Cheltenham Festival 202412 – 15 March 2024

2011 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Gold Cup Horse Racing

The 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday March 18, 2011. It was the 83rd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Long Run who beat three previous winners of the Gold Cup in Kauto Star, Denman and defending champion Imperial Commander. Long Run was ridden by Mr Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by Nicky Henderson. Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup since Jim Wilson on Little Owl in 1981 while Long Run was the first six-year-old to win the race since Mill House in 1963.

Race details

Full result

* Horse Age Jockey Trainer SP
1 Long Run 6 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Nicky Henderson 7/2 fav
2 7 Denman 11 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls 8/1
3 4 Kauto Star 11 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls 5/1
4 nse What A Friend 8 Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls 25/1
5 8 Midnight Chase 9 Tom Scudamore Neil Mulholland 9/1
6 Tidal Bay 10 Brian Hughes Howard Johnson 16/1
7 shd Pandorama 8 Paul Carberry Noel Meade (IRE) 14/1
8 Neptune Collonges 10 Robert Thornton Paul Nicholls 33/1
9 34 Carruthers 8 Mattie Batchelor Mark Bradstock 66/1
PU Fence 21 Imperial Commander 10 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies 4/1
PU Fence 20 China Rock 8 Barry Geraghty Mouse Morris (IRE) 25/1
PU Fence 18 Kempes 8 Tony McCoy Willie Mullins (IRE) 9/1
PU Fence 14 Weird Al 8 Jason Maguire Ian Williams 20/1
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; nse = nose; PU = pulled up. † Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner’s details

Further details of the winner, Long Run: