Brighton soccer team owner enjoys win at Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — The owner of English soccer club Brighton enjoyed a big win before his team even played its Premier League game against fierce rival Crystal Palace. Tony Bloom also owns racehorse Energumene. Energumene secured back-to-back victories in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with a 10-length triumph in the marquee race of Day 2 at the prestigious meeting. It was a nice boost for Bloom before Brighton played Crystal Palace in the so-called M23 derby named after the motorway that connects Brighton to south London. Bloom said he would be attending the Brighton-Palace game and his team won 1-0.

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