Gold Cup

cheltenham gold cup
Introduced 1819
RacecourseCheltenham, New Course
Race Distance Approximately 3 miles & 1/2 furlong
Entry ConditionsHorses aged 5 and over
Current SponsorMagners
Date & TimeDay 4 / Friday 19th March 2021 / 15:30
Leading JockeyPat 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

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
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.