Horse Racing

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over three miles two and a half furlongs with 22 fences and an uphill finish

It’s the blue- riband event of the whole Cheltenham Festival and the race every jockey, trainer and owner wants to win. The winner’s names are not just etched into a trophy but into the minds of race fans for decades to come.

The contest itself is a true test of a chaser because not only does a horse need the ability to jump fluently, but it also needs the stamina to see out the race distance and manage the lung bursting final incline.

Race Details
When:Friday 17th March 2023, 3.30pm
Distance:Three-miles two-furlongs
Race TypeGrade 1 Chase
CourseNew Course
Weights:11st 8lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), (7lb allowance for mares)
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

The highlight of the festival, the highlight of the entire national hunt season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is a race to saviour.

With challenges from the UK and Ireland, horses that have excelled all season long, new faces and old favourites, this race serves it all up for racing fans to enjoy.

What Happened in the Gold Cup 2022?

It was A Plus Tard that took the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning the race for rider Rachel Blackmore, and trainer Henry de Bromhead. Given his triumph in 2021 with Minella Indo, it was two in two years for de Bromhead, who is really becoming a dominant force in UK and Irish horse racing.

Recent Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners

  • 2022 - A Plus Tard
  • 2021 – Minella Indo
  • 2020 – Al Boum Photo
  • 2019 – Al Boum Photo
  • 2018 – Native River
  • 2017 – Sizing John

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

Odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup are available all year round, but the market really starts to heat up from January onwards.

One key element to look out for is the various trial races that take place throughout the season.

A good run here by one of the contenders, or a bad run, may not only affect their odds for the big one in March, but could affect the entire market.


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When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup always takes place on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival. In 2023 this will be on Friday 17th March with an off-time of 3.30pm.

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What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is the fourth race on the card. The official start time of the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup is at 3.30pm. (Local UK time).

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Who won the Gold Cup 2022?

The winner of the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup was A Plus Tard, who was the 3/1 favourite, ridden by Rachel Blackmore and trained by Henry de Bromhead.

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What is the Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race held at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, England. Run over a distance of approximately 3 miles 2 ½ furlongs , with 22 fences to be jumped, the feature race of the four-day Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of Jump racing. The event takes place every year in March during the Cheltenham Festival.
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Where to watch the Gold Cup?

In the UK you can watch the Cheltenham Gold Cup live on ITV or the subscription Racing UK channel. You can also watch Cheltenham races live via the online bookmaker streams. For more information and live streaming links to watch all the Cheltenham races check out the Cheltenham Live Streaming page.
Marius Hrebenciuc

Marius Hrebenciuc

Marius Hrebenciuc is the webmaster for He is also a football enthusiast, an avid watcher of the European leagues.