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Six Irish winners in succession on a day at The Festival equals record

Press Release 16th March 2017 Cheltenham

The first six winners today, St Patrick' Thursday, were Irish-trained and this equals the record first seen in 2011.
Irish-trained horses have on three occasions been successful six times in a day at The Festival previously (on this day in 2016, on Gold Cup Day in 2014 & on Ladies Day in 2011) but only on the latter occasion were there six Irish winners in succession.
Highest number of Irish-trained winners previously in a day at The Festival
St Patrick's Thursday, Thursday, March 17, 2016
1.30pm G1 JLT Novices' Chase
Black Hercules (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-04 Ruby Walsh 4/1 Co Fav
2.10pm Listed Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle
Mall Dini (Philip Reynolds) Pat Kelly IRE 6-10-11 Davy Russell 14/1
2.50pm G1 Ryanair Chase
Vautour (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-10 Ruby Walsh Evens Fav
3.30pm G1 Ryanair World Hurdle
Thistlecrack (John & Heather Snook) Colin Tizzard 8-11-10 Tom Scudamore Evens Fav
4.10pm G3 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
Empire Of Dirt (Gigginstown House Stud) Colm Murphy IRE 9-10-11 Bryan Cooper 16/1
4.50pm G2 Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Limini (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 5-11-07 Ruby Walsh 8/11 Fav
5.30pm Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase
Cause Of Causes (J P McManus) Gordon Elliott IRE 8-11-09 Mr Jamie Codd 9/2
Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 14, 2014
1.30pm G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle
TIGER ROLL (IRE) (Gigginstown House Stud) Gordon Elliott IRE 4-11-00 Davy Russell 10/1
2.05pm G3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle
LAC FONTANA (FR) (Potensis Ltd) Paul Nicholls 5-10-11 Daryl Jacob 11/1
2.40pm G1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
VERY WOOD (FR) (Gigginstown House Stud) Noel Meade IRE p5-11-07 Paul Carberry 33/1
3.20pm G1 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup
LORD WINDERMERE (IRE) (Dr Ronan Lambe) Jim Culloty IRE 8-11-10 Davy Russell 20/1
4.00pm CGA Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
TAMMYS HILL (IRE) (Patrick Smyth) Liam Lennon IRE 9-12-00 Mr James Smyth 15/2
4.40pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
DON POLI (IRE) (Gigginstown House Stud) Willie Mullins IRE 5-11-05 Mikey Fogarty (3) 12/1
5.15pm G3 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup
SAVELLO (IRE) (Gigginstown House Stud) Tony Martin IRE 8-11-05 Davy Russell 16/1
Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 16, 2011
National Hunt Chase   CHICAGO GREY Gordon Elliott IRE Mr Derek O'Connor 5/1F 16
Neptune Invst Mngmt Nov Hurdle FIRST LIEUTENANT Mouse Morris IRE Davy Russell  7/1 12
RSA Chase    BOSTONS ANGEL Jessica Harrington IRE Robbie Power  16/1 12 Q Mother Ch Chase SIZING EUROPE Henry de Bromhead IRE Andrew Lynch  10/1 11
Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle  CARLITO BRIGANTE Gordon Elliott IRE Davy Russell  16/1 22
Fred Winter Juvenile Hcp Hurdle WHAT A CHARM Arthur Moore IRE Paul Townend  9/1 23 
Weatherbys Champion Bumper  CHELTENIAN  Philip Hobbs  Richard Johnson 14/1 24


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