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Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous

Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous


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Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous

Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous racehorse Desert Orchid.
16th March 1989

George Phillips
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Cheltenham
England
WA*3492085

Media ID 21388323

© Mirrorpix

Achievement Horseracing Success Victorious 1989


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print captured by George Phillips, we are transported back to the exhilarating atmosphere of Cheltenham on the 16th of March, 1989. The image showcases a momentous occasion in horseracing history as jockey Simon Sherwood triumphantly raises his arm in victory atop the legendary racehorse Desert Orchid. The energy and excitement emanating from the crowd is palpable, with cheers and applause echoing throughout the grandstands. It is a testament to both Sherwood's skillful riding and Desert Orchid's sheer determination that they have emerged triumphant in one of racing's most prestigious events - the Gold Cup. This photograph encapsulates not only a significant achievement but also serves as a reminder of an era long gone - the vibrant 1980s. As spectators revel in their hero's success, it becomes evident that this moment transcends mere sport; it symbolizes dedication, perseverance, and ultimately victory. George Phillips has expertly captured this historic scene with impeccable timing and composition. Through his lens, he allows us to relive this extraordinary event while evoking feelings of nostalgia for an era defined by its passion for horse racing. Whether you're an avid fan or simply appreciate moments of human triumph against all odds, this stunning print from Memory Lane Prints will undoubtedly transport you back to that unforgettable day when Simon Sherwood rode into glory aboard Desert Orchid at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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