Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the ultimate prize in steeplechasing and the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival meeting in March.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is held on Friday 17th March 2023.
Past winners include many legends of jump racing including Golden Miller, Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star. It’s the Blue Riband event of National Hunt racing and is the target of the best horses and best trainers in the industry.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup tipsters are saying this year’s race could be the most open it has been for decades.
If you are looking for the latest predictions for this year’s festival check out our updated Cheltenham festival tipster page.
Find out more about The Cheltenham Gold Cup:
- 1 Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 Odds
- 2 Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
- 3 Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Overview
- 4 Famous Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners & Gold Cup History
- 5 Key Cheltenham Gold Cup Trials
- 6 Best Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Offers 2023
- 7 Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Winners
- 8 Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Result
- 9 Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Trends
- 10 Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Gold Cup
- 11 Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Stats
- 12 Betting on the Gold Cup Chase
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- 13 Frequently Asked Questions about The Cheltenham Gold Cup
- 14 Frequently Asked Questions
- 15 Summary of The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase
- 16 Other Cheltenham Festival Articles
- 17 Resources
- 18 Keywords covered
Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 Odds
|3.30 Cheltenham (Race 4) - BOG
6 Galopin Des Champs
2 A Plus Tard
9 Noble Yeats
1 Ahoy Senor
8 Minella Indo
12 Sounds Russian
11 Royale Pagaille
5 Eldorado Allen
Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
Here are the tips for the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup by our specialist Cheltenham gold cup tipster:
- 2 points to win on GALOPIN DES CHAMPS
- One point each way for BRAVEMANSGAME
Some of the important players that are expected to line up will be racing through the year. So make sure to watch how all the horses perform or place ante-post betting odds wagers soon to seek value.
Check out our Cheltenham horse racing betting tips page if you are looking for more racing tips for events at Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Overview
The Gold Cup is traditionally held on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival, as you imagine it is run at the stunning Cheltenham racecourse, one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world.
The Gold Cup takes place over three and a quarter miles with 22 fences to be jumped. The famous uphill finish makes this a thorough test of stamina for the top chasers in Britain and Ireland; it is the ultimate National Hunt chase where the champion of the season is crowded.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup trophy is one that all owners, jockeys and trainers want to win – it is the pinnacle of National Hunt racing.
Famous Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners & Gold Cup History
The Gold Cup was first run as a three-mile flat race in 1819 with victory going to Spectre. It did not become a steeplechase until over a century later when Red Splash took the prize in 1924.
Golden Miller jumped his way into the record books with an incredible five consecutive Gold Cup victories between 1932 and 1936. His other wins include the 1934 Grand National and he is still regarded by many as the greatest steeplechaser of all time.
Others would argue that Arkle is worthy of that title, a brilliant winner of the Gold Cup in 1964, 1965 and 1966. Timeform rated Arkle on 212, a massive 21lbs higher than rival Mill House and two-time winner Kauto Star.
There have been few more popular winners than the Irish mare Dawn Run in 1986. There were jubilant scenes as Jonjo O’Neill drove her up the Cheltenham hill, becoming the first horse in history to win both the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup.
Desert Orchid was a great favourite with the public, a dashing front-running grey trained by David Elsworth. Many doubted his ability to stay the Gold Cup distance after heavy rain turned the going soft in 1989. He produced one of the most famous Gold Cup finishes in history when fighting back to overhaul Yahoo on the run-in under Simon Sherwood.
Best Mate completed a hat-trick of victories for Henrietta Knight and jockey Jim Culloty between 2002 and 2004.
Kauto Star became the first horse in history to regain his crown with success in 2007 and 2009. He had been beaten by stable companion Denman in 2008 in another epic renewal of this famous race.
Check out our list of the best Gold Cup Winners, we look at Cheltenham Gold Cup winners from the past and recent history.
Key Cheltenham Gold Cup Trials
The Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and runners from the previous year set the standard for form guides. Barring injury, the winner and placed horses are likely to be aimed at this race all season.
Al Boum Photo was skilfully handled by trainer Willie Mullins, winning the Savills Chase at Tramore on New Years’ Day prior to his two Gold Cups with victories in 2019 and 2020.
The established chasers will face the challenge of rising stars from the novice ranks. The RSA Chase has produced several future Gold Cup winners including Denman (2007), Bobs Worth (2012) and Lord Windermere (2013). Native River (2018) won the Gold Cup a year after finishing third in the RSA and won the Denman Chase at Newbury on his way to the festival.
