Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle

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Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Aintree Racecourse
Merseyside, England
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Sharp's Brewery
Website Aintree
Race information
Distance2m 209y (3,410 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds
Weight11 st 0 lb
Allowances
7 lb for fillies
Purse £75,000 (2021)
1st: £42,203
Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle
2019
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2018
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2002
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2001
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The Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (2 miles and 209 yards, or 3,410 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.

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During the 1960s and early 1970s the race was called the Lancashire Hurdle, and it was subsequently known by several different sponsored titles. For a period it was classed at Grade 2 level, and it was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2005.

The Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle usually features horses which ran previously in the Triumph Hurdle, and the last to win both events was Pentland Hills in 2019.

Records

Leading jockey since 1977 (3 wins):

Leading trainer since 1977 (4 wins):

Winners since 1976

YearWinnerJockeyTrainer
1976Cooch BeharL O'DonnellC Kinane
1977 Decent Fellow Richard Linley Toby Balding
1978 Beparoejojo Dessie Hughes Jim Bolger
1979 Pollardstown Philip Blacker Stan Mellor
1980 Starfen Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby
1981 Broadsword Peter Scudamore David Nicholson
1982 Prince Bless Martin O'Halloran Dina Smith
1983 Benfen Alan Brown Peter Easterby
1984 Afzal Graham McCourt Reg Hollinshead
1985 Humberside Lady Mark Dwyer Geoff Huffer
1986 Dark Raven Tommy Carmody Dermot Weld
1987 Aldino Simon Sherwood Oliver Sherwood
1988 Royal Illusion Micky Hammond George M. Moore
1989 Vayrua Mark Perrett Guy Harwood
1990 Sybillin Derek Byrne Jimmy FitzGerald
1991 Montpelier Lad Neale Doughty Gordon W. Richards
1992 Salwan Robert Stronge Peter Bevan
1993 Titled Dancer John Shortt Jimmy Coogan
1994 Tropical Lake Kevin O'Brien Michael Hourigan
1995 Stompin Jamie Osborne Henrietta Knight
1996 Zabadi Tony McCoy David Nicholson
1997 Quakers Field Dean Gallagher Gary L. Moore
1998 Deep Water Russ Garritty Micky Hammond
1999 Hors La Loi III Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Lord Brex Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2001 Bilboa Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2002 Quazar Tony Dobbin Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Le Duc Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2004 Al Eile Timmy Murphy John Queally
2005 Faasel Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards
2006 Detroit City Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2007 Katchit Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 Binocular Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson
2009 Walkon Robert Thornton Alan King
2010 Orsippus Davy Condon Michael Smith
2011 Zarkandar Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2012 Grumeti Robert Thornton Alan King
2013 L'Unique Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2014 Guitar Pete Paul Carberry Dessie Hughes
2015All Yours Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2016 Apple's Jade Bryan Cooper Willie Mullins
2017Defi du Seuil Barry Geraghty Philip Hobbs
2018We Have A Dream Daryl Jacob Nicky Henderson
2019Pentland Hills Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
no race 2020 [lower-alpha 1]
2021MonmiralHarry Cobden Paul Nicholls
  1. The 2020 running was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom [1]

Earlier winners

  1. The 1960 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

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References

  1. "Coronavirus: Horse racing in Great Britain suspended until end of April". BBC Sport. 17 March 2020.