Three best Cheltenham Gold Cup races
Written by CRM
Thursday, 21 January 2021 05:05
Cheltenham Festival attracts the interest of horse racing fans across the world. It offers the biggest prizes, the finest horses, and the best atmosphere to all the racing enthusiasts. But most importantly, it provides the best opportunity for sports betting, with the Cheltenham tips guide becoming especially popular when the racing event is close. 

1- Denman (2008) 

The rivalry between Denman and Kauto Star became hugely famous in the horse racing world. Both horses were supremely talented and both provided the best spectacle to racing enthusiasts whenever they came up against each other. 

Kauto Star won his first Gold Cup in 2007 and entered the next edition of the prestigious race as a hot favourite. However, Denman was also in good form at that time as he had triumphed at the Lexus Chase, Royal & SunAlliance Chase, and Hennessy Gold Cup in 2007. 

There was great anticipation among the fans as the two Paul Nicholls-trained horses were ready to battle for one of the biggest horse racing honours. The Aintree crowd was treated to a thrilling encounter, with the talented duo putting all their efforts to claim the honours. However, Denman was superb that day and went on to win by an emphatic seven lengths. 

2- Best Mate (2004) 

Arkle immortalized his name in horse racing by achieving a historic treble of Gold Cups in 1966. Since then, many great horses tried their luck in the prestigious competition but none could match his record. It seemed that no modern horse would ever be able to pull off such a feat again but then Best Mate came along and proved himself capable for this huge challenge. 

Best Mate emerged victorious in the 2002 Gold Cup, beating Commanche Court and 1999 winner See More Business. Beef Or Salmon seemed to pose a big challenge for him the following year but a fall at the third fence ended the Irish raider’s bid for the title and hence, he claimed back-to-back wins.  

Best Mate had a brilliant opportunity to emulate Arkle but it proved to be a tough challenge for him in 2004. Both Sir Rembrandt and Harbour Pilot gave a fierce competition but Jim Culloty and Best Mate held on to win by the slightest of margins. 

3- Golden Miller (1934)

Golden Miller was one of the greatest race horses of all time. The legendary Basil Briscoe trained horse won an incredible five consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups. 

However, his most memorable victory came in 1934. Golden Miller not only won the Cheltenham Gold Cup but went on to claim the Grand National too.