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Police hunt after Cheltenham Gold Cup theft

One of horseracing's most famous trophies was stolen today.



The Cheltenham Gold Cup trophy was one of three horseracing cups taken from an address in Wormington, Gloucestershire, at about 6.50am.

Gloucestershire Police said a new gold cup is cast every year and the stolen one was won a number of years ago.

A Challenge Cup trophy and a Britannia Handicap Cup trophy were also stolen.

Bronze ornaments in the shape of a hare, a spaniel with a pheasant in its mouth and two horses being ridden by jockeys were also stolen, along with a dark wooden clock with gold sides and a gold mechanism, two silver trophies, a silver fisherman ornament and a cigarette case, police said.

The total value of the haul was put at £150,000.

Gloucestershire Police said they wanted to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area overnight.

Anyone with any information about the burglary was asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident number 38 of July 14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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