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The Importance of Cheltenham Gold Cup Results Today
Among all of the Cheltenham results the Gold Cup is by far the most important at the Festival. This race is the most valuable at the meeting, and its winners are assured their own piece of history. Looking back over past Cheltenham Gold Cup results today can help you decide whether to back the same horses again in the race this year or choose others.
As form goes, the race results from the Gold Cup is virtually guaranteed to throw up subsequent winners. This is because the very best staying steeplechasers in training target Cheltenham and a tilt at glory in this main event. Much of the Festival’s appeal is due to this race alone. First contested as a jumps race in 1924, there is around a century of prestige lying behind this contest.
It almost goes without saying that Gold Cup betting is pretty intense and integral to the wider gambling industry in the UK and Ireland, and even the USA and other countries. Similar comments apply to the Cheltenham Festival as a whole but this is the type of race where ordinary members of the public watching on TV may take a punt as well. That is one major reason why looking back over results of the Cheltenham Gold Cup matters.
If tipsters and experts look at these before giving their Gold Cup tips, then so should you before you bet. That only seems logical. Past Cheltenham results from the Gold Cup can impact the current market, not to mention the thinking of shrewd judges and industry insiders. What happened in this race before is more than just a note in the history books. This can also shape the future.
Without further ado, it’s time to look back over results of Cheltenham Gold Cup recent history. See each of the last seven renewals of this great race:
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Galopin Des Champs Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) 7 lengths 7/5F 2nd Bravemansgame Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls 6½ lengths 6/1 3rd Conflated Sam Ewing Gordon Elliott (IRE) 1¼ lengths 22/1
Favourable Cheltenham Gold Cup results for favourite backers saw Galopin Des Champs more than make amends for his final fence fall when seemingly cruising to victory in the Turners Novices’ Chase at the Festival 12 months earlier. Under a patient ride from Paul Townend, he gave the jockey and his trainer Willie Mulins a third win in the blue riband in the space of five seasons.
A dramatic tumble in the back straight for Ahoy Senor hampered plenty in-behind, bringing down Sounds Russian, while the positively ridden Hewick also came down two out. Galopin Des Champs ran out a seven-length winner over King George VI Chase victor Bravemansgame with a similar gap back to Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated in third, who had a late jockey change with Sam Ewing taking over in the saddle.
Grand National hero Noble Yeats stayed on for fourth, knocking last year’s third Protektorat, who appeared to be left in front too soon, down to fifth. Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 results show just seven finishers from the 13-runner field with 2021 winner Minella Indo and last year’s National Hunt Chase winner Stattler pulling up on the first circuit. A Plus Tard couldn’t defend his crown after getting hampered and pulled-up. Minor honours went to Royale Pagaille in sixth with Eldorado Allen last to get round.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st A Plus Tard Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead (IRE) 15 lengths 3/1F 2nd Minella Indo Robbie Power Henry De Bromhead (IRE) 2½ lengths 7/1 3rd Protektorat Harry Skelton Dan Skelton short-head 10/1
Previous Cheltenham Gold Cup results were reversed when A Plus Tard went one better than his previous attempt in the blue riband steeplechase and score for favourite backers. Rachael Blackmore became the first woman to win the Festival feature with a 15-length romp over Minella Indo. Protekorat was best of the rest and British behind another Henry De Bromhead 1-2, hanging on to third by a short-head.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 results show National Hunt Chase and Savills Chase scorer Galvin just out the money in fourth, ahead of Royale Pagaille in fifth. Al Boum Photo was next with market support for the now beloved veteran not able to roll back the years up the famous hill. It was an emotional success for owners Cheveley Park Stud, who also landed the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and Ryanair Chase at this Festival.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Minella Indo Jack Kennedy Henry De Bromhead (IRE) 1¼ lengths 9/1 2nd A Plus Tard Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead (IRE) 4¼ lengths 100/30 3rd Al Boum Photo Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) 24 lengths 9/4F
The Cheltenham Gold Cup results 2021 capped an incredible Festival for Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead with him saddling the first two home. Minella Indo, a previous winner at the meeting after landing the Albert Bartlett over hurdles two years earlier, stayed on best and prevailed from stablemate A Plus Tard by just over a length. The front two were chased home by dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo, who came up a little short in search of his hat-trick.
Those three were well clear of Native River and Frodon. De Bromhead had also won the Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase earlier in the Festival, becoming the first handler in history to land all three of Cheltenham’s biggest championship races in the same season. Each had a different jockey on board with Jack Kennedy riding the third leg of De Bromhead’s unparalleled treble up the Cheltenham hill for owner Barry Maloney.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Al Boum Photo Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) neck 100/30F 2nd Santini Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson 1¼ lengths 5/1 3rd Lostinranslation Robbie Power Colin Tizzard neck 10/1
No horse had won back-to-back Gold Cups since Best Mate. That was until Al Boum Photo ended a 15-year wait for horse racing fans to see a successful defence of the blue riband. The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 results show him toughing it out in a thrilling race under Paul Townend and holding on by a neck from the Cotswold Chase winner Santini and Betfair Chase scorer Lostintranslation little more than a length further behind.
A blanket finish like this to the Gold Cup is unusual. Just a couple of lengths separated first from fourth. For Al Boum Photo trainer Willie Mullins, though, the blue riband of steeplechases must have seemed like buses. He had been waiting his whole career to saddle the winner of it, only for the same lightly-raced exceptional horse to deliver consecutive crowns.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Al Boum Photo Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) 2½ lengths 12/1 2nd Anibale Fly Barry Geraghty Tony Martin (IRE) 3¾ lengths 22/1 3rd Bristol De Mai Daryl Jacob Nigel Twiston-Davies 3 lengths 18/1
Mullins had been trying for years to win this race and often just came up short. He finally broke the hoodoo in the Festival’s centrepiece contest courtesy of Al Boum Photo. A lightly-raced type who fell at the meeting 12 months earlier in the JLT Novices Chase, the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 results reveal a gallant success after so many years of the stable slaving away to land the spoils.
