Crystal Palace fan-owned horse wins at Cheltenham Festival

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Crystal Palace fans were celebrating today after Sire De Grugy won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

The horse, co-owned by Eagles fan Steve Preston and his friends and family, stormed to victory in the 3.20 race.

Sire De Grugy was the favourite for the race and duly obliged the punters with a fantastic run.

Croydon Guardian:

Sire De Grugy post race, pic by @cpfcpatriot 

Palace fans took to twitter to praise the horse, with some even wanting Sire De Grugy to make a half time appearance at Selhurst Park.

James Daly, editor of the FYP Fanzine tweeted: “Well, that's a first. Putting everything on a #cpfc horse actually pays off! About time Palace payed out for me.”

PalaceStats tweeted: “Sire De Grugy wins the Champion Chase at Cheltenham. A win for #CPFC there. Well done. Sire De Grugy to do a lap of honour at Selhurst Park against Chelsea? I want to give that horse a hug.”

Your Local Guardian Paul Darville who is at the festival tweeted: “Palace ties and scarves are out in force. Here is your winner.”

Darville has seen two big winners out of his tips today. Check out the rest here.

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