Sizing John won the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown before his win for Jessica Harrington in 2017, the first horse to complete the double since Imperial Call (trained by Nicky Henderson) in 1996.
The King George VI Chase over three miles at Kempton is second only to the Gold Cup in terms of prestige. However, the shorter distance on a much flatter track does not make it an ideal trial for Cheltenham.
Best Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Offers 2023
Cheltenham Gold Cup odds are available throughout the year and it is one of the top betting races of the National Hunt season.
Bookmakers update Gold Cup prices immediately after each of the main trials.
In recent years, they have offered “non-runner – no bet” on the Gold Cup in the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival. They can also offer enhanced each-way betting down to sixth place.
Here are the Best Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers March 2023:
- Ladbrokes £20 Free Bets Cheltenham Gold Cup betting bonus
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- Coral £20 Free Bets Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offer
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- Betfred £60 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting bonus
- Betbull £50 Free Bets Cheltenham Gold Cup welcome bonus
Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Winners
|Date||Winner||SP||Age||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Field||2nd and 3rd||Time||Ref.|
|12-03-1924 1924, 12 March||Red Splash||1005 5/1||5||Dick Rees||Fred Withington||Maj. Humphrey Wyndham||9||2nd. (hd) Conjuror II 7/13rd. (nk) Gerald L. 5/1||Not taken|||
|11-03-1925 1925, 11 March||Ballinode†||1003 3/1||9||Ted Leader||Frank Morgan (IRE)||Christopher Bentley||4||2nd. (5 L) Alcazar 8/13F3rd. (dst) Patsey 10/1||729607:29.6|||
|9-03-19261926, 9 March||Koko||1010 10/1||8||Tim Hamey||Alfred Bickley||Frank Barbour||8||2nd. (4 L) Old Tay Bridge 3/13rd. (5 L) Ruddyglow 6/5F||711007:11.0|||
|8-03-19271927, 8 March||Thrown In||1010 10/1||11||Mr Hugh Grosvenor||Owen Anthony||2nd Lord Stalbridge||8||2nd. (2 L) Grakle 5/13rd. (1+1⁄2) Silvo 13/8F||728007:28.0|||
|13-03-19281928, 13 March||Patron Saint||1003.5 7/2||5||Dick Rees||Stanley Harrison||F. W. Keen||7||2nd. (4 L) Vive 8/13rd. (2 L) Koko 4/5F||729607:29.6|||
|12-03-19291929, 12 March||Easter Hero||1001.75 7/4F||9||Dick Rees||Jack Anthony||John Hay Whitney||10||2nd. (20 L) Lloydie 100/9 3rd. (2 L) Grakle 11/4||657006:57.0|||
|11-03-19301930, 11 March||Easter Hero||1000.7272727273 8/11F||10||Tommy Cullinan||Jack Anthony||John Hay Whitney||4||2nd. (20 L) Grakle 10/1 3rd. (dist) Gib 13/8||706007:06.0|||
|1-03-19321932, 1 March||Golden Miller||1006.5 13/2||5||Ted Leader||Basil Briscoe||Dorothy Paget||6||2nd. (4 L) Inverse 8/1 3rd. (dist) Aruntius 20/1||733407:33.4|||
|7-03-19331933, 7 March||Golden Miller||1000.5714285714 4/7F||6||Billy Stott||Basil Briscoe||Dorothy Paget||7||2nd. (10 L) Thomond II 11/4 3rd. (5 L) Delaneige 20/1||733007:33.0|||
|6-03-19341934, 6 March||Golden Miller||1001.2 6/5F||7||Gerry Wilson||Basil Briscoe||Dorothy Paget||7||2nd. (6 L) Avenger 6/1 3rd. (6 L) Kellsboro 10/1||704607:04.6|||
