• Thu 8 Dec, 2016
  • 18:23 GMT
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Cheltenham Festival Top Jockeys

Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey in Cheltenham Festival history with 27 wins and has been the leading jockey in five of the last seven festivals.

Ruby Walsh has been jockey of the festival three years running and in 2009 won three of the four Championship Races.

Champion Jockey Tony McCoy is the second most successful current Cheltenham FestivalJockey with 23 wins.

Barry Geraghty rode three winners in each of the last two years and comes third in the overall order of merit with 19 victories, ahead of Robert Thornton and Richard Johnson who each have 15 successes to their names. Most Successful Current Cheltenham Festival Jockeys

Winners Top Jockey Year Top Jockey
27 Ruby Walsh 2010 Ruby Walsh (3)
23 Tony McCoy 2009 Ruby Walsh (7)
19 Barry Geraghty 2008 Ruby Walsh (3)
15 Robert Thornton 2007 Richard Thornton (4)
15 Richard Johnson 2006 Ruby Walsh (3)
11 Paul Carberry 2005 Graham Lee (3)
8 Timmy Murphy 2004 Ruby Walsh (3)
7 Carl Llewellyn 2003 Barry Geraghty (5)
6 Davy Russell 2002 Richard Johnson (2)
6 Paddy Brennan 2001 -
4 Graham Lee 2000 Mick Fitzgerald (4)

* Cancelled – ‘Foot and Mouth’

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