The clock is ticking down to what is our personal favourite race-meet of the British racing calendar, and one that we know many of you also rate highly – it is of course; Cheltenham!
The 4 day event kicks off with Champion Day on March 12th, culminating in the Gold Cup Finale; “Gold Cup Day” on Friday March 15th, which includes of course, the famous 3.30 Gold Cup Chase.
Last year, it was the 5/1, 8 year old Native Winner that took the Gold Cup in 7:02.60 – followed by Might Bite and Anibale Fly.
The year is notable also for the end of Timico’s sponsorship of the race, now sponsored by Magners. The steeplechase race is now closing in on it’s 100th anniversarry, having debuted in 1924
Gold Cup Chase Facts
|Distance||3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 m)|
|Qualification for||5 years old and up|
This year, as always, thousands of race fans will be keen to stream the action live, whether at home, work or on the move, in 2019, this is easily do-able due to selected bookmakers picking up the broadcast of the race as part of their “watch and bet” promotions.
Our favourite provider, as many of you know; is bet365! * With fantastic streaming coverage across platforms (pc, laptop, mobiles, tablets and more!), you’ll be able to watch all the action from Cheltenham unfold live at home, with no PPV charges or apps to install – but please not; it’s for those 18+ only, t&c applies and geo-restrictions are in place. The live-streaming is also not “free” and requires a bet to be placed. We’ve included some handy notes below.
” To watch a race you must place a qualifying bet of at least £0.50 win or £0.25 Each-Way (or currency equivalent) on your selection(s). This applies to single and multiple bet types. “
“In order to access the service and receive good picture quality you will require an active broadband connection. If your PC does not meet the required specification, you may still be able to listen to the race by clicking on the Audio link on our Home page. To find out more about the system requirements needed to take advantage of streaming services view our Live Streaming FAQ. “
“Please note that At The Races streaming is not available to customers in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Belize, Suriname, Bermuda, Guyana or the Caribbean. Racing TV streaming is not available to customers in Australia, New Zealand, Åland Islands, Saint Barthélemy or in Saint Martin. South African Racing streaming is not available to customers in Australia or Pakistan. ”
* 18+ Only, T&C Applies. Geographic Restrictions apply. 50p win or 25p each-way bet on race required to watch.
Tuesday 12th March – Champion Day
13:30 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – 2m 1/2f – Hurdle
14:10 – Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase – 2m – Chase
14:50 – Ultima Handicap Chase – 3m 1/2f – Chase
15:30 – Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy – 2m 1/2f – Hurdle
16:10 – Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) – 2m 4f – Hurdle
16:50 – National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase – 4m – Chase
17:30 – Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase – 2m 4 1/2 f – Chase
Wednesday 13th March – Ladies Day
13:30 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – 2m 5f – Hurdle
14:10 – RSA Steeple Chase – 3m 1/2f – Chase
14:50 – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle – 2m 5f – Hurdle
15:30 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase – 2m – Chase
16:10 – Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase – 3m 7f – Chase
16:50 – Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle – 2m 1/2f – Hurdle
17:30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper – 2m 1/2f – Bumper
Thursday 14th March – St Patrick’s Day
13:30 – JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase – 2m 5f – Chase
14:10 – Pertemps Final – 3m – Hurdle
14:50 – Ryanair Chase – 2m 5f – Chase
15:30 – Stayers’ Hurdle – 3m – Hurdle
16:10 – Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase – 2m 5f – Chase
16:50 – Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle – 2m 2f – Hurdle
17:30 – Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase – 3m 1 1/2f – Chase
Friday 15th March – Gold Cup Day
13:30 – JCB Triumph Hurdle – 2m 1f – Hurdle
14:10 – Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle – 2m 1f – Hurdle
14:50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – 3m – Hurdle
15:30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup – 3m 2 1/2f – Chase
16:10 – Foxhunter Steeple Chase – 3m 2 1/2f – Chase
16:50 – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – 2m 4 1/2 – Hurdle
17:30 – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase – 2m 1/2f – Hurdle
Where is the racecourse?
Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH
Phone: 01242 513014