Minella Indo claimed Gold Cup glory at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

There were no punters at famous course this year after the last edition was among the final major sporting events to go ahead before the UK was plunged into its first national lockdown.

The Gold Cup at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival is set to take place on Friday, March 19
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But there was still plenty of excitement with Minella Indo and Jack Kennedy making the main headlines.

Meanwhile, one punter cashed out on a bet of around £250,000 for Envoi Allen – and it’s a good thing he did with the horse falling in the first race!

Here’s what happened at Cheltenham…

Cheltenham Festival: Race schedule

Day One (Tuesday, March 16)

  • 1.20pm – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race – WINNER: Appreciate it
  • 1.55pm – The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase – WINNER: Shiskin
  • 2.30pm – The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase – WINNER: Vintage Clouds
  • 3.05pm – The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy – WINNER: Honeysuckle
  • 3.40pm – The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race – WINNER: Black Tears
  • 4.15pm – The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race – WINNER: Jeff Kidder
  • 4.50pm – The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – WINNER: Galvin

Day Two (Wednesday, March 17)

  • 1.20pm – The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race – WINNER: Bob Olinger
  • 1.55pm – The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase – WINNER: Monkfish 
  • 2.30pm – The Coral Cup Hurdle – WINNER: Heaven Help Us
  • 3.05pm – The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase WINNER: Put The Kettle On
  • 3.40pm – The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase – WINNER: Tiger Roll
  • 4.15pm – The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – WINNER: Sky Pirate
  • 4.50pm – The Weatherbys Champion Bumper – WINNER: Sir Gerhard

Day Three (Thursday, March 18)

  • 1.20pm – The Marsh Novices’ Chase – WINNER: Chantry House
  • 1.55pm – The Pertemps Network Final – WINNER: Mrs Milner
  • 2.30pm – The Ryanair Steeple Chase – WINNER: Allaho
  • 3.05pm – The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle – WINNER: Flooring Porter
  • 3.40pm – The Paddy Power Plate – WINNER: The Shunter
  • 4.15pm – The Parnell Properties Mares Novices’ Hurdle – WINNER: Tellmesomethinggirl
  • 4.50pm – Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup – WINNER: Mount Ida

Day Four (Friday, March 19)

  • 1.20pm – The JCB Triumph Hurdle – WINNER: Quilixios
  • 1.55pm – The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Race – WINNER: Belfast Banter
  • 2.30pm – The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race – WINNER: Vanillier
  • 3.05pm – The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase – WINNER: Minella Indo 
  • 3.40pm – The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase  WINNER: Porlock Bay
  • 4.15pm – The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeple Chase – WINNER: Colreevy
  • 4.50pm – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – WINNER: Galopin Des Champs

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