|14-03-19351935, 14 March||Golden Miller||1000.5 1/2F||8||Gerry Wilson||Basil Briscoe||Dorothy Paget||5||2nd. (3⁄4 L) Thomond II 5/2 3rd. (5 L) Kellsboro' Jack 100/7||630006:30.0|||
|12-03-19361936, 12 March||Golden Miller||1001.05 21/20F||9||Evan Williams||Owen Anthony||Dorothy Paget||6||2nd. (12 L) Royal Mail 5/1 3rd. (2 L) Kellsboro' Jack 10/1||705207:05.2|||
|10-03-19381938, 10 March||Morse Code||1006.5 13/2||9||Danny Morgan||Ivor Anthony||Dealtry C. Part||6||2nd. (2 L) Golden Miller 7/4F 3rd. (3 L) Macaulay 3/1||635206:35.2|||
|9-03-19391939, 9 March||Brendan's Cottage||1008 8/1||9||George Owen||George Beeby||Jean Smith-Bingham||5||2nd. (5 L) Morse Code 4/7F 3rd. (dist) Embarrassed 25/1||734207:34.2|||
|20-03-19401940, 20 March||Roman Hackle||1001 EvensF||7||Evan Williams||Owen Anthony||Dorothy Paget||7||2nd. (10 L) Black Hawk 20/13rd. (2 L) Royal Mail 100/8||646406:46.4|||
|20-03-19411941, 20 March||Poet Prince||1003.5 7/2||9||Roger Burford||Ivor Anthony||David Sherbrooke||10||2nd. (3 L) Savon 100/30 3rd. (sh) Red Rower 8/1||615606:15.6|||
|21-03-19421942, 21 March||Medoc II||1004.5 9/2||8||Frenchie Nicholson||Reg Hobbs||7th Earl of Sefton||12||2nd. (3 L) Red Rower 3/1F 3rd. (sh) Asterabad 20/1||638006:38.0|||
|17-03-19451945, 17 March||Red Rower||1002.75 11/4F||11||Davy Jones||2nd Lord Stalbridge||2nd Lord Stalbridge||16||2nd. (3 L) Schubert 11/2 3rd. (1+1⁄2 L) Paladin 100/30||616206:16.2|||
|14-03-19461946, 14 March||Prince Regent||1000.5714285714 4/7F||11||Tim Hyde||Tom Dreaper (IRE)||Jimmy Rank||6||2nd. (5 L) Poor Flame 5/1 3rd. (4 L) Red 9/2 April||647606:47.6|||
|12-04-19471947, 12 April||Fortina||1008 8/1||6||Mr Richard Black||Hector Christie||3rd Baron Grimthorpe||12||2nd. (10 L) Happy Home 3/1 3rd. (5 L) Prince Blackthorn 8/1||641206:41.2|||
|4-03-19481948, 4 March||Cottage Rake||1010 10/1||9||Aubrey Brabazon||Vincent O'Brien (IRE)||Frank Vickerman||12||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Happy Home 6/1 3rd. (10 L) Coloured School Boy 10/1||656406:56.4|||
|11-04-19491949, 11 April||Cottage Rake||1000.6666666667 4/6F||10||Aubrey Brabazon||Vincent O'Brien (IRE)||Frank Vickerman||6||2nd. (2 L) Cool Customer 13/2 3rd. (6 L) Coloured School Boy 8/1||636006:36.0|||
|9-03-19501950, 9 March||Cottage Rake||1000.8333333333 5/6F||11||Aubrey Brabazon||Vincent O'Brien (IRE)||Frank L. Vickerman||6||2nd. (10 L) Finnure 5/4 3rd. (8 L) Garde Toi 100/1||700607:00.6|||
|25-04-19511951, 25 April||Silver Fame||1001.5 6/4F||12||Martin Molony||George Beeby||1st Baron Bicester||6||2nd. (shd) Greenogue 100/83rd. (2 L) Mighty Fine 10/1||623406:23.4|||
|6-03-19521952, 6 March||Mont Tremblant||1008 8/1||6||Dave Dick||Fulke Walwyn||Dorothy Paget||13||2nd. (10 L) Shaef 7/13rd. (4 L) Galloway Braes 66/1||702307:02.3|||
|5-03-19531953, 5 March||Knock Hard||1005.5 11/2||9||Tim Molony||Vincent O'Brien (IRE)||Moya Keogh||12||2nd. (5 L) Halloween 5/2F3rd. (2 L) Galloway Braes 33/1||628406:28.4|||
|1954||Four Ten||1016.6666666667 100/6||8||Tommy Cusack||John Roberts||Alan Strange||9||2nd. (4 L) Mariner's Log 20/13rd. (4 L) Halloween 100/6||712207:12.20|||
