The Cheltenham Gold Cup is always held on the Friday (last day) of the Cheltenham Festival, the day is also known as Gold Cup Day. Not only is the Gold Cup the Friday show piece race, it is also the whole show piece of the whole Festival.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the main event of the whole Festival, and is one of the 4 Festival Championship races. The other three Championship races are the Champion Hurdle always ran on a Tuesday, Champion Day, the Queen Mother Chase held every year on the Wednesday Ladies Day, and the Stayers’ Hurdle which is the Thursday main attraction on the day known as St Patrick’s Thursday.
2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The race this year is taking place at 3.30pm on Friday 17th March, 2017, and is sponsored by Timico. The official title of the race is The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase. The three main favourites for the race – after the withdrawal of Thistlecrack due to injury, are Native River, Cue Card, and Djakadam, all at around 7/2 to 4/1.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Offers
The Gold Cup is one of the four showcase races of the Cheltenham Festival, which means there will be plenty of offers available in the few days prior to the race. Keep checking back, and as and when the offers become available, we will be posting them here.
The majority of main bookmakers are non runner no bet on the main Cheltenham races, including on the Gold Cup. If your bookie isn’t offering you non runner no bet on this race, then you need to check the likes of bet365 and Paddy Power who are.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Winners
2016 Don Cossack (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Bryan Cooper | Trainer – Gordon Elliott
2015 Coneygree (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Nico de Boinville | Trainer – Mark Bradstock
2014 Lord Windermere (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Davy Russell | Trainer – Jim Culloty
2013 Bobs Worth (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Barry Geraghty | Trainer – Nicky Henderson
2012 Synchronised (8 Years Old) | Jockey – AP McCoy | Trainer – Jonjo O’Neill
2011 Long Run (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Sam Waley-Cohen | Nicky Henderson
2010 Imperial Commander (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Paddy Brennan | Trainer – Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Kauto Star (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2008 Denman (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Sam Thomas | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2007 Kauto Star (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2006 War Of Attrition (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Conor O’Dwyer | Trainer – Mouse Morris