Cheltenham Festival Legends

Top Cheltenham Festival Legends

  Legend Name Biodata
  Tony McCoy Born 4 May 1974, Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  Henrietta Knight born 15 December 1946 in England
  Aidan O’Brien born 16 October 1969 in County Wexford, Ireland
  Mick Fitzgerald born 4 April 1951 in Irish
  Mouse Morris born July 30, 1927 in England
  Richard Johnson July 30, 1927 (1927-07-30) Upminster, England
  Best Mate NA
  Cottage Rake NA
  Arkle NA
  Golden Miller NA

Tony McCoy


Champion Jockey: 1995/6, 1996/7, 1997/8, 1998/9, 1999/2000, 2000/1, 2001/2, 2002/3, 2003/4, 2004/5, 2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8.

Lester Awards:
o Conditional Jockey of the Year: 1995.
o Jump Jockey of the Year: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007.
o Jockey of the Year: 1997 (award discontinued after 1997).

Best season: 289 winners in 2001/2 (a British jumps record).

1,000th winner: Majadou, Cheltenham, December 11, 1999.

1,500th winner: Celtic Native, Exeter, December, 2001.

2,000th winner: Magical Bailiwick Wincanton, 17 January 2004.

3,000th winner: Restless D'Artaix on 9th February 2009

Champion Chase winner: Edredon Bleu 2000.

Champion Hurdle winners: Make A Stand 1997, Brave Inca, 2006.

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner: Mr. Mulligan, 1997.

Equalled the record with five winners at the 1998 Cheltenham Festival.

King George winner: Best Mate 2002.

Irish Grand National winner: Butler's Cabin, 2007.

Henrietta Knight (racehorse trainer)

1996 Glenlivet Hurdle (Aintree) Stompin

1997 Stayers Hurdle (Cheltenham) Karshi

1998-2001 4 Peterborough Chases (Huntingdon) Edredon Bleu

1998 Grand Annual Chase (Cheltenham) Edredon Bleu

2000 Lanzarote Hurdle (Kempton Park) Heart

2000 Sun Alliance Chase (Cheltenham) Lord Noelie

2000 Queen Mother Champion Chase (Cheltenham) Edredon Bleu

2000 Martell Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Aintree) Best Mate

2001 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase (Sandown Park) Best Mate

2002 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Best Mate

2002 King George VI Chase (Kempton Park) Best Mate

2002 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate

2003 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate

2003 Clonmel Oil Chase(Clonmel) Edredon Bleu

2003 King George VI Chase (Kempton Park) Edredon Bleu

2003 Ericsson Chase (Leopardstown) Best Mate

2004 Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Mate

2005 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Impek

2006 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Racing Demon

2007 Peterborough Chase (Huntingdon) Racing Demon

2009 Dipper Chase (Cheltenham) Calgary Bay

Best Mate
Sire Un Desperado
Dam Katday
Damsire Miller's Mate
Sex Gelding
Foaled January 28, 1995
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Jacques Van't Hart
Owner Jim Lewis
Trainer Henrietta Knight
Record 22: 14-7-0
Earnings £1,022,436
Major Racing Wins, Awards and Honours
Major Racing Wins
Mersey Novices' Hurdle (2000)
November Novices' Chase (2000)
Scilly Isles Novices' Chase (2001)
Haldon Gold Cup (2001)
Cheltenham Gold Cup (2002, 2003, 2004)
Peterborough Chase (2002)
King George VI Chase (2002)
Ericsson Chase (2003)
Racing Awards
British Horse Racing Board's Jump Horse of the Year, Champion Three-Mile Chaser for second year running.
Statue and Best Mate Enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse Added to Cheltenham's Hall of Fame at the 2007 meet, along with Desert Orchid
Sire Archive
Grandsire Nearco
Dam Bright Cherry
Damsire Knight of the Garter
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1957
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Mary Baker at Ballymacoll Stud
Owner Anne, Duchess of Westminster
Trainer Tom Dreaper
Record 35: 27-2-3
Earnings ₤95,198
Major Racing Wins, Awards and Honours
Major Racing Wins
Cheltenham Gold Cup (1964, 1965, 1966)
King George VI Chase (1965)
Irish Grand National (1964)
Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (1964,1965)
Leopardstown Chase (1964, 1965, 1966)
Whitbread Gold Cup (1965)
Gallagher Gold Cup (1965)
Punchestown Gold Cup (1963)
Powers Gold Cup (1963)
Racing Awards
Timeform rating: 212 (steeplechase)
(highest ever given for a steeplechaser)
Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham
Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup at Leopardstown
Song 'Arkle' by Dominic Behan
Republic of Ireland postage stamp (1981)
Cottage Rake
Sire Cottage
Grandsire Tracery
Dam Hartingo
Damsire Hartford
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1939
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Owner Frank Vickerman
Trainer Vincent O'Brien
Major Racing Wins, Awards and Honours
Major Racing Wins
Irish Cesarewitch (1947)
Cheltenham Gold Cup (1948, 1949, 1950)
King George VI Chase (1948)
Infobox last updated on: January 1, 2008.
Golden Miller
Sire Gold Court
Grandsire Goldminer
Dam Millers Pride
Damsire Wavelets Pride
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1927
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder T K Geraghty
Owner Philip W. Carr
Dorothy Paget (1931)
Trainer Basil Briscoe
Record 55: 29-7-6
Earnings Not found
Major Racing Wins, Awards and Honours
Major Racing Wins
Cheltenham Gold Cup
(1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936)
Grand National (1934)
British Horseracing Hall of Fame