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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. Fred said I could, but the horse was a hard puller and a very bold jumper and I remember Fulke telling me I probably wouldn't be able to hold him.
Gold Cup-winning trainer Paul Nicholls as fans remain unsure on how to say the name of his Cheltenham hero t ab The reaso He did thinking about THEATRE reasonable finish RE, brought FAMOUS FIVE Five things you didn't know about the bet365 Gold Cup 1 Only four horses have won the race twice Larbawn, Diamond Edge, Topsham Bay and Ad Hoc 2 The race was first sponsored by Whitbread after chairman Colonel Bill Whitbread rode in the Grand National as an amateur 3 The deal with Whitbread lasted from 1957 until 2001 and was the longestrunning commercial sponsorship in sport Walwyn is the leading trainer having won this race seven times 4Fulke 5 Ron Barry is the leading jockey with three wins Titus Oates (1971), Charlie Potheen (1973), The Dikler (1974).
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.
The names of some of his winners will come as music to the ears of many horse racing enthusiasts - Mandarin, Mill House, The Dikler, Mount Tremblant and Charlie Potheen to name a few.
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.
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.
Fulke Walwyn and Stan Mellor had a double on that Newbury card with Charlie Potheen and Orient War.