Hall of Fame

1930s

1930

Easter Hero - Tommy Cullinan (1930)

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EASTER HERO (10 yo)
1930 saw Tommy achieve the unique treble, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on EASTER HERO, the Champion Hurdle on BROWN TONY and the Grand National on SHAUN GOILIN.

Jockey: Tommy Cullinan
Trainer: Jack Anthony
Owner: John Hay Whitney

1931

In 1931 the course was frozen. This denied EASTER HERO his opportunity to go for a hat-trick.

1932

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GOLDEN MILLER (5 yo)
Bred in Ireland, Golden Miller was purchased out of a field for 500 Guineas. 

Jockey: Ted Leader – Champion Jockey in 1925/26
Trainer: Basil Briscoe
Owner: Dorothy Paget

1933

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GOLDEN MILLER (6 yo)
One of the greatest racehorse owners of all time Dorothy Paget would reportedly bet, on average, £10,000 (£320,000 in today’s money) on her horses. A formidable eccentric timekeeping meant nothing to Mrs Paget. She kept the most irregular hours but was known as a woman of honour so bookies accepted her night-time bets after races had been run.

Jockey: William ‘Billy’ Stott
Trainer: Basil Briscoe
Owner: Dorothy Paget

1934

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GOLDEN MILLER (7 yo)
The most successful Cheltenham Gold Cup horse to date and the only horse to have won both of the UK’s premier steeplechase races – the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in the same year (1934). 

Jockey: Gerry Wilson
Trainer: Basil Briscoe
Owner: Dorothy Paget

1935

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GOLDEN MILLER (8 yo)

Jockey: Gerry Wilson
Trainer: Basil Briscoe
Owner: Dorothy Paget

1936

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GOLDEN MILLER (9 yo)
Golden Miller set a Grand National course record that stood until another great horse, RED RUM, broke it almost 40 years later. He ran 55 races (winning 29) – his record of five successive Gold Cup wins still stands, earning him the title, “Steeplechaser of the Century”. Dorothy Paget, the ‘Queen of the Turf’ had an incredible 1,532 winners during her lifetime and remains to this day a legend of the turf. She died in 1962 at the age of 55.

Jockey: Evan Williams – won a further Gold Cup for Mrs Paget on ROMAN HACKLE.
Trainer: Owen Anthony
Owner: Dorothy Paget

1937

In 1937 the track was closed due to flooding.

1938

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MORSE CODE (9 yo)

Jockey: Danny Morgan – rode for three Kings of England, winning for two – Edward Vlll and George Vl.
Trainer: Ivor Anthony
Owner: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Dealtry Charles Part

1939

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BRENDAN’S COTTAGE (9 yo)

Jockey: George Owen
Trainer: George Beeby – trained a total of 19 winners at the Festival over the period 1930-59.
Owner: Jean Smith-Bingham