Gold Cup 2019 live on talkSPORT: What time is the showpiece Cheltenham race? Who are the runners? Who should I bet on?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the country’s most-watched and best-loved races of the year and the 2019 edition is set to be run.

With past winners including household names such as Arkle, Best Mate, Kauto Star and Mill House, the Grade 1 contest first took place in its current form way back in 1924.

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Gold Cup 2019 live on talkSPORT: What time is the showpiece Cheltenham race?

talkSPORT will have full coverage and live commentary of the big race from at Prestbury Park.

And here’s everything you need to know to tune into the action.

What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt race run at Cheltenham racecourse every year.

It is run over a distance of three miles and two and a half furlongs and 22 fences are jumped during the race.

It is open to horses aged five years and over and is regarded as the most prestigious of all National Hunt races.

The prize fund for the Gold Cup is over £600,000. Last year’s winner Native River bagged £369,821 for finishing first.

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The Gold Cup will be the biggest race of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019?

The 2019 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup will take place on Friday, March 15.

The race is due off at 15.30 and is the final ‘Championship’ race of the four-day Festival.

What are the latest odds?

Clan Des Obeaux 7/2
​Presenting Percy 7/2
​Native River5 /1
Kemboy 10/1
Bellshill 11/1
Might Bite 11/1
​Al Boum Photo 14/1
​Thistlecrack 14/1
​Anibale Fly 16/1
Frodon16 /1
​Road To Respect 16 /1
Monalee 16/1
Elegant Escape 20/1
​Balko Des Flos 25 /1
​Invitation Only 25/1
Shattered Love 25 /1
​Tout Est Permis 25 /1
​Bristol De Mai 25/1​

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Native River won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham last year

How can I listen to the Gold Cup live on talkSPORT?

talkSPORT will have full coverage of the Gold Cup with our Cheltenham special beginning at 1pm on the day.

To tune in, simply click here for the live commentary stream or the radio player below.

What is Gold Cup day schedule?

13.30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle

14.10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle

14.50 The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle

15.30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

16.10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

16.50 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

17.30 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual

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