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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.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £98,578.00
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 6m 50.0s

Full result







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 Cool Ground 9 Luke Harvey Reg Akehurst 7/1
5 hd Kildimo 11 Robert Stronge George M. Moore 66/1
6 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.

Winner's details

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.


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