Hennessy Gold Cup Horse Racing Betting
Hennessy Gold Cup betting proves as popular as the iconic Grand National betting and Cheltenham Gold Cup betting with every year that passes, as growing numbers of online horse racing betting fans add to their National Hunt portfolio with yet another example of fantastic jump racing gambling opportunities. With all the leading internet sports betting bookmakers committingg dedicated Hennessy Gold Cup betting sections and specific pages to their online presences', the comprehensive range of Betting information made available to virtual horse racing punters as the Hennessy Gold Cup approaches at the end of November each year is staggering. All the very latest Hennessy Gold Cup betting odds, prices and associated markets are flagged up and continually revised day by day as information from the yards, trainers, horse racing industry, pundits and those on the inside filters back to the internet bookies with their ears to the door and nose to the ground.
Hennessy Gold Cup Horse Racing Betting Is Timely Pre-Cursor For King George VI, Cheltenham Gold Cup And Grand National
The National Hunt season brings together horse racing fans in mutual celebration of many key factors converging simultaneously. Some of the best race courses in the UK, the most exciting race formats, horses that are at the peak of their powers and jockeys, trainers and yards excelling in their field all play their part in making October through to April each year cause and reason to pay a great deal of attention to horse racing. Add into this already heady mix the online Horse Racing Betting aspect, and you will understand just why so much money is exchanged during this frenzied period of sports gambling and how the pros stack up favourably against its oft-perceived more glamorous counterpart, flat racing.
Encompassing classics like the Old Roan Chase, Punchestown Festival, The Tingle Creek, The Welsh National, The Hennessy Gold Cup, The Grand National, The Cheltenham Gold Cup and The King George VI Chase, the annual National Hunt calendar is criss-crossed with a gamut of horse racing betting choice for experienced and newbie virtual punters alike. Yet the one race meeting that really provides sought-after pointers as to the jump season's best prospects (with a keen eye to the biggest of the National Hunt season prizes – the Cheltenham Gold Cup and The Grand National), is the November-run Hennessy Gold Cup.
Hennessy Family Association Ensures Cognac Gold Cup Is Longest-Serving Sponsorship Deal In Modern Day Jump Racing
Founded as a steeplechase event back in 1957, that first running of the Hennessy Gold Cup (as the centrepiece of the larger Hennessy Winter Festival picture) was actually staged at Cheltenham's famous race course, rather than the home from which it's otherwise known, namely Newbury in Berkshire. That inauguralllll Hennessy Gold Cup was won by none other than a horse called Mandarin, incidentally owned by a one Peggy Hennessy, a bona fida member of the famous Hennessy Cognac dynasty who have lent their name (and far-ranging commercial sponsorship) to the Gold Cup since day one. Indeed, Hennessy holds the record for the longest-standing marketing association with a particular horse race (in which it's synonymous) to date, usurping the previous record possessed by Whitbread who bank-rolled the corporate side of what was then known as the Whitbread Gold Cup; the Sandown Park-based race that's since been re-branded as the Bet365 Gold Cup. As it happened, Mandarin went on to win the jump race for a second time in 1961, only now over the fences at the course that it made its home there and then – and remained so ever since – Newbury.
Competed by horses aged four and upwards as a minimum entry requirement, The Hennessy Gold Cup – or The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup to give it its full title – is played out over a distance measuring some three miles and two and a half furlongs, whereby runners have to contest twenty one fences. Referred to as a handicap race, the Hennessy Gold Cup is a National Hunt-recognized Grade 3 event which has observed some household names of the past and present make their name over the course of time. Mill House, Arkle, Denman and 2008 winner, Madison du Berlais being just four horses whose names leap from the who's who of past winners, and in terms of the latter engineered a useful pay-day to a selection of Hennessy Gold Cup betting fans along the way.
Mandarin, Mill House, Arkle, Denman And Madison Du Berlais Most Widely-Known Hennessy Gold Cup Betting Past Winners
Staying in the past tense, and Hennessy Gold Cup history dictates that both Arkle (1964, 1965) – and the aforementioned, Mandarin (1957, 1961) – remain the most successful horses to challenge for the jump race, claiming two wins apiece, whilst the leading Hennessy Gold Cup-winning jockey is Willie Robinson, who gained victories in the saddle of Mandarin (1961, Mill House (1963) and Man of the West (1968). trainer of all three Hennessy Gold Cup betting victors was Fulke Walwyn, who also ensured that Taxidermist (1958), Charlie Potheen (1972) and Diamond Edge (1981) kept him at the head of the Hennessy Gold Cup leading trainer charts, compiling the seven outright wins in total. On a less salubrious footnote, Be My Royal was initially announced the 2002 Hennessy Gold Cup winner, only to be stripped of the title and subsequently disqualified after it emerged the horse had tested positive for a UK horse racing industry-acknowledged banned substance.