1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 16, 1989. It was the 62nd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Desert Orchid. The winner was ridden by Simon Sherwood and trained by David Elsworth.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner's prize money: £66,635.00
- Going: Heavy
- Number of runners: 13
- Winner's time: 7m 17.6s
|1||Desert Orchid||10||Simon Sherwood||David Elsworth||5/2 fav|
|2||1½||Yahoo||8||Tom Morgan||John Edwards||25/1|
|3||8||Charter Party||11||Richard Dunwoody||David Nicholson||14/1|
|4||dist||Bonanza Boy||8||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe||15/2|
|5||dist||West Tip||12||Peter Hobbs||Michael Oliver||66/1|
|Ref||Fence 22||Cavvies Clown||9||Ross Arnott||David Elsworth||8/1|
|PU||Fence 22||Pegwell Bay||8||Carl Llewellyn||Tim Forster||25/1|
|BD||Fence 20||Ballyhane||8||Richard Rowe||Josh Gifford||50/1|
|Fell||Fence 20||Ten Plus||9||Kevin Mooney||Fulke Walwyn||11/2|
|Fell||Fence 17||Slalom||8||John White||Michael Robinson||33/1|
|Fell||Fence 10||The Thinker||11||Chris Grant||Arthur Stephenson||15/2|
|Fell||Fence 7||Carvill's Hill||7||Ken Morgan||Jim Dreaper (IRE)||5/1|
|Fell||Fence 6||Golden Freeze||7||Brendan Sheridan||Jumbo Wilkinson||16/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. Ref = refused; PU = pulled-up; BD = brought down.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Desert Orchid:
- Foaled: April 11, 1979 in Great Britain
- Sire: Grey Mirage; Dam: Flower Child (Brother)
- Owner: Richard Burridge
- Breeder: James Burridge
- ↑ Philip, Robert (March 18, 2005). "Dessie's enduring appeal". London: telegraph.co.uk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/horseracing/2356872/Philip-on-Friday-Dessies-enduring-appeal.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
- news.google.co.uk/newspapers – Glasgow Herald – March 22, 1989.