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The Festival™

Day Two of The Festival has another seven races to enjoy. The feature race of the day is The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, a race in which we saw Altior produce a record-breaking performance of 19 consecutive Jump races, including regaining the Queen Mother Champion Chase title at The Festival™.  

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 1 hurdle race run on the Old Course over a distance of about 2m 5f. Horses aged four and older can enter and with 10 hurdles to jump. 

 

It's the premier race during the Jump racing season for novice hurdlers. It's historically been won by Istabraq and Faugheen who went onto win the Unibet Champion Hurdle the following season. 

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2011

First Lieutenant

6

Davy Russell

Mouse Morris

2012

Simonsig

6

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

2013

The New One

5

Sam Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies

2014

Faugheen

6

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

2015

Windsor Park

6

Davy Russell

Dermot Weld

2016

Yorkhill

6

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

2017

Willoughby Court

6

David Bass

Ben Pauling

2018

Samcro

6

Jack Kennedy

Gordon Elliott

2019

City Island

6

Mark Walsh

Martin Brassil

2020

Envoi Allen

6

Davy Russell

Gordon Elliott

 

 

The Brown Advisory Novices' Chase is a Grade 1 Chase run on the Old Course over a distance of 3m abt ½f and open to horses aged five and older. There are 20 fences jumped. 

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Bostons Angel

7

Robbie Power

Jessica Harrington

2012

Bobs Worth

7

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

2013

Lord Windermere

7

Davy Russell

Jim Culloty

2014

O'Faolain's Boy

7

Barry Geraghty

Rebecca Curtis

2015

Don Poli

6

Bryan Cooper

Willie Mullins

2016

Blaklion

7

Ryan Hatch

Nigel Twiston-Davies

2017

Might Bite

8

Nico de Boinville

Nicky Henderson

2018

Presenting Percy

7

Davy Russell

Patrick G Kelly

2019

Topofthegame

7

Harry Cobden

Paul Nicholls

2020

Champ

8

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

The Coral Cup Hurdle is a Grade 3 race, open to horses aged four years or older. It's run on the Old Course over a distance of 2m abt 5f with 10 hurdles jumped. It was introduced to The Cheltenham Festival in 1993. 

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Carlito Brigante

5

10–12

Davy Russell

Gordon Elliott

2012

Son of Flicka

8

10-06

Jason Maguire

Donald McCain

2013

Medinas

6

11–10

Wayne Hutchinson

Alan King

2014

Whisper

6

11-06

Nico de Boinville

Nicky Henderson

2015

Aux Ptits Soins

5

10-07

Sam Twiston-Davies

Paul Nicholls

2016

Diamond King

8

11-03

Davy Russell

Gordon Elliott

2017

Supasundae

7

11-04

Robbie Power

Jessica Harrington

2018

Bleu Berry

7

11-02

Mark Walsh

Willie Mullins

2019

William Henry

9

11-10

Nico de Boinville

Nicky Henderson

2020

Dame De Compagnie

7

10-12

Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson

 

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is a 3m 6f race run on the Cross Country course. It's open to horses aged five years and older who have 32 obstacles to jump. 

 

Previous winners: 

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Sizing Australia

9

10-09

Andrew Lynch

Henry De Bromhead

2012

Balthazar King

8

10-09

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

2013

Big Shu

8

10-05

Barry Cash

Peter Maher

2014

Balthazar King

10

11–12

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

2015

Rivage d'Or

10

10-10

Davy Russell

Tony Martin

2016

Josies Orders 

8

11-04

Nina Carberry

Enda Bolger

2017

Cause of Causes

9

11-04

Jamie Codd

Gordon Elliott

2018

Tiger Roll

8

11-04

Keith Donoghue

Gordon Elliott

2019

Tiger Roll

9

11-04

Keith Donoghue

Gordon Elliott

2020

Easysland

6

11-04

Jonathan Plouganou

David Cottin

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase is a Grade 3 chase run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2m abt ½f with 14 fences to be jumped. Open to horses aged five years and older. It is the oldest race at The Cheltenham Festival, dating back to 1864 when it was run in Andoversford. From the 1900s, the race was run at Warwick, Leicester, and Melton Mowbry before returning to Cheltenham in 1913. 

 

Why is it called Johnny Henderson? The race is named after trainer Nicky Henderson's father. In the early 1960s, he realised that Cheltenham Racecourse was attracting the interest of property developers, and to save its future, Johnny and other Jockey Club members formed the Racecourse Holdings Trust and raised £240,000 to purchase the venue. 

 

Previous winners:

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Oiseau de Nuit

9

10–13

Steven Clements

Colin Tizzard

2012

Bellvano

8

10-02

Paul Carberry

Nicky Henderson

2013

Alderwood

9

10–11

A.P. McCoy

Thomas Mullins

2014

Savello

8

11-05

Davy Russell

Tony Martin

2015

Next Sensation

8

11-02

Tom Scudamore

Michael Scudamore, Jr.

2016

Solar Impulse

6

11-00

Sam Twiston-Davies

Paul Nicholls

2017

Rock the World

9

11-05

Robbie Power

Jessica Harrington

2018

Le Prezien

7

11-08

Barry Geraghty

Paul Nicholls

2019

Croco Bay

12

10-12

Kielan Woods

Ben Case

2020

Chosen Mate

7

11-04

Davy Russell

Gordon Elliott

 

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper is a Grade 1 flat race for horses aged four - six years. The race is run on the Old Course over a distance of 2m abt ½f. 

 

The race was initially called the Festival Bumper when first established in 1992. The Weatherbys Champion Bumper is the most prestigious flat race, in the Jump racing calendar and the only race throughout the meeting in which no obstacles are jumped. Entering in the Champion Bumper is an opportunity for horses who are yet to begin their Jumping career. A race you won't want to miss! 

 

Previous winners:

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2011

Cheltenian

5

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

2012

Champagne Fever

5

Patrick Mullins

Willie Mullins

2013

Briar Hill

5

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

2014

Silver Concorde

6

Robbie McNamara

Dermot Weld

2015

Moon Racer

6

Tom Scudamore

David Pipe

2016

Ballyandy

5

Sam Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies

2017

Fayonagh

6

Jamie Codd

Gordon Elliott

2018

Relegate

5

Katie Walsh

Willie Mullins

2019

Envoi Allen

5

Jamie Codd

Gordon Elliott

2020

Ferny Hollow

5

Paul Townend

Willie Mullins

View the other days races

Tuesday's Races

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

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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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Friday's Races

Gold Cup Day is home to seven races, including the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup & the Triumph Hurdle. 

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