Infographic: The History Of The Cheltenham Gold Cup
Looking for the odds of every Cheltenham Gold Cup winner? Well look no further as today Stephen delivers our Gold Cup winners chart, with every winner and their starting price from 1924 to 2012.
The Gold Cup is the highlight of the entire jump season and has thrown up some fantastic and memorable races in our lifetime. Dawn Run winning with Jonjo O'Neill on top was an emotional victory that united the entire Irish nation in euphoria and carried out many bookmakers. Best Mate's record breaking three timer will struggle to be beaten ever in the modern age, while the battles between stablemates Denman and Kauto Star were symbolic of everything that is special in National Hunt racing.
This year the race looks wide open with Long Run the standard bearer, but not impressing everyone in the King George (form rather let down since by the placed horses), and there remains an impression that an unconsidered "improver" could perhaps upset the older more established "names" at the head of the betting. Perhaps the rapidly improving Silvaniano Conti could be the one, improving from handicap company and being trained specifically for the race now by the in-form Paul Nicholls.
As we approach the big race, take a look back through the history of the event from Red Splash at 5/1 in 1924 to Synchronised at 8/1 in 2012, every winner and starting price for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
If you're looking for the early word on this year's festival, I share my thoughts on each race at bettingexpert's Cheltenham Festival Guide for 2013.
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