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

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Coral Cup (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle) (Class 1) - 14:50
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Diamond King 10 8 9 9 9
Politologue 10 9 9 9 10
Rock The Kasbah 12 10 12 9 12
Arbre De Vie 12 11 12 12 12
Blood Cotil 12 11 12 12 12
Blazer 14 12 14 14 12
Baoulet Delaroque 14 12 14 12 12
Long House Hall 16 16 12 16 14
Baron Alco 20 16 20 20 20
Hunters Hoof 16 14 16 14 16
Brother Tedd 28 16 25 25 20
Avant Tout 28 25 25 25 25
The Romford Pele 28 25 28 25 28
Call The Cops 33 25 25 28 28
Qewy 33 33 33 33 33
Volnay De Thaix 40 33 33 40 33
Theinval 40 33 33 33 33
Ubak 40 28 33 33 20
Beast Of Burden 40 33 33 40 28
Waxies Dargle 40 28 33 33 25
Days Of Heaven 40 33 33 40 33
Sgt Reckless 40 33 33 33 25
Three Kingdoms 50 40 40 40 40
Commissioned 66 66 50 66 50
One For Harry 66 50 40 40 40
Mister Fizz 150 100 80 80 80

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.