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Cheltenham Festival Top Jockeys: John Francombe

John Francombe rode 11 Cheltenham Festival winners between 1975 and 1984 including a Gold Cup on Midnight Court and a Champion Hurdle on Sea Pigeon. We have videos of both wins below.

Fred Winter trained 7 of Francombe’s 11 Festival winners.

1978 Gold Cup – Midnight Court

Sea Pigeon Champion Hurdle wins

John Francome Cheltenham Festival Winners (11)

RaceYearHorseAgeTrainer
Festival Trophy1975King Flame9Richard Head
RSA Chase1975Pengrail7Fred Winter
Mildmay of Flete1977Uncle Bing8Richard Head
Gold Cup1978Midnight Court7Fred Winter
Cathcart1979Roller Coaster6Fred Winter
World Hurdle1981Derring Rose6Fred Winter
Grand Annual1981Friendly Alliance8Fred Winter
Champion Hurdle1981Sea Pigeon11Peter Easterby
RSA Chase1982Brown Chamberlin7Fred Winter
Cathcart1983Observe7Fred Winter
Pertemps1984Canio7Ron Hodges

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