Paddy Power Gold Cup Day
This day is the highlight of the first half of the Jump racing season, featuring the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
The Paddy Power Gold Cup has been run every year since 1960 and in that time most of the sport’s greatest names have won the race. The 2012 contest proved to be as exciting as ever, with Al Ferof proving victorious, providing seven-time Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls with his first win in the race in the familiar yellow, red and white colours of John Hales. Also a winner on the card in 2012 was Monbeg Dude, trained locally to Cheltenham and part-owned by rugby player Mike Tindall and his team-mate James Simpson-Daniel.
Aside from the Paddy Power Gold Cup, there are six other highly competitive and valuable contests on one of the best Saturday cards of the entire season.
Gates open at 10.00am with the first race at 12.40pm. The last race is at 4.05pm*.
*All current gate and race times are provisional. Tickets on sale now.