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poteen

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(in Ireland) illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes
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The day before the Hennessy, Walwyn's stable jockey Barry Brogan broke his leg and Fulke phoned Fred to ask if I could take the ride on Charlie Potheen.
Jumping fans of a certain age will forever remember 'Big Ron' as the strong man who tamed some of the most difficult chasers of his time, and this week we are reminded that he won what we now know as the bet365 Chase three times in four years - on Titus Oates, Charlie Potheen and The Dikler, each of whom was a challenge for the very best in the business.
However, Wrexham-born Fulke Walwyn, a legend in the history of the turf, saddled an incredible seven winners and some of their names will be music to the ears of racing enthusiasts - Mandarin (1957), Taxidermist (1958), Mandarin (1961), Mill House (1963), Man Of The West (1968), Charlie Potheen (1972) and Diamond Edge (1981).
FULKE Walwyn's Hennessy winner Charlie Potheen (R Barry) shrugs off top weight of 12-0 to cruise to a five lengths victory in the Whitbread Gold Cup run at Newcastle.
A horse called Night And Day ran badly in the next; Orient War never featured in the Massey-Ferguson Gold Cup; Charlie Potheen ended up off the course after swerving freakishly at the second-last, and finally the blinkered Westward Lad stumbled on landing when challenging at the final flight.
Barry's lucky race was the Whitbread Gold Cup and he captured jump racing's first sponsored contest three times on Titus Oates ('71), Charlie Potheen ('73) and The Dikler ('74).