Tag Archives: Cheltenham Gold Cup

Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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The History of Sport -1924: The First Winter Olympics, “Chariots of Fire” and the Flying Finns at the Paris Summer Olympics, the First Cheltenham Gold Cup

Some of the main events of 1924 in sport: Huddersfield win the English League in football by 0.02 goals from Cardiff when the title was decided by goal average.  This is the smallest margin the title has been won by. … Continue reading

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Greatest Racehorses

Most wins in major National Hunt races: Champion Hurdle – The most prestigious hurdles race, run over 2 miles at Cheltenham (3 wins) Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951 Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954 Persian War – 1968, 1969, … Continue reading

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