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1999 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 1999 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 18, 1999. It was the 72nd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by See More Business. The winner was ridden by Mick Fitzgerald and trained by Paul Nicholls. The pre-race favourite Florida Pearl finished third.

The jockey-trainer partnership of Fitzgerald and Nicholls completed a big-race double, as they had also won the previous day's Queen Mother Champion Chase with Call Equiname.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £149,600.00
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 6m 41.9s

Full result







1 See More Business 9 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls 16/1
2 1 Go Ballistic 10 Tony Dobbin David Nicholson 66/1
3 17 Florida Pearl 7 Richard Dunwoody Willie Mullins (IRE) 5/2 fav
4 14 Double Thriller 9 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls 9/1
5 Addington Boy 11 Adrian Maguire Ferdy Murphy 66/1
6 12 Simply Dashing 8 Lorcan Wyer Tim Easterby 20/1
7 nk Escartefigue 7 Richard Johnson David Nicholson 11/1
8 12 Dorans Pride 10 Paul Carberry Michael Hourigan (IRE) 11/2
9 29 Senor El Betrutti 10 Carl Llewellyn Susan Nock 50/1
PU Fence 21 Suny Bay 10 Graham Bradley Simon Sherwood 14/1
PU Fence 14 Unsinkable Boxer 10 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe 14/1
PU Fence 10 Teeton Mill 10 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams 7/2

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, See More Business:

  • Foaled: April 26, 1990 in Ireland
  • Sire: Seymour Hicks; Dam: Miss Redlands (Dubassoff)
  • Owner: Paul Barber and John Keighley
  • Breeder: Ian Bryant


  • bbc.co.uk"See More Business wins Gold Cup" – March 18, 1999.


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