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Cheltenham LIVE: Results, winners and latest updates from Gold Cup

Cheltenham Gold Cup schedule, racecard and all the action as the Festival concludes on Day 4

Michael Jones
Friday 17 March 2023 19:09 GMT
Jockey Rachael Blackmore pays tribute to Jack de Bromhead after Cheltenham victory

Galopin Des Champs proved too strong for Bravemansgame with a brilliant performance to land the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, Galopin Des Champs was sent off the 7/5 favourite to make a successful step up in trip in the three-mile-two-furlong showpiece.

And while he was unproven over the distance, his stamina was never in doubt as he outstayed Bravemansgame up the Cheltenham hill to claim an impressive seven-length verdict.

Last year’s winner Rachael Blackmore was unable to repeat her historic triumph 12 months on, as she pulled up on A Plus Tard after being caught by a falling horse five fences out.

Follow all of our final-day coverage from the 2023 Cheltenham Festival below:


Galopin Des Champs wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Michael Jones17 March 2023 16:32

Iroko wins the Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle


1. Iroko - 6/1

2. No Ordinary Joe - 14/1

3. Buddy One - 28/1

4. Might I - 6/1

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:47

Iroko wins the Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:38


Buddy One and No Ordinary Joe leap over the last but Iroko comes through the middle of them as the post approaches. He ups the pace and storms to victory!

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:37

5.30 - Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Buddy One take the lead on the run to the last, Iroko and No Ordinary Joe makes their moves too. This is going to be a heated finish.

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:36

5.30 - Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

West To The Bridge and Hollow Sound look keen as they lead the way down the hill. Imagine is well placed too on the outside.

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:35

5.30 - Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Spanish Harlem is near the back as the halfway marker arrives and looks to be struggling. Hollow Sound leads the way and has done for most of the race.

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:34

5.30 - Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

And they’re off!

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:32

5.30 - Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

One race to go in the Cheltenham Festival for 2023. The grandstand is still packed.

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:30

Impervious wins the Mares’ Chase

Jockey Brian Hayes, speaking to Racing TV about riding Impervious to victory: “She winged the first, winged the second and then just lit up. I just about had it in her. Any slower and we would have been going forward even more.

“She jumps brilliantly. She had to be really clever today, go right into the bottom of it. Pure guts. She puts her head down, ears back and she just wants it.

“She is a class act. She has scope and power and commits to it. This is different gravy. Winning here is amazing.”

Michael Jones17 March 2023 17:26

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