2014 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Gold Cup Horse Racing
||14 March 2014
||Dr. Ronan Lambe
The 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup (known as the Betfred Gold Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 86th annual running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup horse race and was held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 14 March 2014.
A total of 36 entries were received for the race with 2013 winner Bobs Worth the 2/1 favourite, and 2013 King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti at 7/2 second favourite.
The race was shown live on Channel 4 in the UK and Ireland.
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated. PU = pulled-up. NR = non runner. UR = Unseated Rider.
The race was won by 20/1 outsider Lord Windermere who won by a short head from On His Own after a stewards inquiry.
Stewards admitted that the runner-up, On His Own, had been impeded, but ruled it was minor interference that did not affect the result.
Result after stewards inquiry
- 1. Lord Windermere: Jockey (Davy Russell), Trainer (Jim Culloty)
- 2. On His Own: Jockey (David Casey), Trainer (Willie Mullins)
- Sponsor: Betfred
- Winner’s prize money: £327,325.82
- Number of runners:13
- Winner’s time:6m 43.88s
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