Champion Four Year Old Hurdle

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Champion Four Year Old Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Punchestown
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Ballymore Group
Website Punchestown
Race information
Distance2 miles (3,219 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds
Weight11 st 2 lb
Allowances
7 lb for fillies
Purse 100,000 (2021)
1st: €59,000
AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle
2021
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The Champion Four Year Old Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years. It is run at Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 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 Punchestown Festival in late April or early May. The race is currently sponsored by the Ballymore Group

Contents

The field usually includes horses which ran previously in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, and the last to win both events was Katarino in 1999.

Records

Leading jockey since 1980 (5 wins):

Leading trainer since 1980 (8 wins):

Winners since 1980

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
1980Pearlstone Sean Treacy Paddy Mullins
1981Tie Anchor Tom Morgan Paddy Prendergast, Jr.
1982Bustineto Niall Madden Mick O'Toole
1983Grateful Heir Dermot Browne [lower-alpha 1] Liam Browne
1984Clarinbridge Brian Nolan Jim Bolger
1985Atherstone Pat Leech Noel Meade
1986Derrymore Boy Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1987 Grabel Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1988Allen's Mistake Brendan Sheridan Dermot Weld
1989 Royal Derbi Graham McCourt Neville Callaghan
1990 Orbis Tommy Carmody Jim Bolger
1991Mounamara Tommy Carmody Paddy Mullins
1992 Staunch Friend Steve Smith Eccles Mark Tompkins
1993 Shawiya Charlie Swan Michael O'Brien
1994 Glenstal Flagship Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1995Shaihar Kevin O'Brien Michael O'Brien
1996Shaunies Lady Tony McCoy Aidan O'Brien
1997 Grimes Conor O'Dwyer Christy Roche
1998 Zafarabad Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1999 Katarino Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2000Topacio Charlie Swan Pat Hughes
2001Holy Orders [lower-alpha 2] Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2002 Quazar Tony Dobbin Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Sporazene Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2004 Cherub Tony Dobbin Jonjo O'Neill
2005 United Leighton Aspell Lucy Wadham
2006 Quatre Heures Mick Fitzgerald Willie Mullins
2007 Punjabi Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2008 Won in the Dark Davy Russell Sabrina Harty
2009 Jumbo Rio Andrew McNamara Edward O'Grady
2010 Barizan Jason Maguire Evan Williams
2011 Grandouet Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Hisaabaat Andrew Lynch Dermot Weld
2013 Diakali Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014Abbyssial Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015Petite Parisienne Bryan Cooper Willie Mullins
2016 Apple's Jade Bryan Cooper Willie Mullins
2017Bapaume Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2018Saldier Robbie Power Willie Mullins
2019Fusil Raffles Daryl Jacob Nicky Henderson
no race 2020 [lower-alpha 3]
2021Jeff KidderSean Flanagan Noel Meade
  1. amateur jockey
  2. The 2001 running took place at Fairyhouse
  3. The 2020 running was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland

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