About the Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the racing calendar, hugely popular and is always a sell-out. The Cheltenham Festival is four days of jump racing with the Gold Cup on the Last day. This year it is on the 18th March. As the home of Jump racing, Cheltenham racecourse hosts an audience of up to 235,000 people at the Festival. The thrilling atmosphere is second to none as some of the finest race horses, jockeys and trainers battle it out for the top spot in this prestigious event. Not only are their reputations at stake but there is also £4.1 Million in prize money!