Horse racing-Energumene retains Champion Chase at Cheltenham for Brighton owner Bloom

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(Reuters) – Brighton & Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom was celebrating a bumper payout after his horse Energumene romped to a 10-length win to retain the Queen Mother Champion Chase crown on day two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The 6-5 favourite, ridden by Paul Townend, beat Captain Guinness to take the 225,080 pounds ($271,964) prize pot and give trainer Willie Mullins his 92nd Festival victory. Bloom was also reported by British media to be the punter behind two bets totalling 600,000 pounds on the horse, making a profit of 830,000 pounds. “He has done me proud. He ran a magnificent…

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