|Racecourse||Cheltenham, New Course|
|Race Distance||Approximately 3 miles & 1/2 furlong|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 4 / Friday 19th March 2021 / 15:30|
|Leading Jockey||Pat Taaffe with 4 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Tom Dreaper with 5 wins|
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight of the four days of racing at the Cheltenham Festival and takes place at 15:30 on the final day.
The Gold Cup is run over a distance of 3 miles and 1/2 furlong at the Cheltenham new course and contains 22 fences to be jumped. It currently awards the highest prize money of all the races taking place at the Cheltenham Festival with a total prize fund of £625,000.
Originally a flat race when it was introduced in 1819, the Gold Cup first featured jumps at the 1924 Cheltenham Festival when the prize for the winning horse was just £685.
Gold Cup Past Winners
|2020||1st||Al Boum Photo||8||10-3f||W P Mullins||P Townend|
|2nd||Santini||8||5-1||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville||Neck|
|3rd||Lostintranslation||8||10-1||C L Tizzard||R M Power||1 1/4 lengths|
|2019||1st||Al Boum Photo||7||12-1||W P Mullins||P Townend|
|2nd||Anibale Fly||9||22-1||A J Martin||B J Geraghty||2 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Bristol De Mai||8||18-1||N A Twiston-Davies||D A Jacob||3 3/4 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Native River||8||4-1||C L Tizzard||R Johnson|
|2nd||Might Bite||9||7-2F||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville||4 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Anibale Fly||8||25-1||A J Martin||B J Geraghty||4 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Sizing John||7||7-1||J Harrington||R M Power|
|2nd||Minella Rocco||7||18-1||Jonjo O’Neill||N D Fehily||2 3/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Native River||7||7-2||C L Tizzard||R Johnson||Short Head|
|2016||1st||Don Cossack||9||9-4||G Elliott||B J Cooper|
|2nd||Djakadam||7||9-2||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh||4 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Don Poli||7||9-2||W P Mullins||D N Russell||10 Lengths|
|2015||1st||Coneygree||8||7-1||M Bradstock||Nico de Boinville|
|2nd||Djakadam||6||10-1||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh||1 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Road To Riches||8||8-1||N Meade||B J Cooper||2 Lengths|
Cheltenham Gold Cup Trends
- 10 of the last 14 Cheltenham Gold Cup winners were priced at 13/2 or less
- 20 of the last 26 Cheltenham Gold Cup winners won their last race before the Cup
Gold Cup Betting Offers
With the Gold Cup being the stand-out race at the Cheltenham Festival, bookmakers generally offer a number of generous betting offers for customers betting on the race. The majority of bookmakers will be offering some sort of Gold Cup betting offers such as free bets, best odds guaranteed, price boosts, extra places and refunds. You will also find that some bookmakers offer enhanced welcome offers for the Gold Cup. These generally have more value than their standard sign-up offers.
Below, we will list the latest Gold Cup betting offers which you can take advantage of during this years Cheltenham Festival.