Cheltenham Festival News: Gear up for Gold Cup Day 2020
Cheltenham Gold Cup Day: the superb climax of the Jump racing season stands as arguably the best day’s racing of the year, with a breathtaking atmosphere to match.
It is an occasion steeped in history, elegance and above all, scintillating action.
One of the most sought-after titles in the sport, the Timico Gold Cup, remains the highlight of this treasured racing fixture. It is a contest associated with the industry’s elite, delivering a terrific spectacle that is rivalled by few.
Legends of the sport have paved their legacy in this gruelling three and a quarter mile test, with Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star among the list of esteemed winners.
The Jessica Harrison-trained Sizing John at 7/1, ridden by Robbie Power, became the latest victor in the competition, in a thrilling race that saw him fend off challenges from the industrious Native River and Minella Rocco.
Adding to the feast of festival action on the final day is the exciting Triumph Hurdle. Termed as the biggest race of the season for juveniles, this contest succeeds in attracting a wonderful selection of high-class runners.
Other races of note include the Martin Pipe Hurdle and The Grand Annual Chase.
When is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day?
The festival climax takes place on Friday 13th March 2020, and is set to open its gates at 10:30 am!
A full racecard can be found below:
JCB Triumph Hurdle – 13.30
Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race – 14.10
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race – 14.50
Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase – 15.30
St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 16.10
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race – 16.50
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 17.30
What’s on the menu?
With Eventmasters, you can enjoy wonderful array of foods throughout the course of the event, The day’s menu options can be seen below:
Severn and Wye orange fennel smoked salmon, Driftwood goat’s cheese cream, sea herbsand celeriac remoulade
Salt-baked beetroot with Wensleydale, spiced plum purée, wood sorrel and caramelised walnuts (v)
Rack of Suffolk cross lamb, courgette and carrot ribbons, silky mash, mint salsa verde, yoghurt crumb and red currant jus
Wild mushroom risotto cake, creamy cep sauce, rocket and truffle oil dressing (v)
Chocolate, cherry and almond miso
Cheltenham Cheese Board
Rollright, Bath Blue and Westcombe Cheddar with grapes, apricots, nuts and cheese biscuits
Infused tea and triple certified Arabica bean coffee
Enjoy the finest Cheltenham Festival Hospitality with Eventmasters.
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