Kim Muir/Fulke Walwyn Challenge Cup


The Fulke Walwyn/Kim Muir Challenge Cup for amateur riders on horses aged 5-year-old and above is contested over 3 miles 1 1/2 furlongs and 21 fences. It was first introduced into the Festival programme in 1946 when named the Kim Muir Amateur Riders Steeplechase, and was initiated by Mrs Evan Williams to honour her brother, Kim Muir, a brave cavalry officer, a lieutenant in the Hussars who was killed in the Second World War in France in 1940. In 1971 Fulke Walwyn's name was added to the title in recognition of his 211 wins at Cheltenham, including 40 at the Festival.
Early history:-The Kim Muir Amateur Raiders Steeplechase, which eventually morphed into the Kim Muir/Fulke Walwyn Chase, was first run on Thursday 14th March 1946, and was won by Astroniete (5/4 fav) owned by Miss Dorothy Paget, trained in Ireland and ridden by Captain Dennis Daggeley, beating Post Horn (100/8) and Holbein (11/2).
Over the entire history of the race 21% of favourites have been successful, placing the race 19th of the 28 current races.
Over the entire history of the race a level stake bet of £10 on every favourite would have resulted in a £70 loss, placing the race 11th of the current 28 races.
Over the entire history of the race the Irish have been successful 11% of occasions, placing the race 25th of the 28 current races.
Kim Muir/Fulke Walwyn Challenge Cup Handicap 3 miles 1 1/2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1946 ASTROMETER Denis Baggallay Charles Rogers (Ire) Miss Dorothy Paget 5/4 fav
1947 Race was not held due to frost and snow
1948 DOUBLE BRIDGE J Gale Bay Powell Mr M Dalton 20/1
1949 JACK TATTERS Lord Mildmay Fulke Walwyn Miss Dorothy Paget 4/1 fav
1950 MORNING COVER A Parker Gerry Wilson Mrs E G Williams 6/1
1951 MIGHTY FINE Peter Chisman Fred Rimell Mr L B Chugg 2/1 fav
1952 MENZIES Peter Chisman Syd Mercer Mr J R Gilman 4/1 fav
1953 CRUDWELL Atty Corbett Frank Cundell Mrs D Cooper 5/4 fav
1954 ARCTIC GOLD Ted Greenway Gerald Balding snr Mr Greenway 6/1
1955 GAY MONARCH II Rupert Watson Fred Rimell Mr J R Roberts 100/8
1956 FILON D'OR Danny Moralee Horace Cousins Major T Jesson 20/1
1957 MIGHTY APOLLO Bobby Brewis David Machin Mrs A Holmes 25/1
1958 LOCHROE Edward Cazalet Peter Cazalet Mrs J White 10/11 fav
1959 IRISH COFFEE Gay Kindersley Charlie McCartan Mr J Hale 100/30
1960 SOLRAY Nick Upton F Cliffe Mr F Cliffe 7/1
1961 NICOLAUS SILVER Bill Tellwright Fred Rimell Mr C Vaughan 10/1
1962 CARRICKBEG Giles Pitman Don Butchers Gay Kindersley 7/1
1963 CENTRE CIRCLE Basil Ancil Derek Ancil Mr W Pilkington 6/1
1964 JIM'S TAVERN Giles Pitman John Hicks Mrs P Colvin 10/1
1965 BURTON TAN Robin Collie Robin Collie Major Robin Collie 10/1
1966 JIMMY SCOT John Lawrence Fulke Walwyn Mrs D Daly 6/1
1967 CHU-TEH Nick Gaselee Ken Cundell Mrs M McMeekin 9/2
1968 CHU-TEH David Crossley-Cooke Ken Cundell Mrs M McMeekin 3/1 fav
1969 PRIDE OF KENTUCKY Roger Charlton Edward Courage Mr E R Courage 100/8
1970 RAINBOW VALLEY Michael Dickinson Tony Dickinson Mrs A E Dickinson 10/1
1971 BLACK BLAZE John Lawrence Bill Shand Kydd Mr W Shand Kydd 13/8 fav
1972 THE GHOST John Mead Vernon Cross Lt-Col V Le Marchant 5/2
1973 HINTERLAND Bill Foukes Tim Forster Mrs R Henriques 5/2 fav
1974 CASTLERUDDERY Ted Walsh Peter McCreery (Ire) Mrs K Harper 14/1
1975 QUICK REPLY Ridley Lamb Harry Bell Mr W Thyne 15/2
1976 PROLAN Ted Walsh Edward O'Grady (Ire) Mr M Cuddy 3/1
1977 DOUBLE NEGATIVE Peter Brookshaw Fred Rimell Mrs M Power 11/2
1978 Race was not staged due to snow
1979 REDUNDANT PUNTER D Jackson Tim Forster Judith Lady Dulverton 14/1
1980 GOOD PROSPECT Jim Wilson John Edwards Mrs J Edwards 9/2
1981 WAGGONERS WALK C Cundall Caroline Mason Mr G Mason 7/1
1982 POLITICAL POP Dermot Browne Michael Dickinson Mrs A Starkie 15/2
1983 GREASEPAINT Colin Magnier Michael Cunningham (Ire) Mrs N Todd 8/1
1984 BROOMY BANK Jim Wilson John Edwards Captain J Lumsden 16/1
1985 GLYDE COURT Simon Sherwood Fred Winter Mr C Cronin 11/1
1986 GLYDE COURT John Queally Fred Winter Mr C Cronin 13/2
1987 THE ELLIER Gee Armytage Nigel Tinkler Full Circle Thoroughbreds PLC 16/1
1988 GOLDEN MINSTREL Tom Grantham Josh Gifford Mr W E Gale 7/1
1989 COOL GROUND Anthony Tory Richard Mitchell Whitcombe Manor Racing 7/2 fav
1990 MASTER BOB John Berry Nicky Henderson Mr Ian Wills 20/1
1991 OMERTA Adrian Maguire Martin Pipe Mrs E McMorrow 11/1
1992 TUG OF GOLD Marcus Armytage David Nicholson Mrs Jenny Mould 11/1
1993 STRONG BEAU Tom Jenks David Nicholson Mrs G Maxwell-Jones 6/1
1994 FIGHTING WORDS Tim McCarthy Josh Gifford Pell-Mell Partners 9/2 fav
1995 FLYER'S NAP Peter Henley Robert Alner Mr R J Tory 11/1
1996 STOP THE WALLER Ken Whelan Ferdy Murphy Mr Ray Burgan 16/1
1997 KING LUCIFER Robert Thornton David Nicholson Mr A J Davies 7/2
1998 IN TRUTH Seamus Durack Steve Gollings Mrs E Hulton 20/1
1999 CELTIC GIANT Bruce Gibson Len Lungo Mr R J Gilbert 20/1
2000 HONEY MOUNT Robert Walford Robert Alner Mr Paul Green 8/1

