Foxhunter Chase Tips

Following on from the Gold Cup on Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival is the historic Foxhunter Chase.

Run over the same trip at the Gold Cup, the Foxhunters provides amateur jockeys and point-to-point trainers the chance to score a Festival win.

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2021 Foxhunter Chase Tips

We'll cover the Foxhunter Chase in the weeks building up to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Foxhunter Chase Key Facts


DateFriday March 19, 2021
Time4:10pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance3m 2 1/2 f
StatusClass 2
Prize Money£45,000
Age5YO+

Foxhunter Chase History

Often referred to as the "amateur Gold Cup", the Foxhunter Chase actually predates the Gold Cup itself, having first been run in 1904.

The race is only open to amateur jockeys, and point-to-point trainers often throw their best horses into the mix.

Only horses who've previously finished first or second in a recognised Hunter Chase, or have won two open point-to-point contests will be allowed to enter.

One of the most famous Foxhunter Chase winners ever was Halloween. After winning at Cheltenham in 1951, Halloween went on to win the Group One King George VI Chase at Kempton twice.

Nine horses have managed to win the Foxhunter Chase twice. The most recent back-to-back winner was Pacha Du Polder, who scored in 2017 and '19.

Those were the third and fourth victories for Paul Nicholls, making him the joint winning-most trainer in the Foxhunter Chase, alongside Richard Barber.

In 2020, the father-daughter team of Eugene and Maxine O'Sullivan claimed a surprise victory with It Came To Pass, who went off at a staggering 66/1.

Foxhunter Chase Cheltenham 2020 FAQs

When is the Foxhunter Chase Cheltenham 2020?

The Foxhunter Chase is the fifth race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 19th. It is restricted to amateur jockeys and for this reason is often referred to as the amateurs’ Gold Cup.

What time is the Foxhunter Chase?

The Foxhunter Chase Cheltenham 2020 is due off at 4.10pm on Friday, March 19th 2020. It is the race following the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Who will win the Foxhunter Chase?

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Who won the Foxhunter Chase?

66/1 shot It Came To Pass won the 2020 Foxhunter Chase by ten lengths.

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