A Brief History Of Betfair Chase
The Betfair Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race for five-year-old and above horses run over a distance of 3 miles (4,828 metres) at Haydock Park Racecourse in November. There are eighteen fences to be jumped in the race.
The race was introduced in 2005, and it is sponsored by the online betting company Betfair, and is the first leg of the Betfair Million series. The second leg is either the King George VI Chase at Kempton or the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown, and the final leg is the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Any horse which can win all three legs will win a £1,000,000 bonus prize.