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When is the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup
  • The 2021 Gold Cup will take place on Friday 19th March
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Cheltenham Gold Cup. (Getty)


When is the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup?


The Gold Cup is the final Grade One race at the Cheltenham Festival. The Cheltenham Gold Cup will be run on Friday 19th March in 2021.

What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?


The Gold Cup is the most prestigious race in all of National Hunt racing. This Grade One race is staged on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival. The Gold Cup is open to all chasers, and is run over a testing trip of three miles, two-and-a-half furlongs.

Where is the Gold Cup run?


The Gold Cup is run at Cheltenham racecourse. The race headlines day four of the Cheltenham Festival.

Who won the last Cheltenham Gold Cup?


Al Boum Photo successfully defended his Gold Cup crown in 2020. Willie Mullins' chaser survived late challenges from Santini and Lostintranslation to become just the second horse in the last 40 years to win back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cups.

Which horses will run in the 2021 Gold Cup?


Willie Mullins star will return to the Cheltenham Festival in March, where Al Boum Photo will attempt to become the fifth horse in history to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups.

Santini and Lostinatranslation will likely square off against Al Boum Photo again in 2021. Champ and Minella Indo, who finished first and second in the 2020 RSA Novicess Chase, will be pointed at the Gold Cup in 2021. Topofthegame and Delta Work are two other names to watch out for.

Where can I watch the Cheltenham Gold Cup?


The 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you'd rather watch the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming


The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup live online:

  1. Visit bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
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  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup History


First staged in 1924, the Cheltenham Gold Cup offers the biggest prize pot for any non-handicap race in jumps racing.

Three-and-a-quarter miles of the hallowed turf at Prestbury Park have to be crossed, and 22 fearsome fences jumps. The uphill run to the line makes the Gold Cup the truest test of class and stamina in all of jumps racing.

Golden Miller will always be synonymous with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, having won the race five years on the bounce between 1932 and '36.

The 1960's were dominated by Pat Taaffe's Arkle, who many people regard as the greatest jumps horse of all time. Arkle won the RSA Chase in 1963, before claiming a hat-trick of Gold Cup wins between '63 and '66.

Tommy Carberry guided L'Escargot to successive wins in the early 1970's. In 1986, Dawn Run became just the fourth mare to beat the geldings and win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Fan's favourites like Desert Orchid, Master Oats, See More Business and Looks Like Trouble all won the Gold Cup.
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