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Top Cheltenham Jockeys:Steve Smith Eccles
Thu, Jan 16th, 2014

Jockey Steve Smith Eccles was leading rider at the festival in 1985 and won eight Cheltenham Festival Races between 1978 and 1987. He rode his 1st winner on November 28th 1973 at Market Rasen on Ballysilly and went on to ride over 900 winners worldwide with 876 in the UK. 

We have Steve on these eight festival winners.

Race

Year

Horse

Trainer

RSA Chase

1978

Sweet Joe

Harry Thomson Jones

Champion Hurdle

1985

See You Then

Nicky Henderson

Triumph

1985

First Bout

Nicky Henderson

Grand Annual

1985

Kathies Lad

Alan Jarvis

Supreme Novices

1986

River Ceiriog

Nicky Henderson

Champion Hurdle

1986

See You Then

Nicky Henderson

Champion Hurdle

1987

See You Then

Nicky Henderson

Triumph

1987

Alone Success

Nicky Henderson

 He won three Champion Hurdles in succession on Nicky Henderson's three time Champion Hurdle Winner See You Then.

 1986 Champion Hurdle

1987 Champion Hurdle

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Odds Table at 16/02/14

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Ruby Walsh 4/7 4/7 4/7 1/2 4/7 4/7 8/15 8/11
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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