Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain. The Gold Cup first took place in 1924 and since then some of the greats of National Hunt racing have won the race including Arkle and Desert Orchid.

Gold Cup Ten Year Trends

10/10had previously won a Grade One chase
10/10 started in the first three in the betting
9/10had run between two and five times that season
9/10had won a chase that season
9/10had run between five and fourteen times over fences
9/10 had an official rating of at least 166
9/10were aged between seven and nine
8/10had won or been placed at a previous Festival

Trends Analysis

Kauto Star broke some strong trends in 2009 when becoming the first horse to regain the Gold Cup and was also winning with more experience over fences than any winner in the previous ten years.

Long Run also smashed some trends in 2011 when he became the first six-year-old to win the Gold Cup since Mill House way back in 1963!

Nevertheless the Gold Cup is a race where history often repeats itself and as well as the comprehensive list above make sure your selection lined up in the King George at Kempton as seven of the last ten winners ran in the Boxing Day highlight.*

Gold Cup Last Ten Winners

Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
2014Lord Windermere9yoJ CullotyD Russell20/1
2013Bobs Worth8yoN HendersonB Geraghty11/4F
2012Synchronised9yoJJ O'NeillAP McCoy8/1
2011Long Run6yoN HendersonMr S Waley-Cohen7/2F
2010Imperial Commander9yoN Twiston-DaviesP Brennan7/1
2009Kauto Star9yoP NichollsR Walsh7/4F
2008Denman8yoP NichollsS Thomas9/4
2007Kauto Star7yoP NichollsR Walsh5/4F
2006War Of Attrition7yoM MorrisC ODwyer15/2
2005Kicking King5yoT TaaffeB Geraghty4/1F

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