Cheltenham Festival Jockeys
The horses might be the most important factor when choosing a Cheltenham Festival winner, but a lot depends on which jockey is on its back. We've listed some of the top jockeys below who will be riding at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Of the current crop, Ruby Walsh tops the pile in terms of Cheltenham winners, having ridden over 30, more than any other jockey in history. Tony McCoy is the next best in the all time list of top jockeys, having ridden 25 winners at the Festival, The Irishman however hasn't been top jockey at the Festival since 1998, despite being champion jockey every year since.
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Cheltenham Jockey Statistics
Win/Ride percentage at Cheltenham Racecourse over the last five years. Includes all meetings as well as the Cheltenham Festival itself.
Last Updated: Feb 2016
Cheltenham Top Jockeys
Here is a list of the last twenty years' Top Jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival. Last year Ruby Walsh rode three winners at the festival and became top jockey for the eighth time.