Test your Cheltenham knowl­edge...

Irish Examiner - Racing - - CHELTENHAM PREVIEW 2017 -

1. Coney­gree landed the Gold Cup as a novice in 2015, but which was the last horse to com­plete the feat be­fore him and in what year?

2. This year is the 10th an­niver­sary of Kauto Star’s first Gold Cup suc­cess. Ex­otic Dancer was sec­ond, but can you name the horse that was third?

3. Thirty years ago See You Then won the third of his Cham­pion Hur­dles, beat­ing which Amer­i­can jump­ing great into sec­ond?

4. Three horses dom­i­nated the Cham­pion Hur­dle from 1976 to 1981. Name the trio that each won two re­newals. 5. Wil­lie Mullins and Ruby Walsh teamed up for how many win­ners on the open­ing day in 2016?

6. Which jockey won three con­sec­u­tive run­nings of the Arkle in the early 1990s?

7. Which Enda Bol­ger-trained horse won the first run­ning of the Cross Coun­try Chase?

8. Name Nina Car­berry’s (above) first win­ner at the Fes­ti­val? 9. Which horse pro­vided Tony McCoy with the first of his three Arkle suc­cesses?

10. How many Cheltenham Fes­ti­vals has Cue Card run in?

11. How many times has lead­ing owner JP McManus won the Cham­pion Hur­dle?

12. Only one horse not trained in Ire­land won on the Thurs­day of the meet­ing last year - name him?

13. Name the first Bri­tish­trained horse home in the Ryanair Chase last year?

14. Nicky Hen­der­son is the all-time top trainer at the Fes­ti­val. How many is he in front of Wil­lie Mullins?

15. Name trainer Gor­don El­liott’s first win­ner at the Fes­ti­val?

16. Paul Ni­cholls has been crowned cham­pion trainer at the meet­ing six times. What was the last year he tri­umphed in?

17. What is the best to­tal of win­ners achieved by Wil­lie Mullins at a sin­gle Fes­ti­val?

18. Name Barry Ger­aghty’s first Cheltenham Fes­ti­val win­ner?

19. Ruby Walsh’s 50th Fes­ti­val win­ner came last year, on which horse?

20. Aside from Messrs Walsh, Ger­aghty and Johnson, which jockey is well clear of the rest in the cur­rent top rid­ers’ list?

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