Al Boum Photo, returned at Gold Cup odds of 12/1, was home more than a couple of lengths in front of last season’s third Anibale Fly, who again stayed on off the pace for his shrewd Irish connections. There was then almost four lengths back to Bristol De Mai, a horse not particularly suited by Cheltenham or the going for racecourse local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies. Native River could only come fourth in his attempted defence of the title.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Results
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Native River Richard Johnson Colin Tizzard 4½ lengths 5/1 2nd Might Bite Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson 4 lengths 4/1F 3rd Anibale Fly Barry Geraghty Tony Martin (IRE) 4 lengths 33/1
Last year’s third went two places better and won at the Festival at the fourth attempt as Native River achieved what trainer Colin Tizzard always hoped Cue Card and Thistlecrack could. A light campaign paid off, as Gold Cup results 2018 demonstrate. Native River and King George VI Chase hero Might Bite had one of the great Cheltenham duels with the winner making virtually all the running in tremendous style. He simply galloped his rivals into submission with an exhibition of jumping.
Richard Johnson had won the Gold Cup before after steering Looks Like Trouble to victory in 2000. Some 18 years on, he had another taste of glory in this elite race. Native River saw off horse racing betting sites‘ favourite Might Bite with over four lengths between them at the line. Anibale Fly, for clever Irish trainer Tony Martin and mighty owner JP McManus was beaten about the same distance again after staying on into a never nearer third.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Results 2017
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Sizing John Robbie Power Jessica Harrington (IRE) 2¾ lengths 7/1 2nd Minella Rocco Noel Fehily Jonjo O’Neill short-head 18/1 3rd Native River Richard Johnson Colin Tizzard ½ a length 7/2
Sizing John continued his remarkable progress after starting the campaign as a two-miler chaser. Sick to death of running into Douvan, trainer Jessica Harrington and his owners Alan and Ann Potts decided to do something different in the second half of the season. He not only stepped up in trip and won at Thurles, but did so again in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown and then once more here. Cheltenham Gold Cup 2017 results highlight the strength of the previous season’s National Hunt Chase form too.
While Minella Rocco and Native River were no match for Sizing John, they emerged out of the pack in a spectacular race and battled out second place. Just a short-head separated the Jonjo O’Neill runner in the McManus silks from Brocade Racing’s Native River, but the form from last year’s Festival was upheld. After recording these Gold Cup 2017 results, Sizing John went on to complete a unique hat-trick at Punchestown at the end of the following month.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Results 2016
Position Colours Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP 1st Don Cossack Bryan Cooper Gordon Elliott (IRE) 4½ lengths 9/4F 2nd Djakadam Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (IRE) 10 lengths 9/2 3rd Don Poli Davy Russell Willie Mullins (IRE) 7 lengths 9/2
The first Irish clean sweep for a decade is the key takeaway from the 2016 Gold Cup results with Don Cossack the clear winner for Gordon Elliott. His owners, Gigginstown House Stud, also had the third home in Don Poli but the pair were split by Djakadam, who was 10 lengths clear in second. This was another breakthrough for Grand National winning trainer Elliott.
Connections ran Don Cossack in the Ryanair Chase over a shorter distance at the Cheltenham Festival 12 months earlier and he could only finish third. He also previously fell in the RSA Chase and the King George at Kempton on his penultimate start. All of those disappointments were well and truly behind Don Cossack, though, with him running out a comfortable winner under Bryan Cooper.
We hope our look back over past Gold Cup results has been useful for you. This great race has had some very worthy winners in recent times. Always be on the lookout for Gold Cup betting offers, especially if these involved previous winners or horses that have run well in the race before.
All results are pieces of the form in the book you can analyse and look at the merits of. That is the beauty of horse racing as a whole. Some stand scrutiny and Gold Cup results invariably fall into that bracket. Looking back on them may help you decide what to do with any bonuses acquired en route to Cheltenham or during the Festival too. It is always handy to have Gold Cup free bets available after viewing past results of this race.
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What horse has won most the Gold Cups?
Golden Miller has won the most Gold Cups at Cheltenham with a record five successes in the 1930s. In 1934, this horse did an incredible doing going on to land the Grand National at Aintree after a third consecutive Gold Cup.
Who won the 2021 Gold Cup?
Minella Indo won the 2021 Gold Cup at Cheltenham, completing a clean sweep of the three main Festival championship races for trainer Henry De Bromhead. He also saddled the runner-up.
What was the result of the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The most recent Cheltenham Gold Cup results show Minella Indo winning in 2021 from stable companion A Plus Tard. Al Boum Photo, the defending champ and dual race winner, was back in third.
Has any horse won 3 Gold Cups?
Yes, past Cheltenham Gold Cup results show four horses that have won the race three times or more. They are Golden Miller, Cottage Rake, Arkle and Best Mate.
Has any horse regained the Gold Cup?
Yes, the legendary Kauto Star regained this crown as a nine-year-old in 2009. That season’s Gold Cup results show him defeating Paul Nicholls stablemate Denman in a golden era for British steeplechasers.
Have any mares won the Gold Cup before?
Four mares feature in past Cheltenham Gold Cup results as victors. A female horse won this for the first time way back in 1925 with Ballinode also becoming the first winner trained in Ireland. Kerstin in 1958 was the next of the mares to land this with Glencaraig Lady (1972) and Dawn Run (1986) on the roll of honour.