Gold Cup winner Power scoops Meath Sportsperson of the Year award
Robbie Power's sensational 2017 was recognised in his native county on Friday night as the Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning rider scooped the Meath Chronicle/Cusack Hotel Group 2017 Meath Sportsperson of the Year award at the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim.
Power, who was a monthly winner for March after steering Sizing John to victory in the Gold Cup and also winning on Supasundae and Rock The World at Cheltenham, was the fourth jockey to win the award following in the footsteps of Johnny Murtagh (2009), Nina Carberry (2011) and Barry Geraghty (2013). Gordon Elliott also won the award in 2007.
Power was thrilled to win the award on his home turf, especially with stiff competition from champion Flat jockey Colin Keane, Derby-winning rider Padraig Beggy and Elliott as well as others in different sports.
It proved to be a night to remember for the Power family for more than one reason as Robbie's father Con also entered the Hall of Fame in the county.
Power said: "I was absolutely delighted to win the award. With the likes of Colin and Gordon in there it was a very hot heat. It is always nice to be recognised in your home county.
"It was great for Dad as well as he had no idea it was coming. He was thrilled and we had a great night. It was a magic 2017."
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