CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL returns on March 14, and so does the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup race.
Last year's winner was A Plus Tard, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A Plus Tard will return for this year's edition of the race and will be hoping to retain the trophy.
However, last year's winner will face some tough competition in the form of Galopin Des Champs and Bravemansgame, who will both be seeking this year's crown.
When is the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
- Cheltenham Gold Cup will be on Friday, 17 March.
- The race will start at 3:30pm UK time.
- You can follow all the action on SunSport's Cheltenham Festival live blog.
What is the prize money for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The prize money for first place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup is a whopping £625,000.
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Which makes the Gold Cup the richest non-handicap chase run in Britain, and the prize is life-changing for many involved.
Just the Randox Grand National prize pot of £1million offers a bigger return than the Gold Cup.
The Champion Hurdle comes in as the second biggest prize up for grabs at the Cheltenham Festival, with the winner receiving £400,000.
Who is running in the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup and who are the favourites?
- Galopin Des Champs – 13/8 (fav)
- Bravemansgame – 6/1
- A Plus Tard – 13/2
- Noble Yeates – 8/1
- Stattler – 9/1
- Protektorat- 12/1
- Conflated – 12/1
- Ahoy Senor – 14/1
- Hewick – 20/1
- Minella Indo – 20/1
- Sounds Russian – 20/1
- Royale Pagaille – 40/1
- Eldorado Allen – 100/1
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*Odds courtesy of Coral and are correct at the time of publication.
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