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Blast From The Past: Gold Cup


We take a look back at the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup won by the iconic grey Desert Orchid...

By the time Desert Orchid was sent to the Cheltenham Festival for the sixth consecutive year, the by-then virtually white ten-year-old had already earned celebrity status with a popularity that went beyond the normal boundaries of racing. However, the Gold Cup, his chosen race in 1989, was a very different challenge to those he had been set in those previous unsuccessful visits to the Festival. He had twice been well beaten in the Champion Hurdle (including as a novice when sent off second favourite in Dawn Run’s year), had then finished third in the Arkle, and on his last two Festival appearances had been placed behind the top-class two-mile specialist Pearlyman in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

For much of his career, Desert Orchid had himself been regarded as best at two miles, but his win in the 1986 King George VI Chase (which he won a further three times) on his first attempt at three miles had shown his versatility, something he underlined still further when ending the 1987/88 season with victory in the Whitbread Gold Cup at Sandown over three miles five furlongs. Even so, he had been a notable absentee from the 1988 Gold Cup when rain-softened ground influenced his connections to run him in the Champion Chase instead.

A year later and conditions were foul on Gold Cup day 1989, so much so that the card only went ahead after passing a midday inspection following morning snow and hours of rain which left the going heavy. Nonetheless, Desert Orchid was allowed to take his chance, doing so as the 5/2 favourite in a field which included the two most recent Gold Cup winners The Thinker and Charter Party. As a result, ‘the crowd of over 50,000 witnessed a Gold Cup which overflowed with emotion and drama and is sure to go down in history as one of the great moments in National Hunt racing.’

Chasers & Hurdlers takes up the story of the race after the third last when 25/1-shot Yahoo and Charter Party were the only others still in contention with ‘Dessie’ who had made most of the running:

‘Desert Orchid was in the lead again briefly but Yahoo took over approaching the second last, looking all over a winner; Desert Orchid gave every appearance, as he came under pressure between the last two, of having little left. But appearances proved deceptive. Desert Orchid responded gamely and refused to give up. Crossing the last almost upsides Yahoo, Desert Orchid staged a tremendous rally, edging left towards his rival before being straightened and forging ahead halfway up the run-in. With the crowd roaring him on, the firmly-ridden Desert Orchid pulled away for a length-and-a-half victory.’

His jockey Simon Sherwood, unbeaten in nine rides on Desert Orchid up to and including the Gold Cup, said afterwards ‘I couldn’t believe how well Yahoo was going. On any other horse you would have thought it was all over. But in the end it was all down to guts. I have certainly never ridden a braver horse – and never expect to either.’  Sherwood retired at the end of that season but there were still two more Festivals – and two more Gold Cups - for Desert Orchid. He started odds on a year later when third to 100/1 shot Norton’s Coin and filled the same position behind Garrison Savannah in 1991.



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Tuesday 23 April
P. Townend silk P. Townend
W. P. Mullins, Ireland
M. P. Walsh silk M. P. Walsh
Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
R. Walsh silk R. Walsh
W. P. Mullins, Ireland
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1st Mr B. O'Neill silk 4. GOLDEN SPREAD 5/16
2nd Mr P. W. Mullins silk 6. MT LEINSTER (IRE) 3/14
3rd Mr Finian Maguire silk 7. SIZING POTTSIE (FR) 5/16
8 ran. NRs: 1  10  11 

18:00 REDCAR

1st Lewis Edmunds silk 10. ASCOT DREAMER 4/15f
2nd Phil Dennis silk 14. LINCOLN RED 20/121
3rd Ben Curtis silk hd 7. FROSTED LASS 10/111
T: David Brown  
15 ran. NRs: 12 

17:50 CORK

1st Mr D. Allen silk 4. DARRENS HOPE (IRE) 9/25.5
2nd Mr W. T. Cronin silk 10 3. CELINE SOPRANO (IRE) 20/121
3rd Mr T. Hamilton silk 5. DIME A DOZEN (IRE) 3/14f
J: Mr D. Allen (7)  
8 ran. NRs: 1  8  9 


1st Keith Donoghue silk 7. SIZING ROME (IRE) 4/15f
2nd J. J. Slevin silk 1 3. GOOSE MAN (IRE) 6/17
3rd Robbie Power silk 2. WALK TO FREEDOM (IRE) 9/25.5
10 ran. NRs: 9 


1st William Buick silk 2. SETTING SAIL 10/111.9f
2nd Joe Fanning silk 6 1. CHARLES KINGSLEY 7/18
3rd Richard Kingscote silk 2 5. HEART OF SOUL (IRE) 7/24.5
All 10 ran.


1st Harry Cobden silk 4. SOUTHFIELD HARVEST 2/51.4f
2nd James Bowen silk nk 5. STOLEN SILVER (FR) 3/14
J: Harry Cobden  
4 ran. NRs: 2 

17:25 REDCAR

1st Jack Garritty silk 2. ECHO (IRE) 4/15
2nd Jamie Gormley silk 1 1. DIVIN BERE (FR) 3/14
3rd Paula Muir silk 3 7. HIGHWAY ROBBER 16/117
All 9 ran.


1st Jamie Moore silk 1. DAREBIN (GER)
J: Jamie Moore  
T: Gary Moore  
1 ran. NRs: 2 

17:20 CORK

1st Mr A. Murphy silk 7. JACK HACKETT (IRE) 7/18
2nd Mr M. J. Scallan silk ¾ 3. COSTALOTMORE (IRE) 5/16
3rd Mr T. Hamilton silk 11. MISS PERNICKETY (IRE) 15/82.87f
J: Mr A. Murphy (7)  
8 ran. NRs: 1  4  6 
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