Friday also plays host to the highlight of the entire Cheltenham Festival and the Gold Cup
crowns the best chaser in Europe over a relentless three mile course.
Won by some of the best horses of all time, victory in the race demands the perfect balance between speed, technique and bravery and it is no surprise that Kauto Star, Denman, Long Run, Best Mate and Arkle are just a few of the horses on the race’s roll of honour.
The Gold Cup is followed by one of the oldest races at the whole Festival - the Foxhunter Chase
. The contest is one of the most prestigious races in the hunter chase division and worth a total of £40,000. It is always fiercely contested and all the top stables from UK and Ireland are represented in the field.
Run over three miles two furlongs, it often goes the way of an experienced chaser who loves to attack his fences when racing.