The Cheltenham Gold Cup is held on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse in March. One of the most prestigious prizes in National Hunt racing, this Grade 1 steeplchase is run over 3 miles 2½ furlongs with 22 fences to be negotiated along the way.
The race has been won by such famous names as Arkle, Best Mate, Golden Miller, Kauto Star and Denman. In 2015 Coneygree became the first novice to win the race in more than 40 years.
The Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain and the 2016 running has a prize fund of £575,000, courtesy of the race’s new sponsor, Timico.