“It’s unbelievable, I just love this place. It’s just amazing to be coming here and riding these kinds of horses. It’s unbelievable. Henry’s training of them every year, to bring them here in the way he does, is incredible.

Rachael Blackmore after winning the Supreme Novices’

“And you have to pick your battles when you’re against the guys we’re against. We don’t have the strength in depth to turn up week in, week out, but luckily we can get it right at some of these big places.” Henry de Bromhead after winning the Supreme

“It was unbelievable – I said if he finished in the first six, I’d be delighted. When we bought him to Willie’s first, he was a hunter chaser, to go for the Foxhunters on Friday.” Tom Costello after Asian Master finished fourth

“That’s the best ride I’ve got off Gaelic Warrior in a long time. He was busy in the parade ring and busy in the chute but behaved himself in the race.” Paul Townend on Gaelic Warrior

“He looks like a Champion Chaser, he could be a Ryanair horse, and he has won over three miles as a novice, like Galopin Des Champs did. He’s very adaptable.” Willie Mullins on Gaelic Warrior

“David has been confident all along and he was right. He adores this horse and says he’s a big terrier. He’s as hard as nails. He’s not very big but he’s got so much ability.” Kim Bailey on his winner Chianti Classico

“When Aiden Murphy and I bought him we always said we’d bring him here but I never thought it would happen. We’ve been knocking at the door here for a while so it’s great for everybody that we’ve done it today. It’s huge for the team.” Kim Bailey again

“There’s no wow factor with State Man, and you don’t go wow when you look at him either, but he does what it says on the tin.” Willie Mullins

“You’ve got to turn up to win a Champion Hurdle. We turned up.”

Willie Mullins again

“He’s a fantastic jockey. He goes out, does his own thing and that ride today was superb. I never dreamt that he would be so far back, but he had the confidence in the horse.” Willie Mullins on Paul Townend

“It was the one that was kind of missing here. I suppose back in my younger days, I had a close association with Hurricane Fly, so it was a race that meant a lot to me, and I grew up watching the likes of Istabraq, so to put my name on that list is special.” Paul Townend on winning the Champion Hurdle

“I wouldn’t be here without Willie. From the first day I had a ride here he’s brought me through nicely and I’m just the fortunate one that gets the rides as everyone at home does all the work.” Paul Townend after Lossiemouth’s win

“She didn’t get a grueller in the Champion Hurdle. She won as comfortable as she liked, she’s only five, and getting a grueller in the Champion Hurdle as a five-year-old mare isn’t what you should do with them.” Willie Mullins on his mare

“The owner (T.J. Ward) has been coming here for the past 15 years. He’s never had a runner here. He comes over with a bunch of pals every year, and to have his runner and to finish second, he’s on cloud nine - it’s as good as winning.” Ross O’Sullivan after Eagles Reign finished second in the Boodles

“It was a great honour and a privilege for The Jockey Club to name the race after Mrs Mullins, granny, and it’s extra special to win it.” Emmet Mullins after winning the National Hunt Chase


“A lot of people have been talking about it, but this was the first time he has wowed me. That was some performance.” Willie Mullins on Ballyburn

“I need to breathe, It’s been a long journey and the last five weeks to get him… just to be here today, with the people that are here at Cheltenham – they are legends of racing, and I’m here and have managed to win at Cheltenham, I can’t believe it!” part owner David Manasseh

“This is a class horse. He is some class. Right decision by J.P. and Frank to go straight to chasing. Hopefully we have a good one on our hands.” Mark Walsh after Fact To File

“I’d say it was some thrill riding him around there. He’s just a real gentleman of a horse, and definitely a Gold Cup horse in the making.” Willie on Fact To File

“I’ve never been prouder of a result than this. We have some big winners and Grade 1s and everything else, but I’ve never been prouder of a result than this because what people don’t know is that he had a surgery after winning this last year.” Dan Skelton after winning with Langer Dan

“The hill felt like a long hill today! It’s just incredible. I’m so pleased for his owner, Declan Landy. He’s been knocking on the door in these big races, but this is the biggest of his division, so…oh man, it’s unbelievable. I’m not shocked, because I thought his day would come but at the same time I can’t believe it came today.” Rachael Blackmore after the Champion Chase

“I’ve said it all before, she’s such an incredible rider, and whatever it is about here, she’s amazing here as well, even better - as good as she is everywhere else, she’s even better here. We’ve had some incredible days.” Henry de Bromhead on Rachael

“Captain Guinness is loved round the yard. Sam Cotterill, who looks after him, he [Captain Guinness] has been trying to kill him for the last two weeks - he’s been bucking every day. He’s a legend - we’ve had him since he was four, and he’s a gorgeous horse.” Henry again

“It’s been a magic day. Absolutely fantastic. You come here dreaming of having winners and to have two in one day is brilliant.” Harry Skelton after his second win on Unexpected Party

“We are just stunned that we have come this far, but we’ve had tremendous people behind us, backing us, the whole time.” Willie Mullins after the bumper win made it 100 Festival winners.

“He’s a funny man in that the more you try to tell him to do something, the more inclined he is to do the opposite, so you have to work around that, reverse psychology sometimes.” Patrick Mullins on his father