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Gold Cup Day, Day Four of The Cheltenham Festival concludes four incredible days of racing. The Cheltenham Gold Cup has created legends in the racing world and 2021 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 2021, Minello Indo’s victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup etched Henry de Bromhead’s name into the history books, as the trainer became the first ever to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same year.

 

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.


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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. 

 

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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. 

 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. 

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. 


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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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