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2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday March 16, 2000. It was the 73rd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Looks Like Trouble. The winner was ridden by Richard Johnson and trained by Noel Chance. The pre-race favourite See More Business finished fourth.

It was the second victory in the Gold Cup for Noel Chance, who had won the race three years earlier with Mr Mulligan. The winning time of 6m 30.3s set a new record – the previous best was 6m 30.9s in 1990.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Tote
  • Winner's prize money: £162,400.00
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 6m 30.3s (new record)

Full result







1 Looks Like Trouble 8 Richard Johnson Noel Chance 9/2
2 5 Florida Pearl 8 Paul Carberry Willie Mullins (IRE) 9/2
3 nk Strong Promise 9 Robert Thornton Chris Kinane 20/1
4 ¾ See More Business 10 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls 9/4 fav
5 nk Lake Kariba 9 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams 150/1
6 dist Dorans Pride 11 Paul Hourigan Michael Hourigan (IRE) 40/1
Fell Fence 21 Gloria Victis 6 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe 13/2
UR Fence 20 Rince Ri 7 Ruby Walsh Ted Walsh (IRE) 33/1
PU Fence 20 The Last Fling 10 Seamus Durack Sue Smith 16/1
PU Fence 19 Ever Blessed 8 Timmy Murphy Mark Pitman 14/1
PU Fence 19 Go Ballistic 11 Tony Dobbin Alan King 16/1
UR Fence 13 Tullymurry Toff 9 Graham Lee Malcolm Jefferson 100/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Looks Like Trouble:

  • Foaled: May 7, 1992 in Ireland
  • Sire: Zaffaran; Dam: Lavengaddy (Balgaddy)
  • Owner: Tim Collins
  • Breeder: Stephen Reel


  • bbc.co.uk"Trouble secures Cheltenham Gold" – March 16, 2000.


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