1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup
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The 1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday 13 March 1997. It was the 70th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Mr Mulligan. The winner was ridden by Tony McCoy and trained by Noel Chance. The pre-race favourite Imperial Call pulled-up before fence 18.
McCoy's victory completed a big-race double, as he had also ridden the winner of the Champion Hurdle two days earlier.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner's prize money: £134,810.00
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 14
- Winner's time: 6m 35.5s
|1||Mr Mulligan||9||Tony McCoy||Noel Chance||20/1|
|2||9||Barton Bank||11||David Walsh||David Nicholson||33/1|
|3||½||Dorans Pride||8||Shane Broderick||Michael Hourigan (IRE)||10/1|
|4||6||Go Ballistic||8||Tony Dobbin||John O'Shea||50/1|
|5||3||Challenger du Luc||7||Chris Maude||Martin Pipe||16/1|
|6||16||One Man||9||Richard Dunwoody||Gordon W. Richards||7/1|
|7||16||Coome Hill||8||Jamie Osborne||Walter Dennis||15/2|
|8||7||Cyborgo||7||Charlie Swan||Martin Pipe||12/1|
|PU||Fence 21||Banjo||7||David Bridgwater||David Nicholson||33/1|
|Fell||Fence 21||Danoli||9||Tommy Treacy||Tom Foley (IRE)||7/1|
|PU||Fence 21||Dublin Flyer||11||Brendan Powell||Tim Forster||8/1|
|PU||Fence 21||Nahthen Lad||8||Rodney Farrant||Jenny Pitman||20/1|
|PU||Fence 18||Imperial Call||8||Conor O'Dwyer||Fergie Sutherland (IRE)||4/1 fav|
|Fell||Fence 13||Unguided Missile||9||Norman Williamson||Gordon W. Richards||16/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. PU = pulled-up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Mr Mulligan:
- Foaled: 25 April 1988 in Ireland
- Sire: Torus; Dam: Miss Manhattan (Bally Joy)
- Owner: Michael and Geraldine Worcester
- Breeder: James Rowley
- news.google.co.uk/newspapers – New Straits Times – 15 March 1997.