The first of two superb days of Jump racing which was previously known as The Hennessy Gold Cup kicks off the most-high profile meeting of the season. Winners on the day last year included Jenkins, Clan des Obeaux and Unowhatimeanharry who followed in the footsteps of Big Buck’s, Inglis Drever and Thistelcrack in landing the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle.
Newbury’s most significant Jump fixture reaches its climax with an outstanding day of Jump racing. Racing legends such as Arkle, Mill House, Burrough Hill Lad and more recently Denman have tasted success on this day in the past.
2016 saw a big-race treble for the all-conquering Dorset team of Colin Tizzard with Native River, Thistlecrack and Ultragold all landing the spoils on a memorable day.
It is always one of the highlights of the winter social calendar and with an electric atmosphere and live music after racing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.