Paddy Power Gold Cup

Paddy Power Gold Cup

Paddy Power Gold Cup

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The Paddy Power Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (4,124 metres), and during its running there are fifteen fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid November.

The event was established in 1960, and it was originally sponsored by Mackeson. It was known as the Mackeson Gold Cup until 1995, but since then it has had various different sponsors and several title changes. It was backed by Murphy's from 1996, and by Thomas Pink from 2000. Its present sponsor, Paddy Power, began supporting the race in 2003.


<span style="font-size:90%">Most successful horse (2 wins):
  • Fortria – 1960, 1962
  • Gay Trip – 1969, 1971
  • Half Free – 1984, 1985
  • Bradbury Star – 1993, 1994
  • Cyfor Malta – 1998, 2002

Leading jockey (4 wins):
  • Tony McCoyCyfor Malta (1998), Lady Cricket (2000), Shooting Light (2001), Exotic Dancer (2006)

Leading trainer (8 wins):
  • Martin PipeBeau Ranger (1987), Challenger du Luc (1996), Cyfor Malta (1998, 2002), Lady Cricket (2000), Shooting Light (2001), Celestial Gold (2004), Our Vic (2005)


<span style="font-size:85%"> The 1976 running took place at Haydock Park.</span>


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