Cheltenham Gold Cup

Have you ever bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup before?  It is one of the leading races in the National Hunt and is one of the longest races of its kind. The race is currently sponsored by Magners cider and is considered the most prestigious event of its kind.  Want to know more?  Read on!

Details of the Race

  • The Cheltenham Gold Cup has run since 1924, and is classed as a steeplechase
  • It is around three miles and two and a half furlongs long
  • It is open to horses who are at least five years old
  • It is part of the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place in March every year
  • The prize purse for the cup is huge – the winner took away £351,688 in 2019, and the overall fund came to £625,000

Betting on the Gold Cup

Are you looking into betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup?  Now’s your chance. As one of the biggest races in the Cheltenham Festival and in the horse racing calendar, it’s not surprising that betting sites and online bookmakers make a point of listing some big deals for the event.

With that in mind, it may be worth leaving betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup for as long as possible! While the runners and riders for the cup may emerge early, it’s worth holding out until the markets and odds solidify.  Otherwise, you may end up wasting your money on a market or an odd that falls flat!

Latest Online Odds

Want access to the latest online odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?  Make sure to take a close look at a variety of betting sites. You could choose an overall betting exchange, or you could compare different deals and odds from various brands listed on our site.

We want to make sure you have access to the best odds and markets for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.  Therefore, be sure to look around different sites.  There’s nothing to say you have to be loyal to any one brand!  Take up some offers and compare odds from different horse betting brands.  You might end up pulling a fantastic tip out of the bag, who knows?

History of the Cheltenham Gold Cup

As you can imagine, as the Cheltenham Gold Cup has been running for such a long time, it has an incredible history. In its earliest years, it was known as a flat race, though since then it moved to a newer course and was upgraded to a steeplechase.  The Cheltenham Gold Cup switched over to its new turf in 1959.

The winner with the shortest-ever odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup priced up at just 1/10!  Multiple horses have won the cup multiple times, too.  The cup itself, believe it or not, was actually stolen in a burglary back in 2010!  Thankfully, in 2018, the cup was recovered, and since that time, it has come back home.

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The most prestigious winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was Golden Miller, a horse that won the race a record five times between 1932 and 1936.  No horse has come close to that record since, consecutive or otherwise!

The most-decorated jockey at the Cheltenham Gold Cup is Pat Taaffe, who won from 1964 to 1966, and again in 1968.  He won three times on Arkle.

Tom Dreaper is the trainer with the most wins, having trained Prince Regent, Arkle and Fort Leney to victory. The leading owner, however, is Dorothy Paget, who owned Golden Miller, Roman Heckle and Mont Tremblant.  As you can see, the Cheltenham Gold Cup really is anyone’s game – especially in the modern age!

So why not give it a go yourself and bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2020!