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Winning Most Cheltenham Festival Jockeys: Richard Dunwoody
Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

Richard Dunwoody is the fifth winning most jockey at the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival since 1945 .

He has had 18 wins including a Champion Hurdle on Kribensis for Michael Stoute and and a Gold Cup on Charter Party for David Nicholson.

He won the Arkle on three occasions. Here he is winning the 1991 renewal on the Nicky Henderson trained Remittance Man:

Kribensis was actually a  two time winner for Dunwoody adding the Champion Hurdle in 1990 as a six year old having won the Triumph in 1988.

Here is a clip of Dunwoodys Champion Hurdle win:

and another of Charter Party's Gold Cup success:

Dunwoody was Champion Jockey on three ocassions and rode 1699 British winners in his career. He had a rewarding association with the grey's Desert Orchid and One Man,winning a pair of King George VI Chases in each. He also won 2 Grand National. The horse Richard Dunwoody first won on at the Cheltenham Festival, West Tip, went on to win the 1986 Aintree Grand National. He won the race for a second time on Minnehoma in 1994.

Here are Richard's 18 Cheltenham Festival Wins.

Race

Year

Horse

Trainer

Festival Trophy

1985

West Tip

Michael Oliver

Pertemps

1985

Von Trappe

Michael Oliver

Grand Annual

1987

French Union

David Nicholson

Triumph

1988

Kribensis

Michael Stoute

Gold Cup

1988

Charter Party

David Nicholson

Arkle

1989

Waterloo Boy

David Nicholson

Festival Trophy

1990

Bigsun

David Nicholson

Champion Hurdle

1990

Kribensis

Michael Stoute

Arkle

1991

Remittance Man

Nicky Henderson

Neptune

1992

Thetford Forest

David Nicholson

Bumper

1992

Montelado

Pat Flynn

County

1993

Thumbs Up

Nicky Henderson

Arkle

1996

Ventana Canyon

Edward O'Grady

Triumph

1996

Paddy's Return

Ferdy Murphy

RSA Chase

1997

Hanakham

Ron Hodges

Bumper

1997

Florida Pearl

Willie Mullins

County

1997

Barna Boy

Nicky Henderson

RSA Chase

1998

Florida Pearl

Willie Mullins

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