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Top Cheltenham Jockeys: Barry Geraghty
Thu, Mar 31st, 2016

34 Time Cheltenham Festival Winning Jockey

Barry Geraghty currently occupies second place on the winning most Cheltenham Festival jockey table.

 Cheltenham Festival Wins

Barry misses the 2017 Festival through inury ending a sequence of wins going back to 2002.

Ivanovich Gorbachov win in the 2016 Triumph Hurdle is Barry Geraghty's most recent Cheltenham Festival winner. Aidan O'Brien was the twelth different trainer Geraghty has ridden a winner for.

in 2015  wins came from Druids Nephew in the Festival Trophy Chase for trainer Neil Mulholland and Peace & Co in the Triumph Hurdle for Nicky Henderson.

In all Geraghty has had 34 Cheltenham Festival winners. Moscow Flyer provided his first win in 2002 and Barry has had at least one winner at each Cheltenham Festival since then. In 2009 he became the first jockey to have won Cheltenham's four feature races and the Aintree Grand National. He has had further success since and has now won each of the Cheltenham feature races at least twice.

His wins in the big four Cheltenham races came on Jezki (2014) and Punjabi(2009) in the Champion Hurdle, on Jessica Harrington's Moscow Flyer ( 2003 and 2005),  Colm Murphy's Big Zeb (2010) and Nicky Henderson's Finian's Rainbow (2012) and Sprinter Sacre (2013) in the Champion Chase, on Johnjo O'Neill's Iris's Gift (2004) and More of that (2014) in the World Hurdle, and on Tom Taaffe's Kicking King (2005) and Nicky Henderson's Bobs Worth (2013)in the Gold Cup. Barry won the 2003 Grand National on Monty's Pass.

Barry Geraghty Cheltenham Festival Wins (33)

Year

Race

Horse

Trainer

2002

Arkle

Moscow Flyer

Jessica Harrington

2003

Festival Trophy

Youlneverwalkalone

Christy Roche

2003

Champion Chase

Moscow Flyer

Jessica Harrington

2003

Pertemps

Inching Closer

Jonjo O'Neill

2003

Triumph

Spectroscope

Jonjo O'Neill

2003

County

Spirit Leader

Jessica Harrington

2004

World Hurdle

Iris's Gift

Jonjo O'Neill

2005

Champion Chase

Moscow Flyer

Jessica Harrington

2005

Gold Cup

Kicking King

Tom Taaffe

2006

RSA Chase

Star de Mohaison

Paul Nicholls

2006

Coral Cup

Sky's the Limit

Edward O'Grady

2007

Bumper

Cork All Star

Jessica Harrington

2008

Centenary

Finger Onthe Pulse

Tom Taaffe

2009

Arkle

Forpadydeplasterer

Tom Cooper

2009

Champion Hurdle

Punjabi

Nicky Henderson

2009

Triumph

Zaynar

Nicky Henderson

2010

Champion Chase

Big Zeb

Colm Murphy

2010

Coral Cup

Spirit River

Nicky Henderson

2010

Triumph

Soldatino

Nicky Henderson

2011

Alfred Bartlett

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson

2012

Arkle

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

 2012 

Neptune 

Simonsig

Nicky Henderson

2012

RSA Chase

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson 

 2012 

Champion Chase

Finian's Rainbow

Nicky Henderson

2013

Arkle Chase

Simonsig

Nicky Henderson 

2013

Champion Chase

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson 

2013

Gold Cup

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson 

2014

Champion Hurdle

Jezki

Jessica Harrington

2014

RSA Chase

O'Faolains

Rebecca Curtis

2014

World Hurdle

More Of That

Jonjo O'Neill

2015

Festival Trophy Chase

Druids Nephew

Neil Mulholland

2015 Triumph Hurdle Peace & Co Nicky Henderson
2016 Triumph Hurdle Ivanovich Gorbachov Aidan O'Brien

Geraghty success is not confined to Cheltenham. He has been particularly successful at Aintree and was leading rider at the Grand National meeting from 2011-14 inclusive.

Barry was also leading rider at the 2016 Punchestown Festival.

