Festival race times, TV coverage, max field sizes, declarations info

THE FESTIVAL 2012 

NB Races in bold have 48 hours declaration stage – remainder, 24 hours.

Champion Day – Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (Old Course)

Distance Prize Money TV Max Decs
1.30 William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One) 2m 110y £100,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
2.05 Racing Post Arkle Chase (Grade One) 2m £130,000 C4/RUK

20

24 hr
2.40 JLT Specialty Chase (Handicap) Grade Three) 3m 110y £75,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle (Grade One) 2m 110y £370,000 C4/RUK

28

48 hr
4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Handicap) 3m 7f £40,000 C4/RUK

16

24 hr
4.40 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (Grade Two) 2m 4f £70,000 RUK

24

24 hr
5.15 Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed) 2m 4f 110y

Total

£50,000

£835,000

RUK

20

24 hr

Ladies Day – Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (Old Course)

Distance Prize Money TV Max Decs
1.30 Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase (Amateurs) 4m £75,000 C4/RUK

20

24 hr
2.05 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One) 2m 5f £100,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
2.40 RSA Chase (Grade One) 3m 110y £130,000 C4/RUK

20

24 hr
3.20 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade One) 2m £320,000 C4/RUK

24

48 hr
4.00 Coral Cup (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade Three) 2m 5f £70,000 C4/RUK

28

24 hr
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three) 2m 110y £60,000 RUK

24

24 hr
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade One) 2m 110yTotal £55,000£810,000 RUK

24

24 hr

St Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 15, 2012 (New Course)

Distance Prize Money TV Max Decs
1.30 Jewson Novices’ Chase (Grade Two) 2m 4f £90,000 C4/RUK

20

24 hr
2.05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Listed) 3m £70,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
2.40 Ryanair Chase (Grade One) 2m 5f £260,000 C4/RUK

24

48 hr
3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade One) 3m £260,000 C4/RUK

24

48 hr
4.00 Byrne Group Plate (Handicap Chase) (Grade Three) 2m 5f £75,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateurs) 3m 1f 110y £50,000 RUK

24

24 hr
5.15 St Patrick’s Derby (Charity Race) 1m 5fTotal £805,000 RUK

Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 16, 2012 (New Course)

Distance Prize Money TV Max Decs
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade One) 2m 1f £100,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
2.05 Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three) 2m 1f £70,000 C4/RUK

28

24 hr
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One) 3m £100,000 C4/RUK

20

24 hr
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Chase) (Grade One) 3m 2f 110y £500,000 C4/RUK

24

48 hr
4.00 Christie’s Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup (Amateurs) 3m 2f 110y £35,000 C4/RUK

24

24 hr
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y £45,000 RUK

24

24 hr
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase (Handicap) (Grade Three) 2m 110yTotal £75,000£925,000 RUK

24

24 hr

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY 2012 – £3,375,000 (average of £125,000 per race)

About Steeplechasing

Writer, horse-racing fan, cyclist, consultant, entrepreneur. Worked at Aintree, SiS, The Tote, Ladbrokes. Created scoop6. Now run Gamtrain Ltd

Posted on March 7, 2012, in Big races, Cheltenham Festival 2012, General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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