The top two trainers in the history of Cheltenham are Willie Mullins (61 winners) and Nicky Henderson (60 winners). Both have great chances to add to their numbers at the 2019 Festival. The leading jockey is Ruby Walsh, with 58 winners to date at the Cheltenham Festival. His partnership with Willie Mullins is one to […]
What’s the Prize Money for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The prize fund for the 2019 Gold Cup is a whopping £625,000. In addition, the original Gold Cup will also be awarded to the winner this year after its return to the racecourse. It will be mounted on a plinth bearing the name of every horse to have won the famous race.
The first official Cheltenham Festival was held in 1911. It was originally named the National Hunt Meeting and had regularly changed venue since the first National Hunt Chase was run in 1860. The meeting settled at Cheltenham in 1911 after an agreement between the National Hunt Committee and the Steeplechase Company, and it has remained […]
The Jockey Club expects over 260,000 people to attend the festival over the course of the four days in March 2019. The average attendance is 65,000 per day while the maximum capacity on Gold Cup day is 70,000.