Queen Mother Champion Chase
|Racecourse||Cheltenham, Old Course|
|Race Distance||1 mile, 7 furlongs & 199 yards|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 2 / Wednesday 11th March 2020 / 15:30|
|Leading Jockey||Pat Taaffe with 5 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Barry Geraghty with 5 wins|
The Queen Mother Champion Chase takes place on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival and is considered the featured race of the day. It is run over a course distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs and 199 yards, contains 13 fences to be jumped and is open to horses aged 5 and over.
The race was introduced in 1959 and was originally names the ‘National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase’ up until 1980 when it was renamed The Queen Mother Champion Chase in respect to the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday that year and her support to jump racing.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase has had various sponsors over the years starting from 2007, including betting brands Sportingbet, Betvictor and the current sponsor, Betway.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Past Winners
|2019||1st||Altior||9||4-11F||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2nd||Polotologue||7||11-1||P F Nicholls||H Cobden||1 3/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Sceau Royal||7||16-1||A King||D A Jacob||1 3/4 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Altior||8||1-1F||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2nd||Min||7||5-2||W P Mullins||P Townend||7 Lengths|
|3rd||God’s Own||10||40-1||T R George||P J Brennan||11 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Special Tiara||10||11-1||H De Bromhead||N D Fehily|
|2nd||Fox Norton||7||7-1||C L Tizzard||Aidan Coleman||Head|
|3rd||Sir Valentino||8||33-1||T R George||P J Brennan||6 lengths|
|2016||1st||Sprinter Sacre||10||5-1||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2nd||Un De Sceaux||8||4-6||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh||3 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Special Tiara||9||16-1||H De Bromhead||N D Fehily||Nose|
|2015||1st||Dodging Bullets||7||9-2||P F Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2nd||Somersby||11||33-1||M R Channon||B S Hughes||1 1/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Special Tiara||8||18-1||H De Bromhead||N D Fehily||1 3/4 Lengths|
Queen Mother Champion Chase Trends
- 25 of the last 25 Queen Mother Champion Chase winners have won at the Cheltenham Festival before
- 36 of the last 38 Queen Mother Champion Chase winners were priced at 10-1 or less
- 15 of the last 20 Queen Mother Champion Chase winners were priced at 5-1 or less
- There have only been 2 winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase in the last 37 years which were priced at 11-1 or greater
Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Offers
There are a number of betting offers available throughout Cheltenham due to the increased number of bets placed by punters during this period. There are an estimated half a billion pounds wagered across the four days of racing at the Cheltenham Festival and so bookmakers see this as a great opportunity to gain more customers and to entice their existing customers to bet with them over their competitors.
As well as enhanced sign up offers, there will be various Queen Mother Champion Chase betting offers available as well as betting offers for every other race taking place at the Cheltenham Festival this year. These offers include best odds guaranteed, non-runner no bet, free bets, money back specials, enhanced odds and more.
See below for a list of Queen Mother Champion Chase betting offers which are currently available.