Celestial bows out

Celestial Gold, winner of the Paddy Power and Hennessy Gold Cups in November 2004, has been retired.

Connections of the David Pipe-trained 10-year-old made the decision following the gelding’s disappointing performance at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Owned by David Johnson, Celestial Gold won five of his 18 starts and amassed a total of €334,265 in prize money.

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