|1955||Gay Donald||1033 33/1||9||Tony Grantham||Jim Ford||Philip Burt||9||2nd. (10 L) Halloween 7/23rd. (8 L) Four Ten 3/1F||659206:59.20|||
|1956||Limber Hill||1001.375 11/8F||9||Jimmy Power||Bill Dutton||James Davey||11||2nd. (4 L) Vigor 50/13rd. (1+1⁄2 L) Halloween 100/8||642006:42.00|||
|1957||Linwell||1011.1111111111 100/9||9||Michael Scudamore||Charlie Mallon||David Brown||13||2nd. (1 L) Kerstin† 6/13rd. (5 L) Rose Park 100/8||655606:55.6|||
|1958||Kerstin†||1007 7/1||8||Stan Hayhurst||Verly Bewicke||George H. Moore||9||2nd. (1⁄2 L) Polar Flight 11/23rd. (dist) Gay Donald 13/2||655606:55.6|||
|1959||Roddy Owen||1005 5/1||10||Bobby Beasley||Danny Morgan (IRE)||12th Earl of Fingall||11||2nd. (3 L) Linwell 11/23rd. (10 L) Lochroe 100/9||728407:28.4|||
|1960||Pas Seul||1006 6/1||7||Bill Rees||Bob Turnell||John Rogerson||11||2nd. (1 L) Lochroe 12/13rd. (5 L) Zonda 9/1||700007:00.0|||
|1961||Saffron Tartan||1002 2/1||10||Fred Winter||Don Butchers||Guy Westmacott||9||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Pas Seul 100/303rd. (3 L) Mandarin 100/7||649806:49.8|||
|1962||Mandarin||1003.5 7/2||11||Fred Winter||Fulke Walwyn||Peggy Hennessy||10||2nd. (1 L) Fortria 3/13rd. (10 L) Cocky Consort 50/1||639406:39.4|||
|1963||Mill House||1003.5 7/2||6||Willie Robinson||Fulke Walwyn||Bill Gollings||12||2nd. (12 L) Fortria 4/13rd. (4 L) Duke of York 7/1||708407:08.4|||
|1964||Arkle||1001.75 7/4||7||Pat Taaffe||Tom Dreaper (IRE)||Duchess of Westminster||4||2nd. (5 L) Mill House 8/13F3rd. (25 L) Pas Seul 50/1||645606:45.6|||
|1965||Arkle||1000.3 30/100F||8||Pat Taaffe||Tom Dreaper (IRE)||Duchess of Westminster||4||2nd. (20 L) Mill House 100/303rd. (30 L) Stoney Crossing 100/1||645606:41.2|||
|1966||Arkle||1000.1 1/10F||9||Pat Taaffe||Tom Dreaper (IRE)||Duchess of Westminster||5||2nd. (30 L) Dormant 20/13rd. (10 L) Snaigow 100/7||654206:54.2|||
|1967||Woodland Venture||1012.5 100/8||7||Terry Biddlecombe||Fred Rimell||Harry Collins||8||2nd. (3⁄4 L) Stalbridge Colonist 11/23rd. (2 L) What A Myth 3/1||659206:59.2|||
|1968||Fort Leney||1005.5 11/2||10||Pat Taaffe||Tom Dreaper (IRE)||John Thomson||5||2nd. (neck) The Laird 3/13rd. (1 L) Stalbridge Colonist 7/2||651006:51.0|||
|1969||What A Myth||1008 8/1||12||Paul Kelleway||Ryan Price||Lady Lucy Weir||11||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Domacorn 7/23rd. (20 L) Playlord 4/1||730087:30.8|||
|1970||L'Escargot||1033 33/1||7||Tommy Carberry||Dan Moore (IRE)||Raymond R. Guest||12||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) French Tan 8/13rd. (10 L) Spanish Steps 9/4||647406:47.4|||
|1971||L'Escargot||1003.5 7/2||8||Tommy Carberry||Dan Moore (IRE)||Raymond R. Guest||8||2nd. (10 L) Leap Frog 7/23rd. (15 L) The Dikler 15/2||800608:00.6|||
|1972||Glencaraig Lady†||1006 6/1||8||Frank Berry||Francis Flood (IRE)||Patrick Doyle||12||2nd. (3⁄4 L) Royal Toss 22/13rd. (head) The Dikler 11/1||717807:17.8|||
|1973||The Dikler||1009 9/1||10||Ron Barry||Fulke Walwyn||Peggy August||12||2nd. (shd) Pendil 4/6F3rd. (6 L) Charlie Potheen 9/2||637206:37.2|||
|1974||Captain Christy||1007 7/1||7||Bobby Beasley||Pat Taaffe (IRE)||Jane Samuel||7||2nd. (5 L) The Dikler 5/13rd. (20 L) Game Spirit 20/1||705507:05.5|||
