2016 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

The Coral Cup is one of the more recent additions to the Cheltenham Festiva. and was added to the festival card in 1993. The first Handicap Hurdle was won by Martin Pipe’s Olympian in 1993.

The race is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle race and is run on the Cheltenham Racecourse Old Course.

The Coral Cup is open to horses aged five and over and is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs. The race is fast-paced and the quickest winning time was set during the 2000 Cheltenham Festival when What’s Up Boys completed the race in 4 minutes 53.8 seconds.

Coral Cup Betting Odds

Coral Cup Winners

As a handicap event that sees form horses carrying heavy weight, the Coral Cup has never been won twice by any competing racehorse. The most notable achievement in the race by a racehorse was achieved by its first winner Olympian. Olympian won the Coral Cup on the back of the Imperial Cup at Sandown Park, earning his owner a £50,000 bonus.

No jockey has managed to dominate the Coral Cup and ride more than one winner. The most successful trainer in the history of the CoralCup is Martin Pipe who has trained three race winners, including the races’ first champion, Olympian.