Famous Horse Races

Paddy Power Gold Cup

Cheltenham Racecourse
A Brief History Of Paddy Power Gold Cup
The Paddy Power Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race for five-year-old and above horses run over a distance of 2 miles 4½ furlongs (4,124 metres) at Cheltenham Racecourse in mid November.

It is a major early-season handicap chase, and has been won by many top class horses. There are fifteen fences to be jumped in the race.

It was first run in 1960 as the Mackeson Gold Cup, and continued with that name until 1995. The following year it became the Murphy's Gold Cup, sponsored by Murphy's, and changed in 2000 to the Thomas Pink Gold Cup, sponsored by the clothing retailer Thomas Pink. It has been known by its present name since 2003, when the bookmaking company Paddy Power took over the sponsorship.
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Winner



L'Antartique
Exotic Dancer
Our Vic
Celestial Gold
Fondmort
Cyfor Malta
Shooting Light
Lady Cricket
The Outback Way
Cyfor Malta
Señor El Betrutti
Challenger du Luc
Dublin Flyer
Bradbury Star
Bradbury Star
Tipping Tim
Another Coral
Multum In Parvo
Joint Sovereignty
Pegwell Bay
Beau Ranger
Very Promising
Half Free
Half Free
Pounentes
Fifty Dollars More
Henry Kissinger
Bright Highway
Man Alive
Bawnogues
Bachelor's Hall
Cancello
Clear Cut
Bruslee
Skymas
Red Candle
Gay Trip
Chatham
Gay Trip
Jupiter Boy
Charlie Worcester
Pawnbroker
Dunkirk
Super Flash
Richard of Bordeaux
Fortria
Scottish Memories
Fortria
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Graham Lee
Tony McCoy
Timmy Murphy
Timmy Murphy
Mick Fitzgerald
Barry Geraghty
Tony McCoy
Tony McCoy
Norman Williamson
Tony McCoy
Jamie Osbourne
Richard Dunwoody
Brendan Powell
Philip Hide
Declan Murphy
Carl Llewellyn
Richard Dunwoody
Norman Williamson
Graham McCourt
Peter Scudamore
Mark Perrett
Richard Dunwoody
Richard Linley
Richard Linley
Neale Doughty
Richard Linley
Paul Barton
Gerry Newman
Ron Barry
Craig Smith
Martin O'Halloran
Dennis Atkins
David Greaves
Andrew Turnell
Stan Murphy
Jimmy Fox
Terry Biddlecombe
Ken White
Terry Biddlecombe
Eddie Harty
Josh Gifford
Paddy Broderick
Bill Rees
Stan Mellor
Bobby Beasley
Pat Taaffe
C Finnegan
Pat Taaffe
Trainer



Ferdy Murphy
Jonjo O'Neill
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
Nicky Henderson
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
Martin Pipe
Venetia Williams
Martin Pipe
Susan Nock
Martin Pipe
Tim Forster
Josh Gifford
Josh Gifford
Nigel Twiston-Davies
David Nicholson
John Edwards
Philip Hobbs
Tim Forster
Martin Pipe
David Nicholson
Fred Winter
Fred Winter
Billy McGhie
Fred Winter
David Gandolfo
Michael O'Brien
Gordon W. Richards
Martin Tate
Peter Cundell
Neville Crump
Maurice Camacho
Michael Scudamore
Brian Lusk
Ricky Vallance
Fred Rimell
Fred Rimell
Fred Rimell
Fred Rimell
Ryan Price
Arthur Stephenson
Peter Cazalet
Frank Cundell
Fulke Walwyn
Tom Dreaper
Arthur Thomas
Tom Dreaper
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10-00
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