|1975||Ten Up||1002 2/1||8||Tommy Carberry||Jim Dreaper (IRE)||Duchess of Westminster||8||2nd. (6 L) Soothsayer 28/13rd. (1+1⁄2 L) Bula 5/1||751407:51.4|||
|1976||Royal Frolic||1014 14/1||7||John Burke||Fred Rimell||Sir Edward Hanmer||11||2nd. (5 L) Brown Lad 13/8F3rd. (5 L) Colebridge 12/1||640106:40.1|||
|1977||Davy Lad||1014 14/1||7||Dessie Hughes||Mick O'Toole (IRE)||Anne-Marie McGowan||13||2nd. (6 L) Tied Cottage 20/13rd. (20 L) Summerville 15/1||713807:13.8|||
|1978||Midnight Court||1002.5 5/2||7||John Francome||Fred Winter||Olive Jackson||10||2nd. (7 L) Brown Lad 8/13rd. (1 L) Master H 18/1||657306:57.3|||
|1979||Alverton||1005 5/1||9||Jonjo O'Neill||Peter Easterby||Snailwell Stud Co.||14||2nd. (25 L) Royal Mail 7/13rd. (20 L) Aldaniti 40/1||701007:01.0|||
|1980||Master Smudge ||1014 14/1||8||Richard Hoare||Arthur Barrow||Arthur Barrow||14||2nd. (5 L) Mac Vidi 66/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Approaching 11/1||714207:14.2|||
|1981||Little Owl||1006 6/1||7||Mr Jim Wilson||Peter Easterby||Robin & Jim Wilson||15||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Night Nurse 6/13rd. (10 L) Silver Buck 7/2||709907:09.9|||
|1982||Silver Buck||1008 8/1||10||Robert Earnshaw||Michael Dickinson||Christine Feather||22||2nd. (2 L) Bregawn 18/13rd. (12 L) Sunset Cristo 50/1||711307:11.3|||
|1983||Bregawn||1003.3333333333 100/30||9||Graham Bradley||Michael W. Dickinson||James Kennelly||11||2nd. (5 L) Captain John 11/13rd. (1+1⁄2 L) Wayward Lad 6/1||657606:57.6|||
|1984||Burrough Hill Lad||1003.5 7/2||8||Phil Tuck||Jenny Pitman||Stan Riley||12||2nd. (3 L) Brown Chamberlin 5/13rd. (8 L) Drumlargan 16/1||641406:41.4|||
|1985||Forgive 'n Forget||1007 7/1||8||Mark Dwyer||Jimmy FitzGerald||Tim Kilroe & Sons Ltd||15||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Righthand Man 15/23rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Earls Brig 13/2||648306:48.3|||
|1986||Dawn Run†||1001.875 15/8f||8||Jonjo O'Neill||Paddy Mullins (IRE)||Charmian Hill||11||2nd. (1 L) Wayward Lad 8/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Forgive 'n Forget 7/2||635006:35.0|||
|1987||The Thinker||1006.5 13/2||9||Ridley Lamb||Arthur Stephenson||Tom McDonagh||12||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Cybrandian 25/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Door Latch 9/1||656106:56.1|||
|1988||Charter Party||1010 10/1||10||Richard Dunwoody||David Nicholson||Smith / Mould||15||2nd. (6 L) Cavvies Clown 6/13rd. (10 L) Beau Ranger 33/1||658906:58.9|||
|1989||Desert Orchid||1002.5 5/2||10||Simon Sherwood||David Elsworth||Richard Burridge||13||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Yahoo 25/13rd. (8 L) Charter Party 14/1||717607:17.6|||
|1990||Norton's Coin||1100 100/1||9||Graham McCourt||Sirrel Griffiths||Sirrel Griffiths||12||2nd. (3⁄4 L) Toby Tobias 8/13rd. (4 L) Desert Orchid 10/11f||630906:30.9|||
|1991||Garrison Savannah||1016 16/1||8||Mark Pitman||Jenny Pitman||Autofour Engineering||14||2nd. (shd) The Fellow 28/13rd. (15 L) Desert Orchid 4/1||649806:49.8|||
|1992||Cool Ground||1025 25/1||10||Adrian Maguire||Toby Balding||Whitcombe Manor Racing||8||2nd. (shd) The Fellow 7/23rd. (1 L) Docklands Express 16/1||647506:47.5|||
