This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
The Thrills and Excitement of the Highlight of The Jump Season
It is said horse racing is the sport of kings, and there is nothing more exciting, thrilling nor royally entertaining than The Cheltenham Festival it is the pinnacle of the jump season, Cheltenham Festival Racing is held in March each year, if you are serious about horse racing or just enjoy the thrills and spills of great races then The Cheltenham Festival is certainly not to be missed.
The finest of horses, trainers and jockeys pit their wits against each other to see who will be crowned supreme and of course pick up the lucrative purses associated with the event and with four days of races it surely is a roller-coaster of adrenaline and excitement as one of the UK’s most prestigious horse racing events of the year.
The prize money up for grabs is second only to the Grand National so every trainer, owner and jockey are out to carve their names in the history of The Cheltenham Festival whose origins go back as far as 1860. Of course the main event is one that is the most famous in horse racing and that is The Gold Cup, which can be almost likened to the ‘Holy Grail’ when it comes to trophies one should have in ones racing wins cabinet. The Cheltenham festival also includes another big chase of the season which is the Foxhunters, run on the Friday over the same course as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and is sometimes referred to as the Amateurs Cup, but regardless of name, still a prestigious race to win.