The Betbright Cup

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2015

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Great Britain win Betbright Cup:

Great Britain - 14 wins
Ireland - 13 wins


Champion Day, Tuesday, March 10

1.30pm Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

DOUVAN (FR) (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 5-11-7 Ruby Walsh 2/1f

2.05pm Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Grade 1)

UN DE SCEAUX (FR) (Edward O'Connell) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-04 Ruby Walsh 4/6f

2.40pm Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

THE DRUIDS NEPHEW (IRE) (The Stonehenge Druids) Neil Mulholland p8-11-03 Barry Geraghty 8/1

3.20pm Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)

FAUGHEEN (IRE) (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-10 Ruby Walsh 4/5f

4.00pm OLBG Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1)

GLENS MELODY (IRE) (Fiona McStay) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-05 Paul Townend 6/1

4.40pm Toby Balding National Hunt Chase (Listed Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase)

CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA) (J P McManus) Gordon Elliott IRE tp7-11-06 Mr Jamie Codd 8/1

5.15pm CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed)

IRISH CAVALIER (IRE) (Andrew McIver) Rebecca Curtis p6-11-07 Paul Townend 11/1


Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 11

1.30pm Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

WINDSOR PARK (IRE) (Dr Ronan Lambe) Dermot Weld IRE 6-11-07 Davy Russell 9/2

2.05pm RSA Chase (Grade 1)  

DON POLI (IRE) (Gigginstown House Stud) Willie Mullins IRE 6-11-04 Bryan Cooper 13/8f

2.40pm Coral Cup (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle)

AUX PTITS SOINS (FR) (John & Lisa Hales) Paul Nicholls 5-10-07 Sam Twiston-Davies 9/1

3.20pm Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)

DODGING BULLETS (Martin Broughton & Friends) Paul Nicholls t7-11-10 Sam Twiston-Davies 9/2

4.00pm Glenfarclas Handicap Chase (Cross Country)

RIVAGE D'OR (FR) (Gigginstown House Stud) Tony Martin IRE t10-10-10 Davy Russell 16/1

4.40pm Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

QUALANDO (FR) (Kathy Stuart) Paul Nicholls 4-11-00 Nick Scholfield 25/1

5.15pm Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

MOON RACER (IRE) (Professor Caroline Tisdall & Bryan Drew) David Pipe 6-11-05 Tom Scudamore 9/2f

St Patrick's Thursday, March 12

1.30pm JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

VAUTOUR (FR) (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 6-11-04 Ruby Walsh 6/4f

2.05pm Pertemps Network Final (Listed)

CALL THE COPS (IRE) (Matt & Lauren Morgan) Nicky Henderson 6-10-12(inc 5lbex) Andrew Tinkler 9/1

2.40pm Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

UXIZANDRE (FR) (J P McManus) Alan King v7-11-10 A P McCoy 16/1

3.20pm Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade 1)

COLE HARDEN (IRE) (Jill & Robin Eynon) Warren Greatrex t6-11-10 Gavin Sheehan 14/1

4.00pm Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (Grade 3)

DARNA (Julie & David Martin) Kim Bailey t9-10-11 David Bass 33/1

4.40pm Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

THE PACKAGE (The Johnson Family) David Pipe bt12-11-04 Mr Jamie Codd 9/1

5.15pm The St Patrick's Derby (in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund)

KNIGHT'S PARADE (IRE) (Bodhran Makers Syndicate) Gordon Elliott IRE 5-12-00 James Collins

Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 13

1.30pm JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)
PEACE AND CO (FR) (Simon Munir & Isaac Souede) Nicky Henderson 4-11-00 Barry Geraghty 2/1f

2.05pm Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
WICKLOW BRAVE (Wicklow Bloodstock Ltd) Willie Mullins IRE 6-11-04 Paul Townend 25/1

2.40pm Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
MARTELLO TOWER (IRE) (Barry Connell) Margaret Mullins IRE 7-11-07 Adrian Heskin 14/1

3.20pm Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1)
CONEYGREE (The Max Partnership) Mark Bradstock 8-11-10 Nico de Boinville 7/1

4.00pm St. James's Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
ON THE FRINGE (IRE) (J P McManus) Enda Bolger IRE 10-12-00 Miss Nina Carberry 6/1

4.40pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
KILLULTAGH VIC (IRE) (Rose Boyd, B Anderson, A Armstrong) Willie Mullins IRE 6-11-01 Luke Dempsey 7/1

5.15pm A P McCoy Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
NEXT SENSATION (IRE) (Mark Blandford) Michael Scudamore t8-11-02 Tom Scudamore 16/1


Irish-trained successes at The Festival

2014-12 (27 races)

2013-14* (27 races)

2012-5 (27 races)

2011-13 (27 races)

2010-7 (26 races)

2009-9 (26 races)

2008-7 (25 races)

2007-5 (24 races)

2006-10 (24 races)

2005-9 (24 races)

2004-4 (20 races)

2003-6 (20 races)

2002-5 (20 races)


2000-3 (20 races)

1999-5 (20 races)

1998-4 (20 races)

1997-3 (20 races)

1996-7 (20 races)

1995-4 (20 races)

1994-3 (20 races)

1993-6 (20 races)

1992-2 (19 races)         

1991-2 (18 races)

1990-2 (18 races)

1989-0 (18 races)

1988-1 (18 races)

1987-1 (18 races)

1986-4 (18 races)

1985-2 (18 races)

1984-4 (18 races)

1983-5 (18 races)

1982-6 (18 races)

1981-3 (18 races)

1980-4 (18 races)

1979-5 (18 races)

1978-6 (12 races**)

1977-7 (18 races)

1976-5 (18 races)

1975-5 (13 races***)

* Record, although The Festival was previously three days up until 2005. Prior to The Festival's extension to four days in 2005, the previous record was eight wins in 1958 (when 18 races were run).

** In 1978, the third day of The Festival was abandoned due to snow. The Triumph Hurdle and Gold Cup were subsequently run in April.

*** In 1975, waterlogging caused several races to be lost.

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