Who rode Best Mate in the Gold Cup?

Who rode Best Mate in the Gold Cup?

Best Mate (28 January 1995 – 1 November 2005) was an Irish-bred, English-trained racehorse and three-time winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup….

Best Mate
Owner Jim Lewis
Trainer Henrietta Knight
Record 22: 14-7-0
Earnings £1,022,436

When did Best Mate win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

2002, 2003
Best Mate fact file Best results: won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2002, 2003, 2004; the King George VI Chase in 2002; the 2001 Haldon Gold Cup; the 2002 Peterborough Chase; won 14 races from 22 starts and finished second seven times; total career earnings of £1,022,436.

Who rode Norton’s Coin in the Gold Cup?

Graham McCourt
The winner was ridden by Graham McCourt and trained by Sirrel Griffiths. The pre-race favourite Desert Orchid finished third. With a starting price of 100/1, Norton’s Coin became the longest-odds winner in the race’s history. He was the second winner to be trained in Wales – the first was Patron Saint in 1928.

Who has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup the most?

Taaffe is the most successful Gold Cup jockey to date, famous for his partnership with ARKLE, Taaffe rode 32 Cheltenham winners, including four Gold Cups (1964-1968) and five Champion Chases.

Which enclosure is best at Cheltenham?

There’s no better way to enjoy the day at Cheltenham than from the Club Enclosure, our most premier enclosure. It’s an experience to remember with access to all public areas and spectacular views from the main grandstand, lawn or Winning Post.

Who won last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Rachael Blackmore
Rachael Blackmore celebrates historic Gold Cup win on A Plus Tard. Henry de Bromhead, the winning trainer, and last year’s winning trainer, having done a 1-2 two years in succession, spoke to the BBC. It was incredible.

Why was Cheltenham 2001 Cancelled?

In 2001 the Festival was cancelled due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Britain. The meeting had initially been postponed to April, but when a case of the disease was confirmed locally, putting the racecourse within an exclusion zone, all racing had to be called off.

Has anyone won the Gold Cup 3 times?

The next three runnings were all won by Best Mate, who is the most recent of the four horses to have won the race three or more times. In 2009, Kauto Star became the first horse to regain the Gold Cup.

Has a horse won the Gold Cup 3 times?

Best Mate fast became the next Cheltenham legend after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three consecutive times in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Is there a dress code for Cheltenham Festival?

WHAT TO WEAR TO CHELTENHAM RACES. Cheltenham Festival no strict dress code, but ladies usually wear smart winter outfits and gentlemen, suits with a tailored overcoat. Cheltenham Festival has its own unique look, distinct from other race events that happen in the summer.

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