Coneygree: Cheltenham Gold Cup winner out injured until next year

Coneygree is believed to have suffered slab fractures in both hocks

Coneygree, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, has been sidelined until next year with an injury.

The horse - the first novice to win the Gold Cup for over 40 years - will miss the festive meetings.

Some reports have suggested the eight-year-old is out for the season.

Sara Bradstock, wife of trainer Mark, told the Racing Post, "Coneygree won't run in the King George (at Kempton on Boxing Day) having sustained a new injury."

She added: "He's being assessed by vets this morning."

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