In pictures: The best and worst in horse racing 2004

Where: Cheltenham
When: 18 March

The brilliant Best Mate joined an elite list of horses after winning an historic hat-trick of Gold Cups with regular partner Jim Culloty.

The nine-year-old horse, trained by Henrietta Knight, is still winning and is targeting an unprecedented fourth Gold Cup triumph in 2005.

Click below for more images
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10