The bet365 Festival - Hennessy Gold Cup Day


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Gates Open - 10.00
First Race - 12.20
Last Race - 3.45

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You can feel the anticipation in the air on the second day of the bet365 Festival which features the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup. There is a feast of other top class Jump racing to behold and it is a wonderful social occasion when racegoers dress up in their winter finery.

Run over 3 miles and 2½ furlongs, the £200,000 Hennessy Gold Cup is one of racing’s biggest tests for horse and jockey, won by many of racing’s best loved stars including Mandarin, Arkle and Denman. This year, the trophy will be presented by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

2015 saw Smad Place win in impressive fashion for Alan King, but which horse will triumph at the race’s 60th running? Be there to find out!

There will be music after racing featuring a DJ in the Outside Chance Marquee and Steve Caroll & Megan Rhodes on the Copper King Lawn.

What’s more, share your raceday pics on Twitter or Instagram on the day and you could win an amazing three night break courtesy of Forest Holidays.

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See racegoers’ photos from last year

Please note: There will be a price increase for tickets purchased on the day of the event.

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Order of Running

Time Race Distance
12.20 The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle Race (Listed Race) (Class 1) 2 m 1/2 f
12.55 The bet365 Novices' Steeple Chase (Registered As The Worcester) (Class 1) (Grade 2) 2m 7 1/2f
1.30 The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Memorial Handicap Steeple Chase (0-140) (Class 3) 2m 6 1/2 f
2.05 The bet365 Handicap Hurdle Race (0-150) (Class 2) 2m 4 1/2 f
2.40 The bet365 Intermediate Hurdle (Registered As The Gerry Feilden Hurdle) (Class 1) (Listed) 2 m 1/2 f
3.10 The Hennessy Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3) 3 m 2 f
3.45 The bet365 Handicap Steeple Chase (For The Jim Joel Trophy) (0-150) (Class 2) 2 m 1/2 f
Raceday Info

Good to soft, soft (hurdle) good to soft (chase)

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