1990 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The 1990 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 15, 1990. It was the 63rd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Norton's Coin. The winner was ridden by Graham McCourt and trained by Sirrel Griffiths. The pre-race favourite Desert Orchid finished third.
With a starting price of 100/1, Norton's Coin became the longest-odds winner in the race's history. He was the second winner to be trained in Wales – the first was Patron Saint in 1928.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner's prize money: £67,003.40
- Going: Good to Firm
- Number of runners: 12
- Winner's time: 6m 30.9s (new record)
|1||Norton's Coin||9||Graham McCourt||Sirrel Griffiths||100/1|
|2||¾||Toby Tobias||8||Mark Pitman||Jenny Pitman||8/1|
|3||4||Desert Orchid||11||Richard Dunwoody||David Elsworth||10/11 fav|
|4||7||Cavvies Clown||10||Graham Bradley||David Elsworth||10/1|
|5||12||Pegwell Bay||9||Brendan Powell||Tim Forster||20/1|
|6||1||Maid of Money (mare)||8||Anthony Powell||John Fowler (IRE)||25/1|
|7||15||Yahoo||9||Tom Morgan||John Edwards||40/1|
|8||2½||Bonanza Boy||9||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe||15/2|
|Fell||Fence 21||Ten of Spades||10||Kevin Mooney||Fulke Walwyn||20/1|
|PU||Fence 17||The Bakewell Boy||8||Steve Smith Eccles||Richard Frost||200/1|
|Fell||Fence 15||Kildimo||10||Jimmy Frost||Toby Balding||50/1|
|PU||Fence 12||Nick the Brief||8||Martin Lynch||John Upson||10/1|
* 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, Norton's Coin:
- Foaled: 1981 in Great Britain
- Sire: Mount Cassino; Dam: Grove Chance (St Columbus)
- Owner: Sirrel Griffiths
- Breeder: G. P. Thomas
- news.google.co.uk/newspapers – New Straits Times – March 17, 1990.