The Arkle Challenge Trophy is a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase run on the Old Course.
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The latest odds for horses running in the 2017 Arkle Challenge
The Arkle Challenge Trophy is a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase run on Champion Day, the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres) with 13 fences to be jumped.
The Arkle Challenge Course
The Arkle Challenge Trophy replaced the Cotswold Chase in 1969 in honour of Arkle, a three-time winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It was formerly run on the second day of the Festival but was switched to opening day in 1980 and is the second race run on the schedule. Open only to novice chasers, in its first year, the race was worth £1,365 but by 2015 that had risen significantly to £150K.
The Arkle Challenge Trophy is run over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres)
During its running there are thirteen fences to be jumped.
The Arkle often features horses which go on to run and win the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
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