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)|
|4||Graham Lee||2000||Mick Fitzgerald (4)|
* Cancelled – ‘Foot and Mouth’