horse of a lifetime' Don Cossack retired after suffering injury setback - RTE.ie

Trainer Gordon Elliott hailed Don Cossack as "the horse of a lifetime" after last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was retired after suffering an injury setback. Owned by Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud, Don Cossack held off Djakadam to win ...and more »

17 Irish entries for Cheltenham Gold Cup - RTE.ie

Gordon Elliott has five entries for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on St Patrick's Day, but that number includes last year's hero Don Cossack, who was officially retired on Wednesday morning after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury. There ...and more »

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retires, making Thistlecrack odds on favourite - Mirror.co.uk

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack has been retired, leaving this year's favourite Thistlecrack odds on to land jump racing's blue riband event. The 10-year-old won last year's Gold Cup with jockey Bryan Cooper and had been 12-1 third favourite to ...and more »

Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retired following a setback - BreakingNews.ie

Don Cossack, winner of the 2016 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, has been retired after suffering a setback, trainer Gordon Elliott has announced. Owned by Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud, Don Cossack held off Djakadam to win the most ...and more »

'Real sickener' as Cheltenham Gold Cup champ Don Cossack retired - The42

Don Cossack ridden by Bryan Cooper comes home to win Don Cossack wins the 2016 Gold Cup in the hands of an ecstatic Bryan Cooper. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO. DON COSSACK, THE 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup champion and “the horse of a ...and more »

Thistlecrack heads Cheltenham Gold Cup entries - The Irish Field

Thistlecrack is the general even-money favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup following publication of the entries for the race on Wednesday. His trainer Colin Tizzard has five horses engaged, the same number as Gordon Elliott though Elliott's quintet ...and more »

2016 Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retired after recurrence of tendon injury - Irish Independent

In a statement, Gigginstown House Stud announced that after consultation with trainer Gordon Elliot and jockey Bryan Cooper, the champion horse will no longer compete. Don Cossack suffered a tendon injury last April shortly after winning the Gold Cup ...and more »

Cheltenham Gold Cup suffers another blow as defending champion Don Cossack is forced to retire - Daily Mail

The Cheltenham Gold Cup has lost another contender with trainer Gordon Elliott announcing that last season's winner Don Cossack has been retired after suffering another injury. Don Cossack suffered a tendon problem in the build-up to last season's ...and more »

Don Cossack: Cheltenham Gold Cup champion retired with leg injury - BBC Sport

The Irish-trained horse, who suffered the injury in April, has not featured since winning the 2016 Cheltenham race. Trainer Gordon Elliott wrote on his Betfair blog: "We found that he had a bit of heat in his leg yesterday and we've made the decision ...and more »

Gold Cup winner Don Cossack forced to retire - Newstalk 106-108 fm

The announcement made on Wednesday morning by trainer Gordon Elliott. "We found that he had a bit of heat in his leg on Monday and we've made the decision to call time", Elliott revealed in a blog for Betfair. "It's a real sickener for Gigginstown ...and more »