2013 CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

Irish jockey Barry Geraghty won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on a horse he once owned when favorite Bobs Worth prevailed in stamina-sapping conditions to land British jump racing’s showpiece event on Friday. (Reuters)

Barry Geraghty riding Bobs Worth win The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Source: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Barry Geraghty on Bob’s Worth jump the last on their way to victory in the Chentenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe)

Barry Geraghty and Bob’s Worth pose for photos after victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe)
Nicky Henderson poses with Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth at Seven Barrows Stables on March 16, 2013 in Lambourn, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Bryan Cooper celebrates on Our Conor after winning the JCB Triumph Hurdle on Cheltenham Gold Cup day at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images Europe)

Katie Walsh comes back mud spattered after the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe)

Bryan Cooper on Ted Veale (L) gets ahead to beat Paul Townend on Tennis Cap in the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe)

Bryan Cooper riding Ted Veale (3R) win The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

 Runners approach the second last in The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

The field in the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race head into the country during Gold Cup day at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England. (Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe)