The owner of the stolen Cheltenham Gold Cup has offered a £15,000 reward for its safe return, it emerged yesterday.
Robbers snatched the 1988 trophy from the home of multi-millionaire racehorse owner Raymond Mould, 70, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
They also took a King George VI Chase trophy won by his late wife Jenny’s horse Barton Bank in 1993 and two other cups worth a total of £300,000.
Now property magnate Mould, of Wormington, Glos., is offering a £15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.
The 1988 Gold Cup, worth around £10,000, was won by Jenny’s horse Charter Party. She died in 2000 from cancer.
Mr Mould said: ”Any trophy means a lot but those won by Jenny are very special to me.
”At least we are all alive and nobody was hurt – except the pocket.
”All the items were insured, but that’s not the point. I could go out and get a replacement of the Gold Cup made tomorrow but it would not be the same.”