The 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday March 18, 2011. It was the 83rd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Long Run who beat three previous winners of the Gold Cup in Kauto Star, Denman and defending champion Imperial Commander. Long Run was ridden by Mr Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by Nicky Henderson. Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup since Jim Wilson on Little Owl in 1981 while Long Run was the first six-year-old to win the race since Mill House in 1963.
|1||Long Run||6||Mr Sam Waley-Cohen||Nicky Henderson||7/2 fav|
|2||7||Denman||11||Sam Thomas||Paul Nicholls||8/1|
|3||4||Kauto Star||11||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||5/1|
|4||nse||What A Friend||8||Daryl Jacob||Paul Nicholls||25/1|
|5||8||Midnight Chase||9||Tom Scudamore||Neil Mulholland||9/1|
|6||3¾||Tidal Bay||10||Brian Hughes||Howard Johnson||16/1|
|7||shd||Pandorama||8||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade (IRE)||14/1|
|8||3½||Neptune Collonges||10||Robert Thornton||Paul Nicholls||33/1|
|9||34||Carruthers||8||Mattie Batchelor||Mark Bradstock||66/1|
|PU||Fence 21||Imperial Commander||10||Paddy Brennan||Nigel Twiston-Davies||4/1|
|PU||Fence 20||China Rock||8||Barry Geraghty||Mouse Morris (IRE)||25/1|
|PU||Fence 18||Kempes||8||Tony McCoy||Willie Mullins (IRE)||9/1|
|PU||Fence 14||Weird Al||8||Jason Maguire||Ian Williams||20/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; nse = nose; PU = pulled up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Long Run: