What to look out for on Gold Cup day

Runners and riders make a jump in the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle. Credit: David Davies / PA

It's the last day of the Cheltenham Festival and thousands will be heading to Prestbury Park for the Gold Cup 2016.>The name on everyone's lips for the Gold Cup is Cue Card trained by Colin Tizzard in Dorset.

He claimed the St. Patrick's Day feature race at 3:30 with Thistlecrack so the perfect warm up for today's event, because not only is Cue Card the favourite, but if he wins he will secure a £1million bonus because of two previous wins in big name races.

So could he land a £1million bonus? Colin Tizzard explains what this would mean for his Milbourne Port stables and his family.

The success has already raised his trainer's sporting profile.

Thistlecrack ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore on the way to winning the Ryanair World Hurdle. Credit: David Davies / PA

But it's not just the Gold Cup which will be grabbing the attention of racegoers. >It's what everyone's been talking about and anticipating at this year's Festival - Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton rides in the race immediately after the Gold Cup, and you can guarantee all eyes will be on her to see how she fares.

Victoria Pendleton on celebrates winning the Saddles Hunter Chase at Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset. Credit: David Davies / PA


  • 13.30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle

  • 14.10 The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race

  • 14.50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race

  • 15.30 The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase

  • 16.10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

  • 16.50 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race

  • 17.30 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup