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Cheltenham Gold Cup stolen in raid

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A haul of sporting trophies worth an estimated £150,000, including one of horseracing's most famous cups, have been stolen.

Raymond Mould was presented with the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1988, when his horse Charter Party won the famous event.

The trophy was stolen from his home in Wormington, in Gloucestershire, at about 6.50am on Wednesday.

A new gold cup is cast every year and the owners get to keep that.

Also stolen were a Britannia Handicap trophy and a Challenge Cup trophy.

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.

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