List of British National Hunt races

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A list of notable National Hunt horse races which take place annually in Great Britain, under the authority of the British Horseracing Authority, including all races which currently hold Grade 1, 2 or 3 status.

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History of the National Hunt Pattern

A National Hunt (NH) Pattern of important races was first recognized in 1964 when the Horserace Betting Levy Board made a grant of £64,000 to fund a "prestige race allocation" split between the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Grand National. In 1968 a Jump Racing Pattern Committee headed by Lord Leverhulme recommended the creation of a formal NH Pattern, which came into being in 1969 with 14 races initially. The Pattern underwent further revisions in the 1980s and was subject to a major change in 1989 when the Jockey Club, the governing body of British horseracing at the time, overhauled the Pattern to create a mid-season and season-ending Grade 1 race in each of twelve categories, with lead-up Grade 2 races and a set of 14 major handicaps of Grade 3 status. [1] This forms the basis of the current Pattern, which has since been subject to further changes in status and number of races.

Grade 1

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
2020-21 winner
November Betfair Chase Chase Haydock 3m 1½f5yo +Bristol De Mai
December Fighting Fifth Hurdle Hurdle Newcastle 2m4yo + Epatante
December Henry VIII Novices' Chase Chase Sandown 2m4yo +Allmankind
December Tingle Creek Chase Chase Sandown 2m4yo + Politologue
December Long Walk Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 3m 1f4yo + Paisley Park
December Kauto Star Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 3m4yo +Shan Blue
December Christmas Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 2m4yo +Silver Streak
December King George VI Chase Chase Kempton 3m4yo +Frodon
December Finale Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 2m ½f3yoAdagio
December Challow Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Newbury 2m 4½f4yo +Bravemansgame
January Tolworth Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m4yo +Metier
January Clarence House Chase Chase Ascot 2m 1f5yo +First Flow
Jan / Feb Scilly Isles Novices' Chase Chase Sandown 2m 4½f5yo +Sporting John
February Ascot Chase Chase Ascot 2m 5f5yo +Dashel Drasher
March Supreme Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f4yo +Appreciate It
March Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Cheltenham 2m5yo +Shishkin
March Champion Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f4yo + Honeysuckle
March Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 4f4yo +Black Tears
March Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 5f4yo +Bob Olinger
March Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 3m ½f5yo +Monkfish
March Queen Mother Champion Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m5yo + Put The Kettle On
March Champion Bumper Flat Cheltenham 2m ½f 4–6yoSir Gerhard
March Marsh Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 4f5yo +Chantry House
March Ryanair Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +Allaho
March Stayers' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3m4yo + Flooring Porter
March Triumph Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f4yoQuilixios
March Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3m4yo +Vanillier
March Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 3m 2½f5yo + Minella Indo
April Manifesto Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 2m 4f5yo +Protektorat
April Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 2m 1f4yoMonmiral
April Betway Bowl Chase Aintree 3m 1f5yo +Clan Des Obeaux
April Aintree Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 2m 4f4yo +Abacadabras
April Top Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 2m ½f4yo +Belfast Banter
April Mildmay Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 3m 1f5yo +Chantry House
April Melling Chase Chase Aintree 2m 4f5yo +Fakir D'oudairies
April Sefton Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 3m ½f4yo +Ahoy Senor
April Mersey Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 2m 4f4yo +My Drogo
April Maghull Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 2m5yo +Shishkin
April Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 3m ½f4yo +Thyme Hill
April Celebration Chase Chase Sandown 2m5yo +Greaneteen

