Graham McCourt - What was it like to....Win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Paddock and The Pavilion - The Horse Racing and Cricket Podcast

01-03-2024 • 22 mins

In the Paddock What was it like the Cheltenham Gold Cup? In Episode 13 of a series where I pose the question ‘What was it like to…. I spoke to Graham McCourt, who was part of the biggest shock in history of the Cheltenham Gold Cup when he won the race riding the 100/1 outsider Norton's Coin. Graham recalls how he got the ride on the horse, what it was like to work for trainer and Welsh dairy farmer Sirrell Griffiths and the story of the race where the people's favourite Desert Orchid was expected to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the second year in a row. Please subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, Google or Spotify. Connect with us on X, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit