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Best Mate

  • Birth 28 Jan 1995
  • Death 1 Nov 2005 Exeter, City of Exeter, Devon, England
  • Burial Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
  • Plot Ashes buried beside winning post
  • Memorial ID 93838926

Champion Racehorse. Best remembered for winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three consecutive years (2002, 2003, 2004). Considered one of the best racers of his time, he won 14 of the 22 races in which he competed and placed second in six of them. His major wins included Mersey Novices' Hurdle, November Novices' Chase, Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, Haldon Gold Cup, Peterborough Chase, King George VI Chase and Ericsson Chase. In his final race, he was competing in the William Hill Haldon Gold Cup at the Exeter Racecourse when he collapsed on the track and died of a heart attack. He was posthumously inducted into the Cheltenham's Hall of Fame in 2007.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Whispers From The Grave
  • Added: 18 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93838926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Best Mate (28 Jan 1995–1 Nov 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93838926, citing Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .