As the jumps season officially kicks off again for 2020/21, the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday 14th November is undoubtedly the one everybody wants to win if they hope to kick off the season with a bang.
The BetVictor Gold Cup was first run back in 1960 over the Old Course at Cheltenham. It is a Grade 3 National Hunt Race over two miles and four and a half furlongs. The race is open for horses four years of age or older, who will take on 16 fences during it.
The race has been sponsored by five different parties since 1960, with BetVictor taking over from Paddy Power in 2016. They were only the second bookmaker to sponsor this race.
Biggest Winners in The BetVictor Gold Cup
Five horses share the record for the most wins in the race, which is two. The most recent of which to complete the feat was Cyfor Maltor in 1998 and 2002.
The great AP McCoy is the most successful jockey in the BetVictor Gold Cup with four wins. His first was with Cyfor Malta in 1998 and last was with Exotic Dancer in 2006.
In terms of trainers, Martin Pipe takes the accolade as the most successful. Pipe had a total of eight winners in this race in total. His first was way back in 1987 with Beau Ranger and his last came in 2005, one year before he retired, with Our Vic.
Imperial Commander is the most successful horse in the history of the BetVictor Gold Cup. He won it in 2008 as the Paddy Power Gold Cup then went on to win the Ryanair Chase (2009) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (2010).
Last year’s winner was Happy Diva. She won £90,032 and was priced at 14/1. The favourite was the Colin Tizzard trained Slate House on odds of 4/1 but who fell with two to go.
BetVictor Gold Cup 2020 Odds
The odds for 2020 BetVictor Gold Cup haven’t gone live yet. Once they do we will bring you a full breakdown of the favourites for the race, their form and how we think they will do in the race.