|1993||Jodami||1008 8/1||8||Mark Dwyer||Peter Beaumont||John Yeadon||16||2nd. (2 L) Rushing Wild 11/13rd. (7 L) Royal Athlete 66/1||634406:34.4|||
|1994||The Fellow||1007 7/1||9||Adam Kondrat||François Doumen (FRA)||Marquesa de Moratalla||15||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Jodami 6/4F3rd. (4 L) Young Hustler 20/1||640706:40.7|||
|1995||Master Oats||1003.3333333333 100/30||9||Norman Williamson||Kim Bailey||Paul Matthews||15||2nd. (15 L) Dubacilla 20/13rd. (15 L) Miinnehoma 9/1||655906:55.9|||
|1996||Imperial Call||1004.5 9/2||7||Conor O'Dwyer||Fergie Sutherland (IRE)||Lisselan Farms Ltd||10||2nd. (4 L) Rough Quest 12/13rd. (19 L) Couldn't Be Better 11/1||642306:42.3|||
|1997||Mr Mulligan||1020 20/1||9||Tony McCoy||Noel Chance||M. & G. Worcester||14||2nd. (9 L) Barton Bank 33/13rd. (1⁄2 L) Dorans Pride 10/1||635506:35.5|||
|1998||Cool Dawn||1025 25/1||10||Andrew Thornton||Robert Alner||Dido Harding||17||2nd. (1+3⁄4 L) Strong Promise 14/13rd. (hd) Dorans Pride 9/4||639706:39.7|||
|1999||See More Business||1016 16/1||9||Mick Fitzgerald||Paul Nicholls||Barber / Keighley||12||2nd. (1 L) Go Ballistic 66/13rd. (17 L) Florida Pearl 5/2F||641906:41.9|||
|2000||Looks Like Trouble||1004.5 9/2||8||Richard Johnson||Noel Chance||Tim Collins||12||2nd. (5 L) Florida Pearl 9/23rd. (nck) Strong Promise 20/1||630306:30.3|||
|2002||Best Mate||1007 7/1||7||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight||Jim Lewis||18||2nd. (1+3⁄4 L) Commanche Court 25/13rd. (8 L) See More Business 40/1||650106:50.10|||
|2003||Best Mate||1001.625 13/8F||8||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight||Jim Lewis||15||2nd. (10 L) Truckers Tavern 33/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Harbour Pilot 40/1||639006:39.10|||
|2004||Best Mate||1000.7272727273 8/11F||9||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight||Jim Lewis||10||2nd. (1⁄2 L) Sir Rembrandt 33/13rd. (1+1⁄4 L) Harbour Pilot 20/1||642606:42.60|||
|2005||Kicking King||1004 4/1F||7||Barry Geraghty||Tom Taaffe (IRE)||Conor Clarkson||15||2nd. (5 L) Take The Stand 25/13rd. (8 L) Sir Rembrandt 12/1||642906:42.90|||
|2006||War of Attrition||1007.5 15/2||7||Conor O'Dwyer||Mouse Morris (IRE)||Gigginstown House Stud||22||2nd. (2+1⁄2 L) Hedgehunter 16/13rd. (7 L) Forget The Past 9/1||631706:31.70|||
|2007||Kauto Star||1001.25 5/4F||7||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Clive D. Smith||15||2nd. (2+1⁄2 L) Exotic Dancer 9/23rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Turpin Green 40/1||640466:40.46|||
|2008||Denman||1002.25 9/4||8||Sam Thomas||Paul Nicholls||Barber / Findlay||12||2nd. (7 L) Kauto Star 10/11f3rd. (shd) Neptune Collonges 25/1||647846:47.84|||
|2009||Kauto Star||1001.75 7/4F||9||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Clive D. Smith||16||2nd. (13 L) Denman 7/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Exotic Dancer 8/1||644956:44.95|||
|2010||Imperial Commander||1007 7/1||9||Paddy Brennan||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Our Friends in the North||11||2nd. (7 L) Denman 4/13rd. (23 L) Mon Mome 50/1||643906:43.90|||
|2011||Long Run||1003.5 7/2F||6||Mr Sam Waley-Cohen||Nicky Henderson||Robert Waley-Cohen||13||2nd. (7 L) Denman 8/13rd. (4 L) Kauto Star 5/1||629706:29.70|||
