SECOND perhaps to the Grand National (just), the Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the countries best-loved races.
With past winners including household names such as Arkle, Best Mate, Kauto Star and Mill House, the Grade 1 contest first took place in its current form way back in 1924.
What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt race run at Cheltenham racecourse every year.
It is run over a distance of three miles and two and a half furlongs and 22 fences are jumped during the race.
The race is open to horses aged five years and over and is regarded as the most prestigious of all National Hunt races and is often referred to as the 'Blue Riband' of jump racing.
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When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019?
The 2018 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup will take place on Friday, March 15.
The race is due off at 15.30 and is the final 'Championship' race of the four-day Festival.
Who will run in the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
How can I watch the Cheltenham Gold Cup ?
The race will be shown live on Racing TV and ITV.
We'll let you know all the details as soon as we have them.
How much is the Cheltenham Gold Cup worth?
The prize fund for the Gold Cup is over £600,000!
Last year's winner Native River bagged £369,821 for finishing first.
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What is Gold Cup day schedule?
- 13.30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle
- 14.10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
- 14.50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
- 15.30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup
- 16.10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
- 16.50 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase
- 17.30 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
What are the top tips for the big race?
Gold Cup tips
Templegate – ELEGANT ESCAPE (Click here to compare the best prices and place your bet)
Matt Chapman – NATIVE RIVER (Click here to compare the best prices and place your bet)
Wizard Of Odds – NATIVE RIVER (Click here to compare the best prices and place your bet)
Trends – PRESENTING PERCY (Click here to compare the best prices and place your bet)
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