Infographic: Who Won The Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last year? How many favourites have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup? What were the average odds of Gold Cup winners? Today Stephen Harris delivers our history of the Cheltenham Gold Cup infographic, with every Gold Cup winner and their starting price from 1924 to 2014.
The Gold Cup is the highlight of the entire jump season and has thrown up some fantastic and memorable races in our lifetime. Dawn Run winning with Jonjo O'Neill on top was an emotional victory that united the entire Irish nation in euphoria and carried out many bookmakers. Best Mate's record breaking three timer will struggle to be beaten ever in the modern age, while the battles between stablemates Denman and Kauto Star were symbolic of everything that is special in National Hunt racing.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview
This year the race looks wide open with Silviniaco Conti the standard bearer, impressing everyone in the King George (form rather let down since by the placed horses), and there remains an impression that an unconsidered "improver" could perhaps upset the older more established "names" at the head of the betting. Perhaps the rapidly improving Many Clouds could be the one, improving from handicap company and being trained specifically for the race now by the revitalised Oliver Sherwood.
As we approach the big race, take a look back through the history of the event from Red Splash at 5/1 in 1924 to Lord Windermere at 20/1 in 2014, every winner and starting price for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
If you're looking for the early word on this year's festival, I share my thoughts on each race at bettingexpert's Cheltenham Festival Guide for 2015. Read my Gold Cup preview and don't forget to enter this year's #GoldCupCash Competition to be in the running for £100.
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