Goodwood: Big Orange wins Goodwood Cup

Big Orange
Big Orange (far right) won a thrilling three-way finish to take the Goodwood Cup

Big Orange won a thrilling three-way finish to take the Goodwood Cup.

Jockey Jamie Spencer took Michael Bell's four-year-old to victory over 9-2 favourite Quest For More by a neck, with a short head back to Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris.

Jockeys wore black armbands in memory of the late Sir Peter O'Sullevan.

Three-time Champion jockey Richard Hughes won his first race of the festival, on Gibeon in the Land Rover Stakes.

The 42-year-old will retire on Saturday to begin a training career.

Gibeon, a 11-1 shot, just held off the fast finish of 4-1 favourite Keble by a neck.

"I'm glad I've got one, I can retire a happy man now," said Hughes.

Elsewhere Shalaa, ridden by Frankie Dettori coasted home to beat Tasleet by two and three-quarter lengths in the Richmond Stakes.

Goodwood jockeys
Jockeys wore black armbands in memory of the late Sir Peter O'Sullevan

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