Barry  has won in excess of 59 Grade1 chases in his career to date with Sprinter Sacre fittingly bring up his 50th win at the 2013 Chletenham Festival. Geraghty has had a particularly good record on two mile chasers. While he has been fortunate to be associated with greats such as Moscow Flyer and Sprinter Sacre his list of 2 mile Grade 1 winners includes horses that provided unexpected success including God's Own and Lucky William. Barry has also won 37 Grade 1 races over Hurdles ( and one bumper) giving him an overall total of 97 Grade 1 wins.

Barry Geraghty Grade 1 Chase Wins (59)

Table needs updating

59

01-May-14

Ryanair Novice Chase

God's Own

Tom George

58

20-Apr-14

Powers Gold Cup

Rebel Fitz

Michael Winters

57

12-Mar-14

RSA Chase 

O'Faolains Boy

Rebecca Curtis

56

01-Feb-14

Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase 

Oscar Whisky

Nicky Henderson

55

28-Dec-13

Lexus Chase 

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson

54

23-Apr-13

Boylesports.com Champion Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

53

05-Apr-13

John Smith's Melling Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

52

04-Apr-13

Betfred Manifesto Novices' Chase 

Captain Conan

Nicky Henderson

51

15-Mar-13

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase 

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson

50

13-Mar-13

Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

49

12-Mar-13

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase 

Simonsig

Nicky Henderson

48

02-Feb-13

 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase

Captain Conan

Nicky Henderson

47

26-Jan-13

 The Clarence House Steeple Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

46

08-Dec-12

Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

45

08-Dec-12

Markel Insurance Henry VIII Novices' Chase 

Captain Conan

Nicky Henderson

44

28-Apr-12

thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup ( Chase)

China Rock

M F Morris

43

27-Apr-12

Ryanair Novice Chase 

Lucky William

Thomas Cooper

42

14-Apr-12

John Smith's Maghull Novices' Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

41

13-Apr-12

John Smith's Melling Chase 

Finian's Rainbow

Nicky Henderson

40

15-Mar-12

Ryanair Chase

Riverside Theatre

Nicky Henderson

39

14-Mar-12

Queen Mother Champion Chase 

Finian's Rainbow

Nicky Henderson

38

14-Mar-12

RSA Chase 

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson

37

13-Mar-12

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase 

Sprinter Sacre

Nicky Henderson

36

18-Feb-12

Betfair Ascot Chase 

Riverside Theatre

Nicky Henderson

35

03-May-11

Boylesports.com Champion Chase 

Big Zeb

C A Murphy

34

09-Apr-11

John Smith's Maghull Novices' Chase 

Finian's Rainbow

Nicky Henderson

33

19-Feb-11

Betfair Ascot Chase 

Riverside Theatre

Nicky Henderson

32

29-Dec-10

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase 

Big Zeb

C A Murphy

31

17-Mar-10

Queen Mother Champion Chase 

Big Zeb

C A Murphy

30

20-Feb-10

Betfair Ascot Chase 

Monet's Garden

Nicky Richards

29

06-Feb-10

The Scilly Isles Novices' Chase

Punchestowns

Nicky Henderson

28

10-Mar-09

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase 

Forpadydeplasterer

Thomas Cooper

27

24-Apr-08

Cathal Ryan Memorial Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase 

Big Zeb

C A Murphy

26

10-Dec-06

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase 

In Compliance

M J P O'Brien

25

15-Mar-06

Royal & SunAlliance Chase 

Star De Mohaison

Paul Nicholls

24

26-Dec-05

Stan James King George VI Chase  

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

23

27-Apr-05

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup 

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

22

08-Apr-05

John Smith's Melling Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

21

18-Mar-05

totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase  

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

20

16-Mar-05

Queen Mother Champion Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

19

26-Dec-04

Stan James King George VI Chase  

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

18

05-Dec-04

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase 

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

17

04-Dec-04

William Hill - Tingle Creek Trophy Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

16

27-Apr-04

BETDAQ.com Champion Chase 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

15

02-Apr-04

Martell Cognac Melling Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

14

08-Feb-04

Dr P J Moriarty Novice Chase 

Pizarro

E J O'Grady

13

25-Jan-04

Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup Novice Chase 

Kicking King

T J Taaffe

12

28-Dec-03

William Neville & Sons Novice Chase 

Pizarro

E J O'Grady

11

06-Dec-03

Tingle Creek Trophy Chase Showcase Race  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

