1998 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Gold Cup Horse Racing
The 1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday 19 March 1998. It was the 71st running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Cool Dawn. The winner was ridden by Andrew Thornton and trained by Robert Alner. The pre-race favourite Dorans Pride finished third.
Cool Dawn’s victory in the Gold Cup was the highlight of a progressive career, in which he had initially competed in minor point-to-point races and hunter chases.
- Sponsor: Tote
- Winner’s prize money: £148,962.00
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 17
- Winner’s time: 6m 39.5s
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. hd = head; PU = pulled-up; CO = carried out.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Cool Dawn:
- Foaled: May 11, 1988, in Ireland
- Sire: Over the River; Dam: Aran Tour (Arapaho)
- Owner: Dido Harding
- Breeder: John C. McCarthy
- independent.co.uk – “”Cheltenham awakes to a Dawn raid”” – March 20, 1998.