1991 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The 1991 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 14, 1991. It was the 64th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Garrison Savannah. The winner was ridden by Mark Pitman and trained by Jenny Pitman. The pre-race favourite Celtic Shot finished seventh.
The field included a total of five Gold Cup winners of the past, present and future. Three weeks after his victory Garrison Savannah finished runner-up to Seagram in the Grand National.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner's prize money: £98,578.00
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 14
- Winner's time: 6m 50.0s
|1||Garrison Savannah||8||Mark Pitman||Jenny Pitman||16/1|
|2||shd||The Fellow||6||Adam Kondrat||François Doumen (FR)||28/1|
|3||15||Desert Orchid||12||Richard Dunwoody||David Elsworth||4/1|
|4||2½||Cool Ground||9||Luke Harvey||Reg Akehurst||7/1|
|5||hd||Kildimo||11||Robert Stronge||George M. Moore||66/1|
|6||2½||Nick the Brief||9||Robbie Supple||John Upson||12/1|
|7||2||Celtic Shot||9||Peter Scudamore||Charlie Brooks||5/2 fav|
|8||Yahoo||10||Norman Williamson||John Edwards||100/1|
|PU||Fence 20||Carrick Hill Lad||8||Mark Dwyer||Gordon W. Richards||11/1|
|PU||Fence 19||Arctic Call||8||Jamie Osborne||Oliver Sherwood||10/1|
|PU||Fence 19||Party Politics||7||Andrew Adams||Nick Gaselee||33/1|
|PU||Fence 19||Twin Oaks||11||Neale Doughty||Gordon W. Richards||11/1|
|Fell||Fence 17||Norton's Coin||10||Graham McCourt||Sirrel Griffiths||16/1|
|PU||Fence 11||Martin d'Or||7||J. Joly||Patrick Gautier (FR)||250/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; hd = head; PU = pulled-up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Garrison Savannah:
- Foaled: 1983 in Ireland
- Sire: Random Shot; Dam: Merry Coin (Current Coin)
- Owner: Autofour Engineering
- Breeder: John McDowell
- independent.co.uk – "Garrison makes the case for the old guard" – February 10, 1995.