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2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday March 13, 2009. It was the 81st running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Kauto Star. The winner was ridden by Ruby Walsh and trained by Paul Nicholls.

Kauto Star became the first horse to regain the Gold Cup in the event's history. He had previously won it in 2007, and he was runner-up in 2008. The winning margin of thirteen lengths was the widest in the race since 1995.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Totesport
  • Winner's prize money: £270,797.50
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 6m 44.95s

Full result







1 Kauto Star 9 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls 7/4 fav
2 13 Denman 9 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls 7/1
3 Exotic Dancer 9 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 8/1
4 6 Neptune Collonges 8 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls 15/2
5 2 My Will 9 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls 100/1
6 nk Roll Along 9 Graham Lee Carl Llewellyn 40/1
7 9 Barbers Shop 7 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson 10/1
8 10 Madison du Berlais 8 Tom Scudamore David Pipe 10/1
9 5 Albertas Run 8 Dominic Elsworth Jonjo O'Neill 14/1
10 14 Knowhere 11 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies 100/1
11 Cerium 8 Keith Mercer Paul Murphy 300/1
12 5 Air Force One 7 Noel Fehily Charlie Mann 16/1
13 Star de Mohaison 8 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls 20/1
Fell Fence 19 Miko de Beauchene 9 Andrew Thornton Robert & Sally Alner 150/1
PU Fence 18 Snoopy Loopy 11 Seamus Durack Peter Bowen 66/1
PU Fence 13 Halcon Genelardais 9 Robert Thornton Alan King 40/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Kauto Star:

  • Foaled: March 19, 2000 in France
  • Sire: Village Star; Dam: Kauto Relka (Port Etienne)
  • Owner: Clive D. Smith
  • Breeder: Marie-Louise Aubert


  • guardian.co.uk"Kauto Star regains Gold Cup in splendid isolation" – March 13, 2009.


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