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1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 13, 1997. It was the 70th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Mr Mulligan. The winner was ridden by Tony McCoy and trained by Noel Chance. The pre-race favourite Imperial Call pulled-up before fence 18.

McCoy's victory completed a big-race double, as he had also ridden the winner of the Champion Hurdle two days earlier.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £134,810.00
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 6m 35.5s

Full result







1 Mr Mulligan 9 Tony McCoy Noel Chance 20/1
2 9 Barton Bank 11 David Walsh David Nicholson 33/1
3 ½ Dorans Pride 8 Shane Broderick Michael Hourigan (IRE) 10/1
4 6 Go Ballistic 8 Tony Dobbin John O'Shea 50/1
5 3 Challenger du Luc 7 Chris Maude Martin Pipe 16/1
6 16 One Man 9 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards 7/1
7 16 Coome Hill 8 Jamie Osborne Walter Dennis 15/2
8 7 Cyborgo 7 Charlie Swan Martin Pipe 12/1
PU Fence 21 Banjo 7 David Bridgwater David Nicholson 33/1
Fell Fence 21 Danoli 9 Tommy Treacy Tom Foley (IRE) 7/1
PU Fence 21 Dublin Flyer 11 Brendan Powell Tim Forster 8/1
PU Fence 21 Nahthen Lad 8 Rodney Farrant Jenny Pitman 20/1
PU Fence 18 Imperial Call 8 Conor O'Dwyer Fergie Sutherland (IRE) 4/1 fav
Fell Fence 13 Unguided Missile 9 Norman Williamson Gordon W. Richards 16/1

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. PU = pulled-up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Mr Mulligan:

  • Foaled: April 25, 1988 in Ireland
  • Sire: Torus; Dam: Miss Manhattan (Bally Joy)
  • Owner: Michael and Geraldine Worcester
  • Breeder: J. Rowley



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