|2012||Synchronised||1008 8/1||9||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O'Neill||J. P. McManus||14||2nd. (2+1⁄4 L) The Giant Bolster 50/13rd. (3⁄4 L) Long Run 7/4f||636196:36.19|||
|2013||Bobs Worth||1002.75 11/4F||8||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson||The Not Afraid Partnership||9||2nd. (7 L) Sir Des Champs 4/13rd. (2+3⁄4 L) Long Run 7/2||705067:05.06|||
|2014||Lord Windermere||1020 20/1||8||Davy Russell||Jim Culloty (IRE)||Dr. Ronan Lambe||13||2nd. (shd) On His Own 16/13rd. (3⁄4 L) The Giant Bolster 14/1||643886:43.88|||
|2015||Coneygree||1007 7/1||8||Nico de Boinville||Mark Bradstock||The Max Partnership||16||2nd. (1+1⁄2 L) Djakadam 10/13rd. (2 L) Road To Riches 8/1||642506:42.50|||
|2016||Don Cossack||1002.25 9/4F||9||Bryan Cooper||Gordon Elliott (IRE)||Gigginstown House Stud||9||2nd. (4+1⁄2 L) Djakadam 9/23rd. (10 L) Don Poli 9/2||635006:35.00|||
|2017||Sizing John||1007 7/1||7||Robbie Power||Jessica Harrington (IRE)||Ann & Alan Potts||13||2nd. (2+3⁄4 L) Minella Rocco 18/13rd. (shd) Native River 7/2||636106:36.10|
|2018||Native River||1005 5/1||8||Richard Johnson||Colin Tizzard||Brocade Racing||15||2nd. (4+1⁄2 L) Might Bite 4/1F3rd. (4 L) Anibale Fly 33/1||702607:02.60|
|2019||Al Boum Photo||1012 12/1||7||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins (IRE)||Mrs J Donnelly||16||2nd. (2+1⁄2 L) Anibale Fly 22/13rd. (3+3⁄4 L) Bristol de Mai 18/1||639066:39.06|
|2020||Al Boum Photo||1003.3333333333 100/30F||8||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins (IRE)||Mrs J Donnelly||12||2nd. (nk) Santini 5/13rd. (1+1⁄4 L) Lostintranslation 10/1||650386:50.38|
|2021||Minella Indo||1009 9/1||8||Jack Kennedy||Henry De Bromhead (IRE)||Barry Maloney||12||2nd. (1+1⁄4 L) A Plus Tard 100/303rd. (4+1⁄4 L) Al Boum Photo 9/4F||635456:45.35|
|2022||A Plus Tard||1003 3/1F||8||Rachael Blackmore||Henry De Bromhead (IRE)||Cheveley Park Stud||11||2nd. (15+0⁄0 L) Minella Indo 6/13rd. (2+1⁄2 L) Protektorat 11/1||6:41.75|
|2023||Galopin Des Champs||1001.4 7/5F||7||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins (IRE)||Mrs Audrey Turley||13||2nd. (7 L) Bravemansgame 6/13rd. (6+1⁄2 L) Conflated 22/1||6:45.46|
Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Result
🏆 A Plus Tard wins the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup 🏆
Another massive win for @rachaelblackmor! #CheltenhamFestival | #ITVRacing pic.twitter.com/rcUkYEqkBC
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 18, 2022
Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Trends
Favourites have a mixed recent record in the Gold Cup, Al Boum Photo (100-30 in 2020) becoming the fourth winning favourite in ten seasons since 2011. Long Run (2011), Bobs Worth (2013) and Don Cossack (2016) were the other successful favourites during that period.
The shortest-priced winner in history was Arkle who returned at 1-10 favourite in 1966.
Major shocks are rare in this race, although Lord Windermere returned at 20-1 in 2014.
The biggest shock result came in 1990 when Norton’s Coin won at 100-1, one of only three horses trained by Welsh dairy farmer Sirrel Griffiths.
Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Gold Cup
Michael Dickinson’s remarkable achievement of saddling the first five home in 1983 is most unlikely to be repeated. Bregawn won under Graham Bradley and was followed by stable companions Captain John, Wayward Lad, Silver Buck and Ashley House.
Irish trained horses have a very good recent record, taking five of the seven renewals between 2014 and 2020.
Willie Mullins had been trying for over twenty years to win the Gold Cup prior to Al Boum Photo’s back-to-back victories in 2019 and 2020.
Paul Nicholls has won the race four times, the most recent being Kauto Star (2009).
Pat Taaffe is the winning-most jockey in the history of the race with four wins, three of those aboard Arkle.
Paul Townend won on Al Boum Photo in 2019 and 2020 and will be hoping to emulate Jim Culloty who rode a hat-trick of wins aboard Best Mate.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Stats
- The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England.
- It is the feature race of the week.
- The race is open to horses aged five years and older and is run over a distance of 3 miles, 2 furlongs and about 70 yards (5,331 metres).
- The race was first run in 1924 and has been won by some of the greatest steeplechasers in history, including Arkle, Golden Miller (the most successful horse winning 5 times), Best Mate and Kauto Star. Other big names include See More Business and Denman.
- The current record time for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is 6 minutes, 19.1 seconds, set by Best Mate in 2002.
- The most successful jockey in the history of the race is Pat Taaffe, who won it four times between 1956 and 1964.
- The most successful trainer in the history of the race is Tom Dreaper, who won it six times between 1946 and 1969.
- Previous form at Cheltenham is a definite plus factor for Gold Cup winners.
- Proven stamina in order to get the Gold Cup distance (3mile 2f) is also vital with most previous winners having won over three miles or further. It takes a class horse to win this race.
- Most past winners were officially rated 166 or higher and had at least one previous Grade 1 victory to their credit.
- You also need a safe jumper to navigate Cheltenham’s stiff fences and most previous winners had raced at least seven times over fences.
- Experience is a key factor when assessing your Cheltenham Gold Cup tips. Most winners had at least seven races over fences before winning the race.
- The age group from 7 to 9 has dominated the Gold Cup winners in recent times. Long Run (2011) was the first six-year-old to win since Mill House in 1963. Cool Dawn was the last ten-year-old to be successful in 1998.
- Only four mares have ever won the Gold Cup, the most recent being Dawn Run in 1986.
- Often horses that have run well in the King George VI Chase and Betfair Chase run well here.
- Coneygree became the first novice chaser to win for forty years when successful in 2015. Gold Cup Winners tend to have a good level of experience of jumps.
- Rachael Blackmore was the first female jockey to win the race in 2022.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cheltenham Gold Cup
Frequently Asked Questions
Can mares run in the Gold Cup?
Mares can run on the Gold Cup, it is open to both geldings and mares, in fact, Dawn Run is widely considered to be one of the best winners of all time.
What horses are running in Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The horse running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup is shown on our page, along with their odds.
Aiming to run in the race is normally months and years in the planning. Betting normally starts a year ahead, straight after that years running. The picture becomes much clearer the closer to the race you get. Normally a few weeks out the main horses and betting is all in place.
How many horses are in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The number of horses in the Gold Cup differ from year to year – an average field size is about 10. It is always more about quality rather than quantity.
How much are Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets?
Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets start from £40 normally.
To find more about Cheltenham Gold Cup tickets visit here.
What is the prize money for winning the Gold Cup?
The prize money for the winner of The Gold Cup is £350,000, with the overall prize pool being £625,000.
Summary of The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is simply one of the greatest horseraces in the world and only the best win this race; regarded as the pinnacle of jump racing and the feature race of the whole week, held on the final day of The Festival.
The role of honour is full of great names from Arkle through to Best Mate. It has also produced some of the most famous races in history such as Michael Dickinson’s famous five and Desert Orchid’s heroic victory. The winners become household names.
Can Minella Idaho or Al Boum Photo regain it? Or will Al Boum Photo defend? Or will a new champion emerge? Time will tell.
Ruby Walsh who is seen by many as the best Cheltenham gold cup tipster is saying the race is the most open it has ever been and going to be a great race to see how it pans out.
It provides a fitting climax to the Cheltenham Festival 2023 and no racing fan will want to miss it.
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