Race was not held due to foot & mouth crisis

2002 THE BUSHKEEPER David Crosse Nicky Henderson Mr B T Stewart-Brown 9/2 fav
2003 ROYAL PREDICA Saul McHugh Martin Pipe P A Deal, J S Dale, A Stennett 33/1
2004 MAXIMISE Darren Edwards Martin Pipe The Johnson Family 40/1
2005 JUVEIGNEUR Richard Burton Nicky Henderson Mr Trevor Hemmings 12/1
2006 YOU'RE SPECIAL Richard Harding Ferdy Murphy Mrs Diane O'Rourke 33/1
2007 CLOUDY LANE Richard Burton Donald McCain jnr Mr Trevor Hemmings 15/2 fav
2008 HIGH CHIMES James Tudor Evan Williams Mr & Mrs William Rucker 14/1
2009 CHARACTER BUILDING Jamie Codd John Quinn Mrs E Wright 16/1
2010 BALLABRIGGS Richard Harding Donald McCain jnr Mr Trevor Hemmings 9/1
2011 JUNIOR Jamie Codd David Pipe Middleham Park Racing 100/30 fav
2012 SUNNYHILLBOY Alan Berry Jonjo O'Neill Mr John P McManus 13/2 fav
2013 SAME DIFFERENCE Ryan Hatch Nigel Twiston-Davies Mrs R Vaughan 16/1
2014 SPRING HEELED Robbie McNamara Jim Culloty Dr R Lambe 12/1
2015 THE PACKAGE Jamie Codd David Pipe The Johnson Family 9/1
2016 CAUSE OF CAUSES Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott (Ire) Mr John P McManus 9/2
2017 DOMESDAY BOOK Gina Andrews Stuart Edmunds Mr J Humberstone 40/1
2018 MISSED APPROACH Noel McParlan Warren Greatrex Alan & Andrew Turner 8/1
2019 ANY SECOND NOW Derek O'Connor Ted Walsh (Ire) Mr John P McManus 6/1
2020 MILAN NATIVE Rob James Gordon Elliott (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 9/1
2021 MOUNT IDA Jack Kennedy Denise Foster (Ire) KTDA Racing 3/1 fav
2022 CHAMBARD Miss Lucy Turner Venetia Williams David & Carol Shaw 40/1
2023 ANGELS DAWN Mr P A King Sam Curling Mr Alfred Sweetnam 10/1
2024 INOTHEWAYYURTHINKIN Derek O'Connor Gavin Cromwell (Ire) Mr John P McManus 13/8 fav