2016 Queen Mother Champion Chase

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race of day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a race that dates back to 1959 when it was first run as the Champion Chase and won by Quita Que, ridden by Bunny Cox. The Champion Chase was renamed the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1980 to mark the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday.

The Queen Mother was also honoured for being a keen patron of national hunt racing throughout her life, and attended the Cheltenham Festival past her 100th birthday. The Queen Mother also owned and managed a number of national hunt racehorses.

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a Grade 1 steeplechase run over 2 miles on the main racecourse at Prestbury Park. Horses competing in the race are five-years-old and above, and are required to jump twelve fences during the race.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Queen Mother Champion Chase
Antepost Betting (2016) - 15:20
Click red odds to strike a bet
Un De Sceaux 4/7 4/7 4/6 4/6
Vautour 3 5/2 9/4 3
Road To Riches - - - -
Valseur Lido - - - -
Sprinter Sacre 4 9/2 4 9/2
Al Ferof - - - -
Vroum Vroum Mag - - - -
Smashing - - - -
Josses Hill - - - -
Vibrato Valtat - - - -
Village Vic - - - -
Dodging Bullets 10 10 10 12
Special Tiara 12 12 12 12
Taquin Du Seuil - - - -
Gilgamboa - - - -
Sire De Grugy 14 12 12 12
Dynaste - - - -
Felix Yonger 14 14 10 16
Ballynagour - - - -
Champagne West - - - -
Top Gamble - - - -
Annacotty - - - -
God's Own 33 25 20 25
Kings Palace - - - -
Sizing Granite 33 25 25 33
Captain Conan - - - -
Oscar Rock - - - -
Somersby 40 33 40 40
Fine Rightly - - - -
Baily Green - - - -
Just Cameron 66 66 100 100
Twinlight 66 66 66 66

Queen Mother Champion Chase Winners

A victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase is an important achievement in the career of any racehorse. Paul Nicholls’ brilliant Master Minded has come to the fore as the greatest champion in the history of the race in recent years, taking three consecutive race titles.

Pat Taaffe, the legendary National Hunt jockey, is the most prolific of the Queen Mother Champion Chase winners, winning the race as a jockey five times. In recent years young Irish stars Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh have battled Englishmen Robert Thornton and Richard Johnson for the title.

Tom Dreaper is the trainer with the most Queen Mother Champion Chase winners, having trained an impressive total of six winning horses during the 1960s.