Irish Gold Cup Betting

The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup is the Irish equivalent of the Hennessy Gold Cup ran at Newbury each November. The Irish version however is a Grade One steeplechase, ran over a distance of 3 miles at Leopardstown racecourse that takes in 17 fences.

It was first ran in 1987 and even from those early beginnings it has always been regarded as a trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Its first winner was the brilliant Forgive ‘N Forget, who had already won the Gold Cup two years previously.

The most famous and popular winner of the race however has to be the incredible Florida Pearl, who won the race four times and also won the King George Chase during a fantastic career.

Irish Gold Cup 2018 Odds

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Irish Gold Cup 2017 Result

Result Runner Jockey Trainer Odds
Uth 5. More Of That M P Walsh Jonjo O'Neill 14/1
Uth 4. Minella Rocco A Coleman Jonjo O'Neill 7/1
1st 7. Sizing John R M Power Mrs J Harrington 100/30
2nd 3. Empire Of Dirt J Kennedy G Elliott 9/2

Previous Irish Gold Cup Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer
2001 Florida Pearl 12 Willie Mullins
2002 Alexander Banquet 9 Willie Mullins
2003 Beef or Salmon 7 Michael Hourigan
2004 Florida Pearl 12 Willie Mullins
2005 Rule Supreme 9 Willie Mullins
2006 Beef or Salmon 10 Michael Hourigan
2007 Beef or Salmon 11 MIchael Hourigan
2008 The Listener 9 Robert & Sally Alner
2009 Neptune Collonges 8 Paul Nicholls
2010 Joncol 7 Paul Nolan
2011 Kempes 8 Willie Mullins
2012 Quel Esprit 8 Willie Mullins
2013 Sir Des Champs 7 Willie Mullins
2014 Last Instalment 9 Philip Fenton
2015 Carlingford Lough 9 John Kiely
2016 Carlingford Lough 10 John Kiely
2017 Sizing John 7 Jessica Harrington

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