Grade 2

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age/Sex
2020–21 winner
October Persian War Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 2m 3½f4yo +McFabulous
October Old Roan Chase Chase Aintree 2m 4f4yo +Nuts Well
Oct / Nov West Yorkshire Hurdle Hurdle Wetherby 3m 1f4yo +Roksana
Oct / Nov Charlie Hall Chase Chase Wetherby 3m 1f5yo +Cyrname
Oct / Nov Haldon Gold Cup Chase Exeter 2m 1½f4yo +Greaneteen
November Rising Stars Novices' Chase Chase Wincanton 2m 5f4yo +Ga Law
November Elite Hurdle Hurdle Wincanton 2m4yo +Sceau Royal
November Hyde Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 5f4yo +Does He Know
November Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f3yoDuffle Coat
November November Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m4yo +Eldorado Allen
November Shloer Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m5yo + Put The Kettle On
November Sharp Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f4yo +For Pleasure
November 1965 Chase Chase Ascot 2m 5f4yo +Imperial Aura
November Ascot Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m 3½f4yo +Song for Someome
November Berkshire Novices' Chase Chase Newbury 2m 4f4yo +Caribean Boy
November Long Distance Hurdle Hurdle Newbury 3m4yo +Thyme Hill
December John Francome Novices' Chase Chase Newbury 3m4yo +Next Destination
December Winter Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m 4f4yo +Star Gate
December Many Clouds Chase Chase Aintree 3m 1f4yo +Lake View Lad
December Peterborough Chase Chase Huntingdon 2m 4½f4yo +Mister Fisher
December Bristol Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3m4yo +Make Good
December December Novices' Chase Chase Doncaster 3m4yo +Hurricane Harvey
December Summit Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Doncaster 2m ½f3yoMonmiral
December International Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f4yo +Song For Someone
December Noel Novices' Chase Chase Ascot 2m 5f4yo +Allart
December Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m4yo +My Drogo
December Wayward Lad Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 2m4yo +Shishkin
December Desert Orchid Chase Chase Kempton 2m4yo +Nube Negra
January Dipper Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +Messire Des Obeaux
January Relkeel Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 4½f4yo +McFabulous
January Hampton Novices' Chase Chase Warwick 3m5yo +Next Destination
January Leamington Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Warwick 2m 4f4yo +Adrimel
January Silviniaco Conti Chase Chase Kempton 2m 4½f5yo +Master Tommytucker
January Warfield Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m 7½f4yo + mRoksana
January Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 2m ½f4yo +Faivoir
January Altcar Novices' Chase Chase Haydock 2m 4f5yo +Silver Hallmark
January Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Haydock 2m ½f4yo +Navajo Pass
January Peter Marsh Chase Chase Haydock 3m5yo +Royale Pagaille
January Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f4yoColreevy
January Cotswold Chase Chase Cheltenham 3m 1½f5yo + Native River
January Classic Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 4½f4yo +
January Cleeve Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3m5yo +
Jan / Feb River Don Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Doncaster 3m ½f4yo +The Cob
Jan / Feb Lightning Novices' Chase Chase Doncaster 2m ½f5yo +Shishkin
Jan / Feb Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Doncaster 2m ½f4yo + mMiranda
Jan / Feb Towton Novices' Chase Chase Wetherby 3m 1f5yo +
February Kingmaker Novices' Chase Chase Warwick 2m5yo +Allmankind
February Denman Chase Chase Newbury 3m5yo +Secret Investor
February Game Spirit Chase Chase Newbury 2m 1f5yo +Sceau Royal
February Winter Bumper Flat Newbury 2m ½f 4–6yoGood Risk At All
February Jane Seymour Mares' Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m 4f4yo + mAnythingforlove
February Reynoldstown Novices' Chase Chase Ascot 3m5yo +Remastered
February Rendlesham Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 3m 1f4yo +Third Wind
February Prestige Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 3m 1f4yo +Alaphilippe
February Kingwell Hurdle Hurdle Wincanton 2m4yo +Goshen
February Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 2m4yoTritonic
February Pendil Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 2m 4½f5yo +Tamaroc Du Mathan
February Dovecote Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 2m4yo+Cape Gentleman
February National Spirit Hurdle Hurdle Fontwell 2m 3f4yo +Brewin'upastorm
Feb / March Premier Kelso Hurdle Hurdle Kelso 2m 2f4yo +My Drogo
March National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham 4m5yo +Galvin
March Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f4yo + mTelmesomethinggirl
March Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 4f4yo + mColreevy
March Mares' Novices' Hurdle Finale Hurdle Newbury 2m 4½f4yo + mBourbon Beauty
April Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race Flat Aintree 2m 1f4–6yo mMe Too Please
April Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race Flat Aintree 2m 1f4–6yoKnappers Hill
April Silver Trophy Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +Manofthemountain
April Future Champion Novices' Chase Chase Ayr 2m 4f5yo +Allmankind
April Scottish Champion Hurdle Hurdle Ayr 2m4yo +Milkwood
April Oaksey Chase Chase Sandown 2m 7f5yo +Frodon
April Bet365 Select Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m 5½f4yo +Younevercall

Grade 3

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
2021-22 winner
May Swinton Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 1m 7½f4yo +Copperless
July Summer Plate Chase Market Rasen 2m 5½f4yo +
October Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 2m 4f4yo +
Oct / Nov Sodexo Gold Cup Chase Ascot 3m4yo +
November Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 3m 3½f4yo +
November Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 2m 4½f4yo +
November Greatwood Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f4yo +
November Betfair Stayers' Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Haydock Park 2m 7f4yo +
December Ladbrokes Trophy Chase Newbury 3m 2½f4yo +
December Becher Chase Chase Aintree 3m 2f5yo +
December Unibet Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 3m 2f4yo +
December Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f4yo +
December Betfair Exchange Trophy Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m4yo +
December Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Chase Wetherby 3m 1f4yo +
December Welsh Grand National Chase Chepstow 3m 6½f4yo +
January Paddy Power Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +
January Classic Chase Chase Warwick 3m 5f5yo +
January Holloway's Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m 3½f4yo +
January Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Hcap Ch Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +
Jan / Feb Heroes Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m 6f4yo +
February Betfair Hurdle Hurdle Newbury 2m ½f4yo +
February Grand National Trial Chase Haydock 3m 4f5yo +
February Close Brothers Handicap Chase Chase Kempton 3m5yo +
Feb / March Greatwood Gold Cup Chase Newbury 2m 4f5yo +
March EBF Novices' Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 2m 4f 4–7yo
March Imperial Cup Hurdle Sandown 2m4yo +
March Ultima Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 3m ½f5yo +
March Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f4yo
March Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 5f4yo +
March Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m ½f5yo +
March Pertemps Final Hurdle Cheltenham 3m5yo +
March Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +
March County Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f5yo +
April Red Rum Handicap Chase Chase Aintree 2m5yo +
April Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 2m 4f4yo +
April Topham Chase Chase Aintree 2m 5½f5yo +
April EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 3m ½f4yo +
April Betway Handicap Chase Chase Aintree 3m 1f5yo +
April Grand National Chase Aintree 4m 4f7yo +
April NAF Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 1f4yo f
April Scottish Grand National Chase Ayr 4m5yo +
April Bet365 Gold Cup Chase Sandown 3m 5½f5yo +

