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Cheltenham Race Types Explained
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17 March 2011

At the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival you’ll see a wide variety of different types of race, but you may not fully understand what they all mean. So what are they?

Chase Horse Races

A chase is a kind of race which is run by horses over fences. In chases, the minimum fence height is set to 4.5 feet (just over 1.37m). The fences are fairly wide and are designed to look like box hedges. If a horse jumps incorrectly over chase fences, it is common to see them fall down. The distance of chase races can be anything from 2 miles to 4.5 miles. Famous chase races include the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the world renowned Grand National horse race.

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