10

12-Mar-03

Queen Mother Champion Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

9

26-Dec-02

Denny Gold Medal Novice Chase 

Le Coudray

C Roche

8

01-Dec-02

Drinmore Novice Chase 

Le Coudray

C Roche

7

25-Apr-02

Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

6

24-Apr-02

Punchestown Heineken Gold Cup 

Florida Pearl

W P Mullins

5

12-Mar-02

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase  

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

4

10-Feb-02

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Chase 

Alexander Banquet

W P Mullins

3

26-Dec-01

Denny Gold Medal Novice Chase 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

2

25-Apr-01

Powers Gold Label Tote Gold Cup

Moscow Express

Ms F M Crowley

1

28-Nov-99

Drinmore Novice Chase 

Alexander Banquet

W P Mullins

 Barry Geraghty Grade 1 Hurdle Wins (37)

37

12-Mar-15

JCB Triumph Hurdle

Peace & Co

Nicky Henderson

36

03-Jan-15

32Red Tolworth Hurdle

L'ami Serge

Nicky Henderson

35

30-Apr-14

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle

Beat That

Nicky Henderson

34

05-Apr-14

 The Liverpool Hurdle

Whisper

Nicky Henderson

33

04-Apr-14

Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle

Beat That

Nicky Henderson

32

13-Mar-14

Ladbrokes World Hurdle 

More Of That

Jonjo O'Neill

31

11-Mar-14

Stan James Champion Hurdle

Jezki

Mrs John Harrington

30

09-Feb-14

Gala Retail Spring Juvenile Hurdle 

Guitar Pete

D T Hughes

29

23-Apr-13

Herald Champion Novice Hurdle 

Jezki

Mrs John Harrington

28

02-Dec-12

Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle 

Jezki

Mrs John Harrington

27

14-Apr-12

John Smith's Aintree Hurdle 

Oscar Whisky

Nicky Henderson

26

14-Mar-12

Neptune IM Novices' Hurdle

Simonsig

Nicky Henderson

25

07-Jan-12

The Tolworth Hurdle

Captain Conan

Nicky Henderson

24

07-May-11

AES Champion 4yo Hurdle 

Grandouet

Nicky Henderson

23

09-Apr-11

John Smith's Aintree Hurdle 

Oscar Whisky

Nicky Henderson

22

18-Mar-11

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle

Bobs Worth

Nicky Henderson

21

08-Jan-11

The Tolworth Hurdle

Minella Class

Nicky Henderson

20

19-Mar-10

JCB Triumph Hurdle 

Soldatino

Nicky Henderson

19

13-Mar-09

JCB Triumph Hurdle 

Zaynar

Nicky Henderson

18

10-Mar-09

Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy 

Punjabi

Nicky Henderson

17

20-Dec-08

BGC Long Walk Hurdle 

Punchestowns

Nicky Henderson

16

06-Dec-08

WBX.COM Fighting Fifth Hurdle 

Punjabi

Nicky Henderson

15

25-Apr-08

ACCBank Champion Hurdle 

Punjabi

Nicky Henderson

14

24-Apr-07

vcbet.com Champion Novice Hurdle 

Clopf

E J O'Grady

13

28-Apr-06

ACC Bank Champion Hurdle 

Macs Joy

Mrs John Harrington

12

23-Jan-05

AIG Europe Champion Hurdle 

Macs Joy

Mrs John Harrington

11

29-Dec-04

Bewleys Hotels December Festival Hurdle 

Macs Joy

Mrs John Harrington

10

18-Mar-04

bonusprint.com Stayers' Hurdle  

Iris's Gift

Jonjo O'Neill

9

04-Apr-03

Martell Cognac Sefton Novices' Hurdle  

Iris's Gift

Jonjo O'Neill

8

13-Mar-03

JCB Triumph Hurdle  

Spectroscope

Jonjo O'Neill

7

26-Jan-03

Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup Novice Chase 

Bust Out

Mrs John Harrington

6

29-Dec-02

Evening Herald December Festival Hurdle 

Liss A Paoraigh

John E Kiely

5

01-Dec-02

Hatton's Grace Hurdle 

Limestone Lad

James Bowe

4

27-Apr-01

Shell Champion Hurdle 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

3

02-May-00

Evening Herald Champion Novice Hurdle 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

2

07-Apr-00

Belle Epoque Sefton Novices' Hurdle  

Sackville

Ms F M Crowley

1

28-Nov-99

Royal Bond Novice Hurdle 

Moscow Flyer

Mrs John Harrington

 

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