Best Mate

Statue of Best Mate

Best Mate Won 3 Successive Cheltenham Gold Cups

Best Mate won the Cheltenham Gold Cup a record three times in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was the first horse to win the Gold Cup more than once since L’Escargot in 1970 and 1971. Best Mate was trained by Henrietta Knight at her Lockinge stables. He tragically died whilst racing in 2005.

Jim Cullotty and Best Mate winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2003
Pictured: Kerry Jockey Jim Cullotty and best Mate clearing the last at Cheltenham on the way to winning the Gold Cup in 2003

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