Timico Technology Group, the internet and managed service provider and new sponsor of the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup, are giving horseracing fans the chance to stake their claim to a £250,000 prize fund – for free.

The Timico 250 competition, newly launched in partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse for this year’s Festival, will pay out a total of a quarter of a million pounds to entrants correctly predicting the order of the runners taking part in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 18th March.

Tim Radford, Chief Executive Officer at Timico, said: “Everyone likes a flutter on the Gold Cup, although it’s not often you get a free bet – but with the Timico 250 competition that’s exactly what we’re offering.

“All entrants need to do is correctly predict the finishing order of this year’s Timico Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup runners. We wish everyone taking part in this fantastic competition the very best of luck!”

Sophia Dale, Communications Manager for the south west region of The Jockey Club, added: “This year’s Timico Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup is gearing up to be as exciting as ever with some of the best chasers in the world lined up to take their chance in the feature race of The Festival.

“Timico250 will allow people to have a go at winning the huge prize pot and is something really fun that the sponsor has come up with. Good luck!”

The competition is limited to 20,000 entries in total and to one email address and full valid address per entry. In the event that there are multiple correct entries, the prize fund will be divided equally between all winning entries.

Entries will open at midday on 16th March 2016 at www.timico250.co.uk. The competition will close at 2.30pm on 18th March 2016 or once the number of valid entries reaches 20,000, whichever is sooner.

The high-profile sponsor spot for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature race on the final day of The Festival, became available for the first time in 36 years, at the end of last year and Timico will sponsor the race for the next four renewals.

Please note this competition is not organised by EclipseMagazine.co.uk. For the full terms and conditions of the Timico 250 competition, go to: www.timico250.co.uk

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