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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.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £122,540.00
  • Going: Soft
  • Number of runners: 15
  • Winner's time: 6m 56.2s

Full result







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.

Winner's details

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.


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