Editor's Viewpoint: Miracle horse deserves to be going for gold in big race
Sport has a great habit of throwing up despair to glory stories and one involving a horse bred in Co Down will be played out at Cheltenham on Friday.
It is then that Killultagh Vic, which two years ago suffered serious injuries which not only threatened its racing career but even its life, will compete in the blue riband jumps race of the year, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The dedication of Crossgar trainer Colin McBratney and the skill of vets worked a minor miracle in getting the horse back to the racecourse.
Its odds on winning the race are shorter than they were in surviving its injuries and it is certainly worth a flutter on the eve of St Patrick's Day.