More than £150,000 worth of trophies and silverware have been stolen from racehorse owner Raymond Mould — including the trophy he won for the 1988 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Police believe the trophies were taken from Mr Mould’s property in Wormington, Glos, just after midnight on Wednesday (14 July).
The Gold Cup, which is worth approximately £10,000 and made of 10 ounces of gold, was one of a number of trophies stolen. A new Gold Cup is cast every year for the winner of the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival every March.
Mr Mould won the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Charter Party in 1988, ridden by Richard Dunwoody and trained by David Nicholson.
The thieves also took the Britannia Handicap Cup won with Ransom Note at Royal Ascot a few weeks ago and the Grand Annual trophy won by Pigeon Island at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
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 gold mechanism, two silver trophies, a silver ornament of a fisherman and a cigarette case.
Gloucestershire police are urging anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area over night to contact 0845 090 1234 quoting incident number 38 of 14 July.