Cheltenham Festival 202412 – 15 March 2024

2016 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Gold Cup Horse Racing

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Location Cheltenham Racecourse
Date 18 March 2016
Winning horse Don Cossack
Starting price 9/4 F
Jockey Bryan Cooper
Trainer Gordon Elliott
Owner Gigginstown House Stud
Conditions Good
The 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup (known as the Timico Gold Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 88th annual running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup horse race and was held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 18 March 2016. The race was won by the 9 to 4 favourite, Don Cossack, owned by Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud, trained by Gordon Elliott in Ireland, and ridden by Bryan Cooper. The race gave Elliott and Cooper a first victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Don Cossack won by 4½ lengths from Djakadam, with Don Poli a further 10 lengths behind in third place. All three placed horses were trained in Ireland.



* Horse Age Jockey Trainer SP
1 Don Cossack 9 Bryan Cooper Gordon Elliott (Ire) 9/4 Fav
2 4 1/2 Djakadam 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (Ire) 9/2
3 10 Don Poli 7 Davy Russell Willie Mullins (Ire) 9/2
4 7 Carlingford Lough 7 Barry Geraghty John Kiely (Ire) 25/1
5 nse Irish Cavalier 10 Paul Townend Rebecca Curtis 66/1
6 16 Smad Place 9 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King 10/1
7 15 O’Faolains Boy 9 Noel Fehily Rebecca Curtis 50/1
8 1 1/2 On His Own 12 Mr Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins (Ire) 50/1
F Cue Card 10 Paddy Brennan Colin Tizzard 5/2
* 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