Where To Bet on the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy

Race Details:

Date: 2025.03.11
Grade: 1
Open To: Novices Five Years and Older
Track: Turf
Length: 3,499 Metres
Location: United Kingdom

The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase is one of the big races at the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase that is open to all novice horses aged five years and older.

The race is run on the "Old Course" at Cheltenham, England. The course is roughly 3,500 metres and is on turf with a total of thirteen fences.

The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy is the second race of the Chaltenham Festival.  Bet on it!The purse for this event should be right around £200,000.


This event pays tribute to "Arkle", a three-time winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the 1960s.

The Arkle Challenge Trophy event replaced the Cotswold Chase in 1969.

Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh are the two leading jockeys in this event, as both have won the event a total of four times.

Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer for this event, as he has trained a total of six winning horses.


2024 Winner:

Horse: Gaelic Warrior
Jockey: P Townend
Trainer: W P Mullins

Previous Winners:

2023 - El Fabiolo
2022 - Edwardstone
2021 - Shishkin
2020 - Put The Kettle On
2019 - Duc des Genievres


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