O’Connor Makes History With Irish Gold Cup Victory Aboard Edwulf

Clare jockey Derek O’Connor has made more racing history after taking victory in one of the sports most prestigious events.

The Tubber native was aboard 33/1 shot Edwulf as they came home first in the 2018 Irish Gold Cup at the Dublin Racing Festival.

It was a first win in the race for O’Connor and gave trainer Joseph O’Brien a first Grade One winner over fences.

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It’s expected Edwulf could now run in next months Cheltenham Gold Cup.

O’Connor feels it was a fairytale to get past the winning post in front