Cheltenham Festival 202412 – 15 March 2024
2009 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Gold Cup Horse Racing
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.
- Sponsor: Totesport
- Winner’s prize money: £270,797.50
- Going: Good to Soft
- Number of runners: 16
- Winner’s time: 6m 44.95s
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. nk = neck; PU = pulled-up.
† All trainers are based in Great Britain.
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.