|Premier Handicap race|
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Distance||2m 5f (4,225 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Langer Dan||An Epic Song||Camprond|
|Commander Of Fleet||Fastorslow||Ashdale Bob|
|Heaven Help Us||Craigneiche||Tea Clipper|
The Coral Cup is a Premier Handicap National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs (4,225 metres), and during its running there are ten hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The event was established in 1993, and it has been sponsored by Coral throughout its history. The inaugural winner, Olympian, was given a bonus prize of £50,000 for having won the Imperial Cup the previous weekend. The race was promoted to Grade 3 status in 1999 and was re-classified as a Premier Handicap from the 2023 running when Grade 3 status was renamed by the British Horseracing Authority.
There were high winds on the day of the planned running in 2008, so the Coral Cup was rescheduled and run on Cheltenham's New Course. The distance of the rearranged event was 2 miles and 4½ furlongs.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
Leading jockey (3 wins):
- Davy Russell – Naiad de Misselot (2008), Carlito Brigante (2011), Diamond King (2016)
- Barry Geraghty - Sky's The Limit (2006), Spirit River (2010), Dame De Compagnie (2020)
Leading trainer (4 wins):
- Nicky Henderson - Spirit River (2010), Whisper (2014), William Henry (2019), Dame De Compagnie (2020)
- amateur jockey
- The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis
- "Jump Pattern Committee update 22/23 season". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
- Racing Post:
- pedigreequery.com – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle – Cheltenham.
- racenewsonline.co.uk – Racenews Archive (21 February 2008).
- Race Recordings