The Cheltenham Festival is a National Hunt race meeting which is held every year in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. Cheltenham Racecourse is located near the town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England. The festival which is held over four days attracts over 200,000 visitors annually. It is popular with Irish visitors and attracts some of the best British and Irish trained horses. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most popular race of the festival.
Horse racing at Cheltenham can be traced back to 1815. The race meeting was then held at Nottingham Hill near Cheltenham. The racecourse was moved to Prestbury Park, its current location, in 1831. Today there are two racecourses at Cheltenham and the venue can accommodate 67,500 spectators. The venue hold six race meeting each year, the most popular of which is the Cheltenham Festival.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup was run for the first time in the year 1924 On This Day.
Cheltenham Gold Cup