“He’s got an enormous turn of foot. He’s always just racing in two gears below everyone else, because it’s all so easy for him, and then you press the button and the turbo works.

“To find gears at the end of a headlong gallop like that is extraordinary.” Nicky Henderson on Constitution Hill

“Barry Geraghty’s kids all rode this horse when he was three years old; he can even manage to have a two- or three-year-old on his back! I shook more and more as the race went on, but it wasn’t very stressful at the end, let’s say that. I couldn’t believe it - it’s wonderful. Michael Buckley

“This is massive. To have had him as a foal and have photos of the kids leading him and riding him and messing in the field with him like a pet to have that connection was great. To have that family connection. Fairytales don’t usually happen but this was one.” Barry Geraghty on the Supreme winner

“I’m thrilled for the horse and connections as they are wonderful. We didn’t start racing Edwardstone until he was five he was just two or three years in the making. I always thought he was very good but I couldn’t win a bumper with him.” Alan King on Arkle winner Edwardstone

“He is such a lovely horse. It was a super ride from Derek. After the false starts and stuff he was at the back and I turned to one of the owners and said we are going to have a vintage Derek Fox hold up ride and we did.I’m just so pleased and delighted. He and Scu are both as quirky as each other!” Lucinda Russell on Corach Rambler

“What a ride. I don’t think Derek Fox gets anywhere near enough recognition. I mean, I would say that. But he’s an extraordinary man that’s got a quite unbelievable association and understanding of horses that only a few of the elite jockeys have got.” Peter Scudamore

“Walking back down there, I’ve never felt an atmosphere like that. There wasn’t a moment’s silence. It’s easy to say that when you’re winning, but it’s a very special place and to hear those cheers was very special.

“Jockeys dream of getting on good horses, but she takes that to a whole new level. She’s special, she’s once in a lifetime, and I’m so lucky to be riding her.

“Part of me was thinking, I should be more nervous here before the race, but I actually do have a lot of confidence in her. She’s incredible.” Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle

“It is unbelievable. It is better than last year with the crowd here and Kenny (Alexander) and Caroline and everybody. It is a never ending fairytale. It is incredible. I just really hoped that she could get that Cheltenham roar and it is fantastic that she has got it.

If all the good will and good lucks could win you a race she would have won by a furlong. Most people here were willing her to win. The support we get with her is just mental.” Henry de Bromhead

“It’s unbelievable, I’m so lucky to have a horse like him. JP and Noreen (McManus) are very good friends with my mum and dad and for them to give me a horse like that was unbelievable and it’s paid off so I’m absolutely over the moon.” Padraig Roche after winning with Brazil

“We had to wait til the last - this English dominance going on here all day!” Willie Mullins after Stattler’s win


“It was a proper performance. He pulled hard but he still kept going which is the sign of a good horse. That was the best he’s ever jumped on the course, he has a brilliant jump in him. I wasn’t great company last night, put it that way!” Paul Townend after Sir Gerhard’s Ballymore win

“My three sons went to watch outside and I thought I’d better go and watch with them and what better way to see a win. Who cares about the rain when you’ve won a race like that? Fantastic.” Richard Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud

“He’s got everything and he oozes class - it makes my job really easy. I just love him to bits. I said going into the week that if we could get a Cheltenham Festival winner it would make the season, and it has. I’m pinching myself, really.” Charlie Deutsch on L’Homme Presse

“I haven’t felt so sick in a race which is rare for me I have to admit. I can’t be more thrilled. He is such a spectacular jumper. What a fabulous ride Charlie gave him, he did everything right. We can dream about anything now.” Venetia Williams

“It was a headache first trying to pick which one to ride, and it was hard to get off Chacun - I love Chacun Pour Soir, but I love the two horses and it was a really hard decision. Riding a Champion Chase winner for Willie - Ruby didn’t leave many behind him but we are glad to pick up what scraps he left!” Paul Townend

“We’re all getting very wet, but we’re delighted to be wet. He’s an amazing horse. We were very confident going in, and he’s won the Champion Chase. It’s brilliant.” Tony Bloom after Energumene’s win

“Of course, I wanted the Tiger to win but once I’d won the race I didn’t mind as it was for Gigginstown who are massive supporters of us – and the reception he got when he came into the ring is what it’s all about.” Gordon Elliott on Delta Work and Tiger Roll

