2016 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is one of the Cheltenham Festival’s highlights for amateur jockeys as well as being the longest race run at the festival. The race is run over a distance of 4 miles 1 furlong with entry restricted to 5-year-old and above novices.

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is one of the oldest races at the Cheltenham Festival and has been run more times than any other race at the meeting. The race is known for attracting large fields, with over 30 runners the norm, with winners often going on to perform well in major grade 3 national hunt races.

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National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Winners

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup has produced a number of notable champions. Butler’s Cabin won the race in 2007 before taking victory in the Irish Grand National. 2006 winner, Hot Weld, went on to win the Scottish Grand National and the Betfred Gold Cup.