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Top Cheltenham Festival Jockeys: Jonjo O'Neill
Fri, Jan 31st, 2014

Jonjo O'Neill rode nine Cheltenham Festival winners between 1976 and 1986. He has ridden the winner of the Gold Cup ( Alverton, Dawn Run) and Champion Hurdle (Sea Pigeon, Dawn Run) on two occasions. Dawn Run is the only horse to have won both the Champion Hurdle over two miles and the Gold Cup over an extended 3 miles. Johnjo's ride in the 1986 Gold Cup is acknowledged as one of the greatest ever.

1986 Gold Cup

1984 Champion Hurdle

Johnjo O'Neill Cheltenham Festival wins as a jockey (9)

Race

 Year

Horse

Age

Trainer

Triumph

1976  

Peterhof

4

Mick Easterby

Gold Cup

1979  

Alverton

9

Peter Easterby

Cathcart

1980  

King Weasel

8

Peter Easterby

Champion Hurdle

1980  

Sea Pigeon

10

Peter Easterby

County

1982  

Path of Peace

6

Chris Thornton

Champion Hurdle

1984  

Dawn Run

6

Paddy Mullins

Grand Annual

1984  

Mossy Moore

8

Brian Chinn

Gold Cup

1986  

Dawn Run

8

Paddy Mullins

County

1986  

Jobroke

6

Peter Easterby

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Odds Table at 16/02/14

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Barry Geraghty 10/3 4 3 4 9/2 4 7/2 11/4
A P McCoy 8 8 8 8 8 10 9 9
Bryan Cooper 14 14 16 14 14 16 16 12
Daryl Jacob 20 20 14 16 20 20 16 12
Sam Twiston-Davies 20 20 20 20 16 25 20 14
Richard Johnson 25 33 33 33 20 33 33 33
Tom Scudamore 33 33 33 33 25 40 40 33
Noel Fehily 33 33 33 33 20 50 33 33
Paul Townend 33 50 33 40 50 50 33 25
Jason Maguire 50 50 50 50 33 50 50 40
Aidan Coleman 50 66 - - 50 66 50 66
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