“A lot of people don’t like me now after that but it doesn’t really bother me to be honest. After I schooled him the other day I said to my brother that I might be the most hated man in Cheltenham on Wednesday evening, and I was right.” Jack Kennedy

“I’m sorry, I’m actually upset. I would have loved to see him win it. The great thing is he has finished in one piece and has come back safe and sound.” Michael O’Leary after Tiger Roll’s last race

“It was an unreal feeling coming in. I remember it well last time, but watching all the winners coming in so far this year you kind of forget, so I was definitely going to enjoy it.” Keilan Woods after winning on Global Citizen

“To me I was comparing him to Florida Pearl who was a very good bumper horse at the time. He would be in the top percentage of bumpers winners I’ve had.” Willie Mullins after the bumper

“I rode him last spring and gave him a squeeze and Willie had a very stern face afterwards - he thought it might have been too much, but from that far ago he’s been giving us a great feel.” Patrick Mullins on Facile Vega


“I never thought I’d see a horse do that to Bob. Fair play to Galopin, that was some performance he put in. It was ironic that it was our jumping that was questionable - but this game is just mental, isn’t it? Always expect the unexpected.” Henry de Bromhead after the Turners Novice

“It is fantastic to win but nobody likes winning in those circumstances. It is brilliant to see Paul and Galopin Des Champs are both okay and that is the main thing. It is strange emotions but it is unbelievable to get a winner.” Rachael Blackmore after the Turners

“I suppose I’m getting used to horses falling at the last round here, between first of all Adamant Approach, then Annie Power and Benie des Dieux. We are getting used to it.” Willie Mullins after Galopin Des Champs’ fall

“I’m lost for words. I’m absolutely over the moon. I couldn’t even celebrate crossing the line. I’ve always been a bridesmaid round here. I couldn’t believe it.” Tom O’Brien after his Pertemps win

“He jumped from fence to fence and came down to the last. I was a nervous wreck. The horse was doing everything right for Paul then coming to the last I thought here we go again but he got over it and jumped it well. Paul has nerves of steel and I’m delighted he is on our side.” Willie Mullins on Allaho

“He’s an animal. He gallops and jumps. He’s just really, really good. Got into a lovely rhythm on him again, and it was straightforward.

“We took our time learning about him, and I think we’ve got there now. That’s what he likes to do and he’s built for it, look at the size of him. I’m delighted.” Paul Townend on Allaho

“I know everything went perfectly to plan. We set out to make the running and he was foot perfect everywhere and Danny was fantastic on him.” Gavin Cromwell

“This is the place everyone wants to win. The reception we got was the stuff that dreams are made of and hopefully we’ll do it many more times.

“The most special thing about it today is the reaction from the owners. They weren’t here last year to enjoy it and it’s very special for them. It shows it can be done with a syndicate. You don’t have to be in the elite to win at Cheltenham, and that’s the magic of jump racing.” Danny Mullins after the Stayers’

“We all needed this at home. It’s been strange times the last couple of years and this is a morale boost. The horse was due it, we were due it, the parish was due it, and the country was due it. Hopefully we can all celebrate and drink a few pints on Paddy’s Day.” Ned Hogarty, of The Flooring Porter Syndicate


“I’ve got a bit of unfinished business in Australia, but I don’t think that will be next season. It (Melbourne Cup) is a particular itch as we have finished second, third, fourth, fifth and probably sixth in it over the years. It is just a race I’d love to win.” Willie Mullins after Vauban’s win

“I didn’t watch that one! I watched the last hurdle and he flattened it. He’s a proper little taxi, isn’t he?” Rich Ricci

“It’s the same with Paul every year - when things get bad, he gets better. That’s just the nature of sport, and racing, but he just fights back.” Willie Mullins after Friday’s first three winners

“To have that roar back and to get to walk back in when you can’t see space and you can just see bodies is just incredible. It is the closest thing to feeling like a rockstar you will ever feel without being able to sing. It is just incredible to have people back and I feel very, very lucky.” Rachael Blackmore after the Gold Cup

“He is alright at what he does, isn’t he! He’s very good, he has an incredible amount of pressure. To be the boss’s son and get the rides on these horses makes me a very lucky person.” Patrick Mullins