Cheltenham Festival 202412 – 15 March 2024

Best Mate

Best Mate
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Statue of Best Mate at Cheltenham
Sire Un Desperado
Grandsire Top Ville
Dam Katday
Damsire Miller’s Mate
Sex Gelding
Foaled (1995-01-28)28 January 1995
Died 1 November 2005(2005-11-01) (aged 10)
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Jacques Van’t Hart
Owner Jim Lewis
Trainer Henrietta Knight
Record 22: 14-7-0
Earnings £1,022,436
Major wins
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (2000) November Novices’ Chase (2000) Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase (2001) Haldon Gold Cup (2001) Cheltenham Gold Cup (2002, 2003, 2004) Peterborough Chase (2002) King George VI Chase (2002) Ericsson Chase (2003)
British Horse Racing Board’s Jump Horse of the Year, Champion Three-Mile Chaser for second year running.
Statue and Best Mate Enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse Added to Cheltenham’s Hall of Fame at the 2007 meet, along with Desert Orchid
Last updated on 14 February 2007
Pedigree of Best Mate (IRE), bay gelding, 1995
Sire Un Deperado (FR) 1983 Top Ville (IRE) 1976 High Top Derring-Do
Sega Ville Charlottesville
La Sega
White Lightning (FR) 1970 Baldric Round Table
Two Cities
Rough Sea Herbager
Sea Nymph
Dam Katday (FR) 1987 Miller’s Mate (GB) 1982 Mill Reef Never Bend
Milan Mill
Primatie Vaguely Noble
Pistol Packer
Kanara (FR) 1973 Hauban Sicambre
Alika Auriban
Pretty Lady (Family: 1-e)