Cheltenham Festival 202215 – 18 March 2022
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Richard Johnson (jockey)

Richard Johnson OBE
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Richard Johnson on Noble Request at the 2006 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
Occupation Jockey
Born (1977-07-21) 21 July 1977 (age 43) Hereford, England
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Career wins 3818 GB & IRE Jumps and 4 GB Flat
Major racing wins
Cheltenham Gold Cup (2), Queen Mother Champion Chase, Champion Hurdle, Scottish Grand National, Welsh Grand National (2), RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle, Triumph Hurdle (3), Punchestown Gold Cup, Bet365 Gold Cup (2), James Nicholson Wine Merchant Champion Chase, Irish Gold Cup (2), Tingle Creek Chase, Arkle Challenge Trophy, Midlands Grand National.
Racing awards
British jump racing Champion Jockey 4 times (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Honours
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Significant horses
Looks Like Trouble, Native River, Flagship Uberalles, Rooster Booster, Anzum, Detroit City, Lacdoudal, Florida Pearl
Cheltenham Gold Cup
2018
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap Light blue and yellow check, orange and black hooped sleeves and cap Emerald green, yellow hoops, royal blue cap
Native River Might Bite Anibale Fly
2000
Blue, red epaulets, white sleeves, red chevrons, blue cap, red star Red, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Emerald green, white sleeves, emerald green and white check cap
Looks Like Trouble Florida Pearl Strong Promise
Queen Mother Champion Chase
2002
Red and white stipes, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Dark blue Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap
Flagship Uberalles Native Upmanship Cenkos
Champion Hurdle
2003
Yellow, Black chevron, check cap Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Dark blue
Rooster Booster Westender Rhinestone Cowboy
Scottish Grand National
2011
WHITE, PURPLE hooped sleeves and cap Emerald green, yellow sash and star on cap Maroon, white hooped sleeves
Beshabar Merigo Always Right
Welsh Grand National
2016
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, royal blue cap, white star Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves
Native River Raz De Maree Houblon Des Obeaux
1999
Black, Orange sleeves, Red cap Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves and cap Yellow, Brown disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap
Edmond Forest Ivory Earthmover
Grand National
Year Mount Finish
1997 Celtic Abbey Unseated rider
1998 Banjo Fell
1999 Baronet Fell
2000 Star Traveller Pulled up
2001 Edmond Fell
2002 What’s Up Boys 2nd
2003 Behrajan 10th
2004 What’s Up Boys Brought down
2005 Jakari Pulled up
2006 Therealbandit Pulled up
2007 Monkerhostin Refused
2008 Turko Fell
2009 Parson’s Legacy Fell
2010 Tricky Trickster 9th
2011 Quinz Pulled up
2012 Planet of Sound 12th
2013 Balthazar King 15th
2014 Balthazar King 2nd
2015 Balthazar King Fell
2016 Kruzhilin Pulled up
2019 Rock The Kasbah Brought Down
Season RJ GB Wins AM GB Wins RJ IRE wins AM IRE Wins
2020-21 73 0 0 0
2019-20 122 0 0 0
2018-19 200 0 1 0
2017-18 176 0 0 0
2016-17 189 0 0 0
2015-16 235 0 1 0
2014-15 152 231 0 10
2013-14 155 218 1 11
2012-13 133 185 0 8
2011-12 153 199 1 12
2010-11 151 218 3 6
2009-10 160 195 1 6
2008-09 132 186 1 5
2007-08 122 140 0 8
2006-07 154 184 0 7
2005-06 167 178 0 22
2004-05 135 200 0 13
2003-04 186 209 2 0
2002-03 147 258 1 0
2001-02 132 289 0 1
2000-01 162 191 2 0
1999-00 142 245 1 7
1998-99 133 186 1 4
1997-98 120 253 1 8
1996-97 102 190 1 2
1995-96 53 175 1 7
1994-95 12 74 0 4
1993-94 1 0 0 3
Total 3799 4204 19 144