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Goss wins a second Complete Utilities Golden Button Challenge

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  • February 10, 2018
Goss wins a second Complete Utilities Golden Button Challenge

Goss wins a second Complete Utilities Golden Button Challenge Yvonne Goss riding Untilla Legend – aka Jaffa – won the 2018 Complete Utilities Golden Button Challenge, becoming the first dual winner of the race. Goss, who landed the inaugural running in 2006, partnered her ex-racehorse to victory over point-to-point riders Rowan Cope, Peter Bull and Ed Bailey, who filled the next three places. All 45 horses and riders who came under orders were reported unscathed. Two other former winners were less fortunate than Goss and failed to complete the course. Dominic Gwyn-Jones, who won the 2015...

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Under orders for 2018 Golden Button Challenge

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  • February 9, 2018
Under orders for 2018 Golden Button Challenge

Under orders for 2018 Golden Button Challenge When Grand National-winning jockey Paul Carberry says “The Golden Button Challenge is the closest thing to riding in a race for me, it’s the same buzz” then you know it’s something special. First run in 2006 — when won by Yvonne Goss [who rides again this year]— the Ledbury Hunt’s Golden Button Challenge takes place over three miles of rolling Gloucestershire countryside. It has a fearsome reputation and attracts riders from all over the world, from a variety of backgrounds. This year’s Golden Button takes place in Ledbury Hunt...

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J D falls for not one, but two challenges

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  • February 5, 2018
J D falls for not one, but two challenges

J D falls for not one, but two challenges J D Moore has succumbed to the lure of riding in the Ledbury Hunt’s seventh Complete Utilities Golden Button Challenge, reasoning: “It’s been on my bucket list, and I wanted it gone.” A former amateur rider, national novice point-to-point champion and now a bloodstock agent, John Daniel – but known to all as J D – has a surname that will be known to fans of Jump racing. His grandfather, Dan, trained L’Escargot to win two Cheltenham Gold Cups and then thwart the mighty Red Rum’s bid for a third consecutive Grand National – although...

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Gwyn-Jones lands 2015 Golden Button Challenge

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  • February 14, 2015
Gwyn-Jones lands 2015 Golden Button Challenge

Dominic Gwyn-Jones (above) riding Another Puzzle won a dramatic 2015 Equine R-Oil & The Buying Solution Golden Button Challenge in Gloucestershire today. Gwyn-Jones, who lives near Newbury but keeps his horse in Leicestershire, came home clear of runner-up William Fox Grant with Wexford’s Paul Scallan in third on Los Galacticos. Sixty-two horses started and 39 finished, but pre-event favourite Zoe Gibson came down at the 11th fence when leading on Tempo, while Catherine Atkinson on strongly-fancied Ace departed a few fences later. Atkinson was subsequently airlifted to hospital, but later...

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