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The Cheltenham Festival


 

was traditionally run over the course of three days, but this changed in 2005 with the introduction of a fourth day. 


There are 25 races overall, with Grade One events including the Champion Bumper, Triumph Hurdle, Ryanair Chase, Supreme Novices` Hurdle, Ballymore Properties Novices` Hurdle, Arkle Challenge Trophy, Royal & SunAlliance Chase, Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and the feature race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

 

Cheltenham Racecourse

is a racecourse for horse racing events, located at Prestbury Park, in the suburban village of Prestbury near the English town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Cheltenham is called the "home of National Hunt racing", largely because it hosts the four-day Cheltenham Festival, held in March of each year and featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

The racecourse has a scenic location, situated in a natural amphitheatre just below the escarpment of the Cotswold Hills, at Cleeve Hill, with a capacity of 67,500 spectators. The racecourse also has its own railway station, although this no longer serves race goers but is rather the southern terminus of the preserved Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. 

The main racecourse has two separate courses alongside each other, the Old Course and the New Course. The New Course has a tricky downhill fence and a longer run-in for steeplechases than the Old Course. Hurdle races over two miles on the New Course also have a slight peculiarity in that most of the hurdles are jumped early on in the race with only two hurdles being jumped in the last seven furlongs. 


 

The Champion Bumper

is a Grade 1 National Hunt flat race in the United Kingdom for four to six-year-old horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 110 yards (3,319 metres) on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. 


 

The Triumph Hurdle

is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle horse race in the United Kingdom for four-year-old novices. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 1 furlong (3,420 metres) on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are eight hurdles to be jumped in the race. 


 

The Festival Trophy

is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs (4,225 metres) on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are seventeen fences to be jumped in the race. 


 

The Supreme Novices` Hurdle

is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in the United Kingdom for four-year-old and above novices. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 110 yards (3,319 metres) on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are eight hurdles to be jumped in the race.


 

Stan James Champion Hurlde

is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race , opened for horses aged four years or older. It is run on the Old Course during the Cheltenham Festival in March. Has a distance of 2 miles and 110 yards and during the race , the horses have to jump over eight hurdes. A race that is dominated in the past years by Ruby Walsh or Barry Geraghty.


 

RSA Chase

is a Grade 1 National Hunt opened for horses aged five or older. It is run during the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Has a distance of 3 miles and 110 yards and there are nineteen fences to be jumped by runners. Most of the winners in the past ten years were aged seven .


 

Queen Mother Champion Chase

is a Grade 1 National Hunt that is run in the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Has a distance of 2 miles and it is addressed to horses aged five years or older. During this race they have to jump over twelve fences. This year the sponsor is Betway. Even it is a race for horses aged five + , since 1959 only one time the winner was 5 years old.


 

Ryanair Chase

inaugurated in 2005, is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase opened for horses aged five or older. Takes place in the third day of the Cheltenham festival. Has a distance of 2 miles and 5 furlongs and during this race the runners have to jump over seventeen fences. So far no 5 years old horse won this race. Most of the winner were aged 7 or 8.


 

Ladbrokes World Hurdle

is the most important race of the St Patricks day. Is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle for horses aged four or older and is run on the New Course of Cheltenham. Inaugurated 1912, has a distance of 3 miles and during the runners need to jump over twelves hurdles. Most of the winners in the past ten years were aged 6. Ruby Walsh ridden Big Bucks won this race consecutively, from 2009 till 2012.


 

Cheltenham Gold Cup

is the most important race of the Cheltenham Festival. Was inaugurated in 1924, has a distance of 5331 metres and it is for the horses aged five or older. During this race there are 22 fences to be jumped. Is one the big races in UK, with a total price money of 575 000 GBP in 2016. The last three winners at Gold Cup were aged 8. Last time when a 5 years old horse won, it was in 1932.


 

Cheltenham Festival Top Jockeys

2015 Ruby Walsh ( 4 )

2014 Ruby Walsh ( 3 )

2013 Ruby Walsh ( 4 )

2012 Barry Geraghty ( 5 )

2011 Ruby Walsh ( 5 )

2010 Ruby Walsh ( 3 )

2009 Ruby Walsh ( 7 )

2008 Ruby Walsh ( 3 )

2007 Robert Thornton ( 4 )

2006 Ruby Walsh ( 3 )

Cheltenham Festival Leading Trainers

2015 Willie Mullins ( 8 )

2014 Willie Mullins ( 4 )

2013 Willie Mullins ( 5 )

2012 Nicky Henderson ( 7 )

2011 Willie Mullins ( 4 )

2010 Nicky Henderson ( 3 )

2009 Paul Nicholls ( 5 )

2008 Paul Nicholls ( 3 )

2007 Paul Nicholls ( 4 )

2006 Paul Nicholls ( 3 )

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