The 2004 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Thursday, 18 March 2004. It was the 76th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Best Mate. The winner was ridden by Jim Culloty and trained by Henrietta Knight.
|1||Best Mate||9||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight||8/11 fav|
|2||½||Sir Rembrandt||8||Andrew Thornton||Robert Alner||33/1|
|3||1¼||Harbour Pilot||9||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade (IRE)||20/1|
|4||1¾||Beef or Salmon||8||Timmy Murphy||Michael Hourigan (IRE)||10/1|
|5||10||First Gold||11||Thierry Doumen||François Doumen (FR)||12/1|
|6||dist||Keen Leader||8||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O'Neill||10/1|
|7||4||Therealbandit||7||Tony McCoy||Martin Pipe||15/2|
|8||3||Alexander Banquet||11||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins (IRE)||80/1|
|PU||Fence 19||Truckers Tavern||9||Tony Dobbin||Ferdy Murphy||22/1|
|PU||Fence 15||Irish Hussar||8||Mick Fitzgerald||Nicky Henderson||16/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. PU = pulled-up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Best Mate: