Wednesday 6 March 2013

Cheltenham Gold Cup Mini Quiz

This Grade 1 National Hunt horse race is run over 3 miles 2 1/2f with 22 fences to be jumped. A steeplechase open to horses five years or older it is the most prestigious of all National Hunt races. This Blue Riband event has a roll of honour featuring household names such as Arkle, Best Mate, Golden Miller, Kauto Star & Mill House. It is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain. 


This bold-jumping grey won the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup but did you know he fell on his first & last start when competing on the National Hunt? Can you name this front runner? 


Name the first horse to ever regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup?  
s bay son of Archive was bred at Ballymacoil Stud, County Meath. He won three Cheltenham Gold Cups in the 1960s. It was rumoured his strength from drinking Guiness twice a day. Who was this true equine star?


The most successful owner of Cheltenham Gold Cup winners is Dorothy Paget. Golden Miller won on five occasions. However, can you name her two other winning horses? 


Desert Orchid, trained by David Elsworth.


Kauto Star won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2007, then lost to stablemate, Deman, the following year. However, he regained his crown in 2009.


Arkle. Recognised as one of the most talented thoroughbreds ever to race. Timeform rated his achievement higher than any other horse to win this contest.


Roman Hackle (1940)
Mont Tremblant (1952)