Queen Mother Champion Chase

queen mother champion chase

Introduced 1959
Racecourse Cheltenham, Old Course
Race Distance 1 mile, 7 furlongs & 199 yards
Entry Conditions Horses aged 5 and over
Current Sponsor Betway
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

Year Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
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.


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