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Don retired as Gold Cup gets shake-up - Belfast Telegraph;

Don retired as Gold Cup gets shake-up - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphDon retired as Gold Cup gets shake-upBelfast TelegraphOwner Michael O'Leary has promised Don Cossack a "well-pampered retirement" after it was announced yesterday that last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup hero has been retired. The news came just two hours before the entries for this year's race - on March ...and more »

Don Cossack: a tribute to a beautiful brute of a horse - Racing Post;

Don Cossack: a tribute to a beautiful brute of a horse - Racing Post

Racing PostDon Cossack: a tribute to a beautiful brute of a horseRacing PostFOR a horse who was considered overrated for so long and failed miserably on his first two trips to Cheltenham, Don Cossack didn't turn out too bad, did he? Determined, dominant and devilishly handsome, this beautiful brute of a staying chaser spent ...and more »

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

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

Irish Independent2016 Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retired after recurrence of tendon injuryIrish IndependentIn 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 »

Elliott praise for 'horse of a lifetime' as Don is retired - Irish Independent;

Elliott praise for 'horse of a lifetime' as Don is retired - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentElliott praise for 'horse of a lifetime' as Don is retiredIrish IndependentBryan Cooper kisses Don Cossack after last year's Gold Cup victory. Photo credit: Tim 1 Bryan Cooper kisses Don Cossack after last year's Gold Cup victory. Photo credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire. If consolation could be sought by Gigginstown racing manager ...and more »

Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retired - AOL UK;

Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retired - AOL UK

AOL UKGold Cup winner Don Cossack retiredAOL UKThe Gordon Elliott-trained 10-year-old suffered a recurrence of a tendon injury and will be sent to stud. Don Cossack won the Gold Cup under Bryan Cooper 10 months ago and that famous victory will be the gelding's last race. Elliott revealed in his ...and more »

Horseracing-Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retires - Yahoo Canada Sports

Horseracing-Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack retiresYahoo Canada SportsLONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion Don Cossack has been retired due to a leg injury, trainer Gordon Elliott said on Wednesday. "I am very sad to report that Don Cossack has suffered a setback and will now be retired," ...and more »

Elliott announces the Don's retirement - Meath Chronicle;

Elliott announces the Don's retirement - Meath Chronicle

Meath ChronicleElliott announces the Don's retirementMeath ChronicleOwned by Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud Don Cossack won the 2016 Timico Cheltenham Gold Gold, one of the most prestigious prizes in national hunt racing. The horse subsequently sustained an injury when he was preparing for the ...and more »

Don Cossack: Three magic memories from the star stayer - Racing Post;

Don Cossack: Three magic memories from the star stayer - Racing Post

Racing PostDon Cossack: Three magic memories from the star stayerRacing PostNews stories which have appeared on the website are available free of charge but stories which have appeared in the newspaper are only available when you join Members' Club. *NOTE: The archive runs from January 1, 2006 to present. LAST 7 DAYS ...and more »

'He owes us nothing': Cheltenham Gold Cup winner retires - Horse & Hound;

'He owes us nothing': Cheltenham Gold Cup winner retires - Horse & Hound

Horse & Hound'He owes us nothing': Cheltenham Gold Cup winner retiresHorse & HoundTrainer Gordon Elliott revealed in his Betfair blog that the 10-year-old gelding would not race again. “I am very sad to report that Don Cossack has suffered a setback and will now be retired,” said Gordon. “We found that he had a bit of heat in his ...and more »

Cheltenham Gold Cup blow as Don Cossack is forced to retire - Daily Mail;

Cheltenham Gold Cup blow as Don Cossack is forced to retire - Daily Mail

Daily MailCheltenham Gold Cup blow as Don Cossack is forced to retireDaily MailThe 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 »

Colin Tizzard star Thistlecrack tops 39 entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup - Racinguk.com - pure racing entertainment;

Colin Tizzard star Thistlecrack tops 39 entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup - Racinguk.com - pure racing entertainment

Racinguk.com - pure racing entertainmentColin Tizzard star Thistlecrack tops 39 entries for the Cheltenham Gold CupRacinguk.com - pure racing entertainmentAnte-post favourite Thistlecrack is one of five possibles for trainer Colin Tizzard among a total of 39 entries for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 17. Tizzard has an embarrassment of riches for the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival, with ...and more »

Colin Tizzard has five Cheltenham Gold Cup entries - SkySports;

Colin Tizzard has five Cheltenham Gold Cup entries - SkySports

SkySportsColin Tizzard has five Cheltenham Gold Cup entriesSkySportsThe Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup was dealt another blow on Wednesday when it was revealed last season's hero Don Cossack had been retired - just two hours before the entries for this year's race were formally announced. Not seen since lifting the blue ...and more »

IN PICTURES: Don Cossack's 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup win as he is retired - Gloucestershire Live;

IN PICTURES: Don Cossack's 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup win as he is retired - Gloucestershire Live

Gloucestershire LiveIN PICTURES: Don Cossack's 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup win as he is retiredGloucestershire LiveThe ten-year-old, who led home an Irish 1-2-3-4 in the Cheltenham Festival's feature race, had been sidelined with injury this season but was almost ready to make a comeback. But that will not now happen as he has encountered a further setback and ...and more »

RACING: Don Cossack is retired and another previous Gold Cup winner Coneygree will also miss the race - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard;

RACING: Don Cossack is retired and another previous Gold Cup winner Coneygree will also miss the race - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Wilts and Gloucestershire StandardRACING: Don Cossack is retired and another previous Gold Cup winner Coneygree will also miss the raceWilts and Gloucestershire StandardDon't be the last to know! Get the latest local news straight to your inbox. Sign up. TWO previous winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Coneygree and Don Cossack, will play no part in this year's renewal. Don Cossack, winner of the race last year, has ...and more »

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

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

Newstalk 106-108 fmGold Cup winner Don Cossack forced to retireNewstalk 106-108 fmThe 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 »

Racing: Tizzard chances enhanced as Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retires - Dorset Echo;

Racing: Tizzard chances enhanced as Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retires - Dorset Echo

Dorset EchoRacing: Tizzard chances enhanced as Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retiresDorset EchoDon't be the last to know! Get the latest local news straight to your inbox. Sign up. COLIN Tizzard's chances of training this season's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner have been enhanced even further, as last year's winner Don Cossack has been forced into a ...and more »

Don Cossack Retired - Midlands103

Don Cossack RetiredMidlands103Eddie O'Leary, the racing manager at Westmeath's Gigginstown House Stud, has confirmed they made the decision after consulting with trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper. Elliott says the nine-year-old suffered a setback in his recovery from a ...and more »

Don Cossack retired from racing - The Irish Field

Don Cossack retired from racingThe Irish FieldDON Cossack will race no more. The 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner has been retired, trainer Gordon Elliott has confirmed. Racing in the colours of Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud, Don Cossack won the Gold Cup by almost five lengths last ...and more »

Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retired following a setback - Irish Examiner;

Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retired following a setback - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerGold Cup hero Don Cossack retired following a setbackIrish ExaminerDon 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 »