Tuesday 23 January 2018

Cheltenham Festival - Pertemps Final

The Pertemps Final was established in 1974. Since then, it has taken in tens of horses, becoming a mainstay at Cheltenham. It actually started out as Coral Golden but has undergone various name changes due to changes in sponsors. The name Pertemps came into play in 2002 and has been used
ever since. This Grade 3 race covers 3 miles and takes place at the New Course, Cheltenham. For horses to be able to participate, they have to be at least five years old. In order for horses to qualify for the race, they need to go through eight separate races over a period of 5 months, and only the best get to the final.

Jim Wilson is without a doubt the most famous jockey in this race, having cruised to victory on 3 separate occasions. In the 3 times he won, Wilson rode Willie Wumpkins, making Wumpkins the most successful horse in the race as well.

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