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'Miracle Horse' Edwulf Wins Irish Gold Cup 11 Months After Near Death Experience

'Miracle Horse' Edwulf Wins Irish Gold Cup 11 Months After Near Death Experience
By PJ Browne Updated

33/1 shot Edwulf won the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday. The victory was notable for more than the length of the odds.

At Cheltenham last year, trainer Joseph O'Brien thought that he had lost the horse when he collapsed during the National Hunt Challenge Cup.

"Basically, I thought that he was gone," O'Brien told At The Races following Sunday's win for the now termed 'miracle horse'.

The vets on the course at Cheltenham did such an unbelievable job with him. They gave him time and they said he was going to come back and he did. It's been a long road.

In an epic finish at Leopardstown, Edwulf, with amateur jockey Derek O'Connor aboard, beat Outlander by a head in the big event of the Dublin Racing Festival.

Owner JP McManus hailed the effort of those who had worked behind the scenes at Cheltenham to save his horse.

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