• Tue 25 Oct, 2016
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Cheltenham Festival Top Trainers

Nicky Henderson is the most successful current trainer in Cheltenham Festival history with 37 wins though Paul Nicholls is closing fast

Nicholls has trained 27 Cheltenham Festival winners including 24 in the last eight years. He has also been leading trainer at the Festival in 5 of the last 7 years.

Of those still working, Edward O’Grady comes next in the rankings with 18 and is Ireland’s most successful trainer at the meeting.

Jonjo O’Neill and Willie Mullins both have 17 winners.

Most Successful Current Cheltenham Trainers

Winners Top Trainer Year Trainer
37 Nicky Henderson 2010 Nicky Henderson (3)
27 Paul Nicholls 2009 Paul Nicholls (5)
18 BEdward O’Grady 2008 Paul Nicholls (3)
17 Jonjo O’Neill 2007 Paul Nicholls (4)
17 Willie Mullins 2006 Paul Nicholls (3)
13 Philip Hobbs 2005 Howard Johnson (3)
13 Nigel Twiston-Davies 2004 Paul Nicholls (4)
11 Alan King 2003 Jonjo O’Neill (3)
9 David Elsworth 2002 Martin Pipe (3)
8 Ferdy Murphy 2001 -
7 Howard Johnson
Arthur Moore
Henrietta Knight
2000 Nicky Henderson (4)

* Cancelled – ‘Foot and Mouth’

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