1995 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The 1995 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 16, 1995. It was the 68th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Master Oats. The winner was ridden by Norman Williamson and trained by Kim Bailey.
Williamson and Bailey were the first jockey-trainer partnership to win both the Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle in the same year since 1950, having won the latter race two days earlier with Alderbrook.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner's prize money: £122,540.00
- Going: Soft
- Number of runners: 15
- Winner's time: 6m 56.2s
|1||Master Oats||9||Norman Williamson||Kim Bailey||100/30 fav|
|2||15||Dubacilla (mare)||9||Dean Gallagher||David Nicholson||20/1|
|3||15||Miinnehoma||12||Richard Dunwoody||Martin Pipe||9/1|
|4||4||Merry Gale||7||Graham Bradley||Jim Dreaper (IRE)||10/1|
|5||10||Young Hustler||8||Carl Llewellyn||Nigel Twiston-Davies||33/1|
|6||3||Monsieur Le Cure||9||Peter Niven||John Edwards||10/1|
|7||14||Beech Road||13||Tony McCoy||Toby Balding||100/1|
|8||dist||Jodami||10||Mark Dwyer||Peter Beaumont||7/2|
|9||dist||Commercial Artist||9||Colin Bowens||Victor Bowens (IRE)||100/1|
|Fell||Fence 15||Barton Bank||9||David Bridgwater||David Nicholson||8/1|
|UR||Fence 13||Algan||7||Philippe Chevalier||François Doumen (FR)||16/1|
|PU||Fence 13||Deep Bramble||8||Chris Maude||Paul Nicholls||14/1|
|Fell||Fence 13||Flashing Steel||10||Jamie Osborne||John Mulhern (IRE)||25/1|
|UR||Fence 9||Nuaffe||10||Sean O'Donovan||Pat Fahy (IRE)||50/1|
|UR||Fence 6||Val d'Alene||8||Adam Kondrat||François Doumen (FR)||10/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. UR = unseated rider; PU = pulled-up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Note: Due to poor ground conditions the race was run partly on the Old Course, and during its running there were 19 fences to jump.
Further details of the winner, Master Oats:
- Foaled: 1986 in Great Britain
- Sire: Oats; Dam: Miss Poker Face (Raise You Ten)
- Owner: Paul Matthews
- Breeder: Mr and Mrs R. F. Knipe
- independent.co.uk – "Master Oats gives Bailey memorable double" – March 17, 1995.