15 Fabulous Festival Facts

28 of the last 29 Arkle winners had finished top 3 in ALL their completed chase starts

The last 6 winners of the Ultima Handicap Chase have all worn headgear

Derek O'Connor has had 2 winners and 4 places in the NH Chase (4 miler) from 12 rides. His record in the race since 2004 is 452P241F231P - (last year he would have finished in the frame but for his mount Edwulf collapsing just after the last)

4 of the last 6 Close Brothers Chase winners were the first ever Cheltenham Festival winner for their trainers.

5 of the last 8 Ballymore Novice Hurdle winners started off in an Irish PTP race

14 of the last 15 Coral Cup winners had won a hurdle race that season

12 of the 13 Fred Winter Hurdle winners were sired by Group 1 winning flat horses

15 of the last 17 Champion Bumper winners had their first racecourse run in Ireland

All 7 winners of the JLT Novice Chase had run at the previous year's Cheltenham Festival

The last 5 Pertemps winners were 6yo or 8yo with 6 or 7 runs, rated 138-148 & finished top 3 last time out

5 of the last 8 RyanAir winners had won previously at the Cheltenham Festival

The last 7 Kim Muir winners won off the same/lower mark than they began the season on. Amateur rider Mr JJ (Jamie) Codd has ridden 4 of the last 8 Kim Muir winners

French Bred horses have filled 8 of the 9 places in the last 3 Triumph Hurdles.

All 4 Irish trained winners of the Martin Pipe Hurdle were making their handicap debut

Cheltenham Classic Hurdle winners running in the Albert Bartlett have finished 1F113 (This years winner was SANTINI)

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