Over the years there have been many winners since the first Gold Cup was run back on the 12th of March 1924 when Dick Rees rode winner Red Splash to victory at odds of 5/1. Below we’ll take a look at the previous 6 years and how the Gold Cup race went down:
2020 - Al Boum Photo (J: Paul Townend | T: Willie Mullins)
Al Boum Photo last year became part of a special group of horses to land the Cheltenham Gold Cup in two consecutive years. Going off as the 100/30 favourite he saw off Santini in the final stages of the race to land the Grade One event for a second year running, also giving trainer Willie Mullins his second ever win in the prestigious race. Lostintranslation for Colin Tizzard managed to stay on well to grab third on the day, with Morale for Henry De Bromhead also running a credible race in fourth.
2019 - Al Boum Photo (J: Paul Townend | T: Willie Mullins)
In last years 91st iteration of the race on the 15th March 2019 the going was ‘Good to Soft’. This saw Willie Mullins trained Al Boum Photo storm to victory at odds of 12/1. This win gave Willie Mullins his first-ever Gold Cup victory after coming second in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. 16 horses took place in the race with Anibale Fly in second followed by Bristol de Mai in third place.
2018 - Native River (J: Richard Johnson | T: Colin Tizzard)
The 2018 version of this event was an exciting one which saw 1st, 2nd & 3rd place go head to head down the final straight with Native River eventually just pulling away and securing victory at 5/1 for Colin Tizzard. 15 other horses ran this race and at 7:02.60 it was the second longest race since 1989 which may have been due to the soft conditions on the day.
2017 - Sizing John (J: Robbie Power | T: Jessica Harrington)
In 2017 Sizing John comfortably won the Gold Cup at odds of 7/1 seeing off some tough competition from rivals. This was the very first time that Robbie Power had ridden an entry in the Gold Cup and the first time Jessica Harrington had entered a horse into the race too.
2016 - Don Cossack (J: Bryan Cooper | T: Gordon Elliot)
Back in 2016 was the last time a favourite won the race with Don Cossack winning the race as a 9/4 favourite ahead of the equally short priced Djakadam (2nd) & Don Poli (3rd) who were both priced at 9/2 respectively. This duel made for the 12th quickest ran Gold Cup ever with Don Cossack eventually pulling away down the home straight to win by 4 and a half lengths.
2015 - Coneygree (J: Nico de Boinville | T: Mark Bradstock)
This was a special race in recent years as Coneygree crossed the line with a margin of a length and a half on 2nd place and became the first ‘novice’ horse to win the race for over 30 years since 1974. Price at 7/1 Coneygree beat 10/1 Djakadam (2nd) & 8/1 Road to Riches (3rd) with the help of jockey Nico de Boinville who claimed his first and only Gold Cup win.