Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsor and managed IT and communications provider Timico are delighted to announce that they are continuing their support of the sport as a National Sponsor for 2017-18. They are sponsoring a series of Mixed Open races, each being run for maximum total prize money (£1,000), culminating in a final worth £25,000 at Cheltenham at the Hunter Chase evening on Friday 4th May.

Timico will sponsor 14 qualifying races across the country, in which the horses placed first, second and third will qualify for the Final. In addition, the first-placed horse in any Mixed, Ladies or Mens Open up to and including Sunday 22nd April will be eligible for the Final.

The qualifying races will be held at the following fixtures:

Area Date Meeting Course
EA Sunday, January 14, 2018 Dunston Harriers Ampton
D&C Sunday, January 28, 2018 Tiverton Chipley Park
SAND Sunday, February 11, 2018 Vine & Craven Barbury
NW Sunday, February 18, 2018 Sir W.W. Wynn's Bangor-on-Dee
Y Sunday, February 25, 2018 West of Yore Askham Bryan
SE Saturday, March 17, 2018 Crawley & Horsham Parham
M Saturday, March 17, 2018 Belvoir Garthorpe
W Sunday, March 18, 2018 New Forest Larkhill
WBC Sunday, March 18, 2018 Ross Harriers Garnons
SWM Saturday, March 24, 2018 Glamorgan Ystradowen
WM Sunday, March 25, 2018 Ledbury Maisemore Park
Y Saturday, March 31, 2018 Middleton Sheriff Hutton
SM Sunday, April 8, 2018 Bicester with Whaddon Chase Edgcote
WW Sunday, April 15, 2018 Tivyside Lydstep