The climax of the entire Cheltenham Festival, is the showpiece Gold Cup race, in its traditional slot on Friday 16th March at 15.30 GMT. The winner of this great spectacle is decided on this final day of racing, when nothing can beat the famous Cheltenham Roar, as the horses race up the hill to be the prestigious winner of the Timico Gold Cup Steeple Chase event.
Past great names, such as Desert Orchid, Arkle and Golden Miller and more recent stars like Kauto Star and Best Mate, have all discovered victory in this Cheltenham Gold Cup race. Previous year’s winners were 2017 -Sizing John with jockey Robbie Power trained by Jessica Harrington at (7-1) in a thrilling race with challengers Minella Rocco and Native River, and 2016 – Don Cossack ridden by Bryan Cooper and trainer Gordon Elliot (9-4f).
This year’s Gold Cup favourites are Might Bite with jockey Nico de Boinville and Sizing John, last year’s winner. Trainer Jessica Harrington comments that Sizing John is well on track to defend his title. Over the years, this meeting has given so many incredible stories and great champions, this Timico Gold Cup Steeple Chase event is the one that every hurdler or chaser would love to win.