Fat Jockey Racing Tips
  Home   Tipster Challenge   Free Bets     Racing News   Videos & Pictures   Discussion Forum  
  Big Races   Cheltenham Festival 2016      
Winning Most Cheltenham Jockeys : Richard Johnson
Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

Richard Johnson is the second winning most National Hunt Jockey of all time. He rode his first winner under rules on Rusty Bridge at Hereford on April 30 1994 and became champion conditional jockey in 1995/6. In any other era he would have been the champion jockey on multiple occasions and perhaps that the honour may yet come his way. He is a couple of years younger than the man who has repeatedly denied him that title - the remarkable Tony McCoy.

In the meantime Richard continues to rack up winners without the recognition his achievement deserves. When Rooster Booster won the Champion Hurdle in 2003 he became the only jockey then riding to have won the four feature races at Cheltenham. Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh have since equalled this, but it is a select group. When one month later on 19 April 2003 he rode his 1000th winner he became only the eighth jumps jockey to do so. At that time the others were John Francome, Peter Scudamore, Richard Dunwoody, Tony McCoy, Peter Niven and Adrian Maguire. When he rode his 2000th winner on Fighting Chance at Newbury on 16th December 2009 only his great adversary Tony McCoy had achieved the feat before him.

In all Richard has won 18 Cheltenham Festival races making him joint 5th winning most jockey at the meeting since 1945.

Year

Race

Horse

Trainer

1999

World Hurdle

Anzum

David Nicholson

2000

Mildmay of Flete

Dark Stranger

Martin Pipe

2000

Gold Cup

Looks Like Trouble

Noel Chance

2002

Champion Chase

Flagship Uberalles

Philip Hobbs

2002

County

Rooster Booster

Philip Hobbs

2003

Champion Hurdle

Rooster Booster

Philip Hobbs

2003

RSA Chase

One Knight

Philip Hobbs

2003

Mildmay of Flete

Young Spartacus

Henry Daly

2003

Cathcart

La Landiere

Richard Phillips

2004

Coral Cup

Monkerhostin

Philip Hobbs

2004

Triumph

Made in Japan

Philip Hobbs

2006

Triumph

Detroit City

Philip Hobbs

2007

Neptune

Massini's Maguire

Philip Hobbs

2010

Supreme Novices

Menorah

Philip Hobbs

2010

Centenary

Copper Bleu

Philip Hobbs

2011

Arkle

Captain Chris

Philip Hobbs

2011

Bumper

Cheltenian

Philip Hobbs

 2012

Cross Country

Balthazar King

Philip Hobbs 

 

<< Back to Cheltenham Festival