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The Festival™ supporting WellChild

Gold Cup Day, Day Four of The Cheltenham Festival concludes four incredible days of racing. The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup has created legends in the racing world and 2020 was no different.

 

The greatest chasers in Britain and Ireland line up at 3:05pm every year to be presented the original 1924 Gold Cup. In 2020, Willie Mullins won his second WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo. 

 

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 hurdle, run on the New Course for horses over four. It's run on 2m abt 1f with eight hurdles jumped. It's restricted for juvenile hurdlers and has seen four winners go on to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle. These include Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kribensis, and Katchit, while 2018 and 2019 Grand National winner Tiger Roll won the Triumph Hurdle in 2014.

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Zarkandar

Daryl Jacob

Paul Nicholls

2012

Countrywide Flame

Dougie Costello

John Quinn

2013

Our Conor

Bryan Cooper

Dessie Hughes

2014

Tiger Roll

Davy Russell

Gordon Elliott

2015

Peace And Co

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

2016

Ivanovich Gorbatov

Barry Geraghty

Aidan O'Brien

2017

Defi du Seuil

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

2018

Farclas

Jack Kennedy

Gordon Elliott

2019

Pentland Hills

Nico de Boinville

Nicky Henderson

2020

Burning Victory

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

The County Hurdle is a Grade 3 highly competitive handicap hurdle run over 2m abt 1f. It's open to horses aged five and over, run on the New Course with eight hurdles jumped. 

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Final Approach

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

2012

Alderwood

A.P. McCoy

Thomas Mullins

2013

Ted Veale

Bryan Cooper

Tony Martin

2014

Wicklow Brave

Daryl Jacob

Paul Nicholls

2015

Wicklow Brave

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

2016

Superb Story

Harry Skelton

Dan Skelton

2017

Arctic Fire

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

2018

Mohaayed

Bridget Andrews

Dan Skelton

2019

Ch'tibello

Harry Skelton

Dan Skelton

2020

Saint Roi

Barry Geraghty

Willie Mullins

 

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 race, run over abt 3m on the New Course. With 12 hurdles to jump, it's open to horses aged over four. 

 

It's the ultimate test for the very best long-distance novice hurdlers and was first introduced to The Festival in 2005. 

 
Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Bobs Worth

6

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

2012

Brindisi Breeze

6

Campbell Gillies

Lucinda Russell

2013

At Fishers Cross

6

A.P. McCoy

Rebecca Curtis

2014

Very Wood

5

Paul Carberry

Noel Meade

2015

Martello Tower

7

Adrian Heskin

Margaret Mullins

2016

Unowhatimeanharry

8

Noel Fehily

Harry Fry

2017

Penhill

6

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

2018

Kilbricken Storm

7

Harry Cobden

Colin Tizzard

2019

Minella Indo

6

Rachael Blackmore

Henry de Bromhead

2020

Monkfish

6

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

 St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase is run over the same course and distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but is restricted to amateur jockeys.  

 

The race is open to horses aged five and older, run over a distance of 3m abt 2½ f with 22 fences jumped. 

 
Previous winners:

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Zemsky

8

Derek O'Connor

Ian Ferguson

2012

Salsify

7

Colman Sweeney

Roger Sweeney

2013

Salsify

8

Colman Sweeney

Roger Sweeney

2014

Tammys Hill

9

James Smyth

Liam Lennon

2015

On The Fringe

10

Nina Carberry

Enda Bolger

2016

On The Fringe

11

Nina Carberry

Enda Bolger

2017

Pacha Du Polder

10

Bryony Frost

Paul Nicholls

2018

Pacha Du Polder

11

Harriet Tucker

Paul Nicholls

2019

Hazel Hill

11

Alex Edwards

Philip Rowley

2020

It Came to Pass

10

Maxine O'Sullivan

Eugene O'Sullivan

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle is the final race of The Cheltenham Festival. It's a race for conditional jockeys and for horses aged four and older. It's run on the New Course, over a distance of 2m abt 4½ f with nine hurdles jumped. 

 

The race is named after Martin Pipe, who was a very successful Jumps trainer, with 34 Cheltenham Festival winners. The race was first to run in 2009. 

 

Previous winners:

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

2009

Andytown

6

11-02

Felix de Giles

Nicky Henderson

2010

Pause and Clause

6

11–10

Johnny Farrelly

Emma Lavelle

2011

Sir Des Champs

5

11-06

Emmet Mullins

Willie Mullins

2012

Attaglance

6

11-06

Harry Haynes

Malcolm Jefferson

2013

Salubrious

6

11-08

Harry Derham

Paul Nicholls

2014

Don Poli

5

11-05

Mikey Fogarty

Willie Mullins

2015

Killultagh Vic

6

11-01

Luke Dempsey

Willie Mullins

2016

Ibis du Rheu

5

11-07

Jack Sherwood

Paul Nicholls

2017

Champagne Classic

6

11-03

James Slevin

Gordon Elliott

2018

Blow By Blow

7

11-10

Donagh Meyler

Gordon Elliott

2019

Early Doors

6

11-10

Jonjo O'Neill Jr

Joseph Patrick O'Brien

2020

Indefatigable

7

11-09

Rex Dingle

Paul Webber

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Tuesday's Races

Day One of the Cheltenham Festival with seven races, including the Unibet Champion Hurdle. 

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Wednesday's Races

Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival with seven races, including the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. 

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Thursday's Races

Day Three is home to seven races, including the Ryanair Chase, Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle & Mares' Novices' Hurdle. 

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