Every year the Cheltenham Festival brings down the curtain on the National Hunt racing season, attracting over 200,000 people over four days.
The Gold Cup, on the final day of the festival, provides the climax to a thrilling week’s racing and is one of the biggest events on the British sporting calendar
The prestigious Grade One race sees the best horses from the UK and Ireland come together to battle it out for a prize fund of £575,000.
Will the odds-on favourites maintain their good form or can an outsider claim an unlikely win? Last year’s race was poised for a thrilling finish between rivals Don Cossack and Cue Card until the latter fell three from home.
That allowed Don Cossack, partnered by jockey Bryan Coope,r to take the winning post, with Djakadam second and Don Poli third. Can he claim back to back wins? Join Caledonian Travel on a coach break to find out.
In addition to the Gold Cup, the final day at the Festival includes six other brilliant races on the card for you to enjoy, including the Triumph Hurdle, Novices’ Hurdle and Foxhunter Steeplechase.
Study the pre-race favourites in the paddock before placing your bets. Then pick your spot, listen to the ceremonial fanfare echo around the course, join in the famous ‘Cheltenham roar’ as the tapes go up and cheer your tip up the famous hill to the winning post
Away from the track, make sure you experience the course’s world-class facilities before the racing begins. No coach trip to the Gold Cup is complete without have a pint of the black stuff in the Guinness Village whilst you can learn more about the history of the Gold Cup at the Hall of Fame museum.
A day out that all keen racegoers will cherish. Book today.