“He is a really intelligent horse in general. You could talk to him he is so smart. I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was a kid.” Michael O’Sullivan

“I said they were the two best novice horses in Ireland, so at least I’m off the hook, partially. Or I would have had to put on a disguise going home if we’d got beat!” Barry Connell after his Supreme success

“He’s a thinker, a very smart guy. He’s got his university degree already. He’s 23, he’s not a kid, and I have no problem him not being able to claim - he doesn’t need his claim.” Barry Connell on Michael O’Sullivan

I love being with the horses, going round the yard, going out on to the gallops, talking to the staff. This is the icing on the cake. The whole process is what I love, you know. It really energises me. I source all these horses and have a staff of 11 people - they are exceptional.” Barry Connell

“I didn’t see one at the last, but he did, so… I had visions of Annie Power! But I thought, ‘well done, he knows better than me’, but in actual fact he was on his hocks and so was able to elevate up and out of it. He was foot-perfect all the way.” Nico de Boinville after the Champion Hurdle

“I’m absolutely delighted for Michael [Buckley]; he’s got a fabulous racehorse on his hands and he has put so much into the game. He’s a maverick owner in that he will try new things and will try anything.” Nico de Boinville again

“I first came here when I was 19 when the three big races were the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Gold Cup and I never thought I’d own a horse let alone have a runner in this or have a winner in this. I can’t say I’ve had a better day on the racecourse ever,” owner Michael Buckley

“They are a wonderful team and really their results speak for themselves. The whole racing scene in Ireland is wonderful. It’s all about the horse and we are enjoying a great partnership,” owner Simon Munir

“It’s just a massive result. We know Jack is always with us and I’m sure he was here on Rachael (Blackmore)’s shoulder. Honeysuckle has been a huge part of our life and Jack just adored her – so she as much did it for him as she did for all of us.

“Rachael and Honey are two divas together and I’m going to keep saying that now as it really annoys Rachael! The two divas together. She’s an amazing lady and I’m very lucky to have her.” Henry de Bromhead after Honeysuckle’s win

“This sport is mental. This is the result I think everybody wanted, but you daren’t believe it will happen. She’s incredible, everyone’s incredible - Rachael, Kenny, Peter Molony. We are so lucky to have had her,” Henry de Bromhead

“I presume she’s retiring, that was our plan, but you never know. Get a few drinks into Kenny later - Molony will be going in one ear Walk In The Park, I’ll be going Walk to Punchestown!” Henry de Bromhead again

“The way Henry has produced her every day is phenomenal. As a jockey I’m so grateful… so grateful he didn’t listen to you [Matt Chapman] anyway actually, or I wouldn’t get the pleasure of walking back into the winner’s enclosure!” Rachael Blackmore in her after race interview on ITV

“I’m really happy for Henry and his family getting that one on the board, it’s a tremendous day. I’m lost for words to be honest, the celebration was out of control. If you can’t lose it a bit after winning a race like that though, you probably shouldn’t own racehorses!” Kenny Alexander

“Dad is amazing. He drove me all over the country and spent a lot of money sending me eventing and showjumping, and it’s great that it’s paying off. Dad kills himself with hard work at home on the farm, and it’s great that he’s here today.” Michael O’Sullivan

“The horse is named after Andrew and Gemma’s son Matt. It is special and as it is their first winner at The Festival so I’m delighted. We knew he would stay and we are over the moon.” Joey Logan after Jazzy Matty

“I’m not sure anyone has won this race four times! More often than not I’m riding the best horse in the race so it’s just good to get the job done. The Kim Muir is the one I need to tick off though! Jamie (Codd) needs the Foxhunters and I need the Kim Muir so I’m racing him to it!” Patrick Mullins


“I said to Michael Buckley we’re going to have to go shopping again to beat you, maybe we found one.” Willie Mullins after the Ballymore with Impaire Et Passe

“Once he decided to go it was race over. We felt this race was about discovering how good he is so we weren’t feeling pressure. The expectations weren’t the same for us as El Fabiolo.” Isaac Souede, joint-owner of Impaire Et Passe

“This (suit) hasn’t been worn since New Year’s Day. In case you think I wear this every day I don’t. I got this in Chicago for a wedding a year ago and I kept it for the first time we were here at Cheltenham. Paddy said after we were here on New Year’s Day keep that suit for March.” The Real Whacker’s owner David Mann

“It is an amazing story Colm bought four foals and he was trotting around one day as a three year old and I rang Colm up saying we will have to get your money back as this horse is tiny and he will never be a racehorse.” Dan Skelton on Langer Dan

“You look where Willie is at the top of that mountain. We are in the foothills yet we still have a team stacked full of talent. It is so hard but you have to keep aspiring to hit those heights and to get a winner is brilliant.” Dan Skelton again

“It was a dream ride and I was able to take it all in coming up the straight, which doesn’t usually happen in those championship races.” Paul Townend on Champion Chase winner Energumene

“Willie is an unbelievable trainer and we love having him as part of our team. He just gets the horses ready for the Cheltenham Festival like no other,” owner Tony Bloom

“I used to be the most critical of this Cross Country race and why do we bother. When you are struggling for a winner at Cheltenham I will take the Cross Country, the Martin Pipe, anything at all.” Michael O’Leary

“I don’t care what wins I just love winning. A winner is all I want. We had one beaten a short head early on but to get one on the board again I’m absolutely delighted.” Gordon Elliott after Delta Work’s win

“It’s an amazing place, and to come over with a few rides is a great privilege. I was just touched off last year in the Coral Cup, and then I was touched off here in the Paddy Power as well - I was starting to get nightmares about this place.” Darragh O’Keeffe on his first winner on Maskada

“Willie Mullins won’t know which way to look here!” Jane Mangan before the Bumper start

I can’t believe it went so smoothly, did that just happen? I just cannot believe it to be here, to have a winner for John Kiely. That man is so good to me, he keeps me cool.” John Gleeson after his Champion Bumper success

“Everything in life is worth sharing and we always thought that this horse was good, on Christmas Day, Claire (wife) said she would call this horse A Dream To Share, trained by John Kiely. The dream was to win at the Cheltenham Festival.” Brian Gleeson