The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup has been around for 160 years. It is a famous British steeplechase race held annually during the Cheltenham Festival which is a four-day festival attracting some of the best horses and jockeys. Some of Britains biggest races happen during the often controversial festival.
The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
The famous steeplechase race is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase for novice riders and for horses over five years. The eligibility of the race also includes the entrant having to have finished two chases in the first four over three miles and upwards.
What Attracts People to the National Hunt Challenge Cup
The race was seen as an important lead up to the Grand National, particularly in the earlier 1900s. There have been several winners that have also gone on to win the Grand National such as Tigeroll which won the race in 2017. Tigeroll went onto win the Grand National in 2018 and 2019. The purse for the race was 125,000 pounds in 2019, and the winner takes away 74,125 pounds. The up and coming champions and possible runners for the Grand National make the race an excellent bet.
People are attracted to other races that happen at the Cheltenham Festival. Races such as the Gold Cup which is held on the last day of the festival has a purse of 625,000 pounds with a first worth 351,688 pounds. Other races with large prizes include the Champion Hurdle which is worth 450, 000 pounds and first is 253,215 pounds. The Cheltenham Festival coincides with St Patrick’s Day making it a very festive and fun event with lots of prize money and betting.
The Cheltenham Festival is part of National Hunt Horse Races which are numerous during the year. The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup and other races are well worth a bet.