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1992 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 1992 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 12, 1992. It was the 65th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Cool Ground. The winner was ridden by Adrian Maguire and trained by Toby Balding. The pre-race favourite Carvill's Hill finished fifth.

It was a controversial result, as some observers felt that the rank outsider Golden Freeze was ridden with the intention of unsettling Carvill's Hill by jumping alongside him at every fence.[1]


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £95,533.00
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 8
  • Winner's time: 6m 47.6s

Full result







1 Cool Ground 10 Adrian Maguire Toby Balding 25/1
2 shd The Fellow 7 Adam Kondrat François Doumen (FR) 7/2
3 1 Docklands Express 10 Mark Perrett Kim Bailey 16/1
4 dist Toby Tobias 10 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman 15/2
5 dist Carvill's Hill 10 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe Evens fav
PU Fence 20 Norton's Coin 11 Graham McCourt Sirrel Griffiths 33/1
PU Fence 16 Golden Freeze 10 Michael Bowlby Jenny Pitman 150/1
UR Fence 15 Kings Fountain 9 Anthony Tory Kim Bailey 8/1

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; PU = pulled-up; UR = unseated rider.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Cool Ground:

  • Foaled: 1982 in Great Britain
  • Sire: Over the River; Dam: Merry Spring (Merrymount)
  • Owner: Whitcombe Manor Racing Stables Ltd
  • Breeder: N. J. Connors



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