CHOC THORNTON'S

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL WINNERS

 

YEAR

WINNER

HORSE

RACE

TRAINER

1997

1

Pharanear

Pertemps Final – Handicap Hurdle

David Nicholson

2

King Lucifer

Kim Muir Challenge Cup – Handicap Chase

David Nicholson

2004

3

Fork Lightening

William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase

Alan King

2005

4

Kelami

William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase

Francois Doumen

5

Penzance

Triumph Hurdle

Alan King

6

Moulin Riche

Brit Insurance Novices’ Hurdle

Francois Doumen

2006

7

Voy Por Ustedes

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase

Alan King

8

My Way De Solzen

World Hurdle

Alan King

2007

9

My Way De Solzen

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase

Alan King

10

Voy Por Ustedes

Queen Mother Champion Chase

Alan King

11

Andreas

Grand Annual Chase

Paul Nicholls

12

Katchit

Triumph Hurdle

Alan King

2008

13

Captain Cee Bee

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Edward P Harty

14

Katchit

Champion Hurdle

Alan King

15

Nenuphar Collonges

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Alan King

2011

16

Bensalem

The Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Steeplechase

Alan King

2013

Didn’t take part due to injury, having broken his upper right arm for the second time, and sustained three fractured vertebrae.

2015

Didn’t take part due to long-term injury

2016

Choc was forced to announce his retirement from race riding on 21 September 2015 due to complications resulting from a fall at Chepstow in April 2014.

 

 

LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

(Currently riding* or retired)

JOCKEY

FESTIVAL WINNERS

Includes 2018

Ruby Walsh*

58

Barry Geraghty*

36

Tony McCoy

31

Pat Taaffe

25

Richard Johnson*

23

Davy Russell*

22

Richard Dunwoody

18

Charlie Swan

17

Fred Winter

17

Choc Thornton

16

Paul Carberry

14

 

 

 

 

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