Selected other races

Month
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Status
Distance
Age
2021-22 winner
June Summer Cup Chase Uttoxeter Listed handicap 3m 2f5yo +Storm Home
July Summer Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Market Rasen Handicap 2m ½f3yo +
September Prelude Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Market Rasen Listed handicap 2m ½f3yo +
October Robert Mottram Memorial Trophy Chase Chepstow Listed 2m 3½f4yo +
October Welsh Champion Hurdle Hurdle Ffos Las Handicap 2m4yo +
October Racing TV Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton Listed 2m4yo +
October Racing TV Hurdle Hurdle Kempton Listed 2m4yo +
OctoberWensleydale Juvenile HurdleHurdle Wetherby Listed 2m3yo
OctoberBet365 Handicap ChaseChase Wetherby Listed handicap 2m 3½f4yo +
OctoberTote.co.uk Handicap ChaseChase Ascot Listed handicap 2m 1f4yo +
OctoberSodexo Handicap HurdleHurdle Ascot Listed handicap 1m 7½f4yo +
October Wetherby Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Wetherby Listed 2m4yo + m
NovemberColin Parker Memorial Intermediate ChaseChase Carlisle Listed 2m 4f4yo +
November Bud Booth Mares' Chase Chase Market Rasen Listed 3m4yo + m
November Badger Beers Silver Trophy Chase Wincanton Listed handicap 3m 1½f4yo +
NovemberFuture Stars Intermediate ChaseChase Sandown Listed 3m ½f4yo +
November Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race Flat Cheltenham Listed 2m ½f4–6yo m
November Big Buck's Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham Listed 3m4yo +
November Kempton Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton Listed 3m ½f4yo + m
December Gerry Feilden Hurdle Hurdle Newbury Listed handicap 2m ½f4yo +
Nov / Dec Houghton Mares' Chase Chase Carlisle Listed 2m 4f4yo + m
December Grand Sefton Chase Chase Aintree Handicap 2m 5½f6yo +
December Championship Standard Open NHF Race Flat Ascot Listed 2m 4–6yo
December Good Luck Hollie in SPOTY Silver Cup Chase Ascot Listed handicap 3m4yo +
December Tommy Whittle Chase Chase Haydock Handicap 3m4yo +
December Castleford Chase Chase Wetherby Handicap 2m5yo +
December Mandarin Handicap Chase Chase Newbury Handicap 3m 2½f4yo +
December Byerley Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Taunton Listed 2m ½f3yo + m
January Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race Flat Cheltenham Listed 1m 6f4yo
January Sussex National Chase Plumpton Handicap 3m 4½f5yo +
January Lanzarote Hurdle Hurdle Kempton Handicap 2m 5f4yo +
January Sky Bet Handicap Chase Chase Doncaster Listed handicap 3m5yo +
January Lady Protectress Chase Chase Huntingdon Listed 2m 4f5yo + m
Jan / Feb Contenders Hurdle Hurdle Sandown Listed 2m ½f5yo +
Jan / Feb Gainsborough Chase Chase Sandown Handicap 3m ½f5yo +
February Scottish County Hurdle Hurdle Musselburgh Handicap 2m4yo +
February Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial Hurdle Musselburgh Listed 2m4yo
February Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Huntingdon Listed 2m 3½f4yo +
February Morebattle Hurdle Hurdle Kelso Handicap 2m 2f4yo +
February Royal Artillery Gold Cup Chase Sandown Conditions 3m6yo +
February Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Haydock Park Conditions 2m4yo
February Swinley Chase Chase Ascot Listed handicap 3m5yo +
February Eider Chase Chase Newcastle Handicap 4m 1f5yo +
Feb / March Geoffrey Gilbey Handicap Chase Chase Newbury Handicap 2m 1f5yo +
Feb / March Grimthorpe Handicap Chase Chase Doncaster Handicap 3m 2f5yo +
March Grand Military Gold Cup Chase Sandown Conditions 3m ½f5yo +
March Centenary Novices' Handicap Chase Chase Sandown Listed handicap 2m 5f5yo +
March Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Chase Cheltenham Conditions 3m 7f5yo +
March Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham Handicap 3m 1½f5yo +
March St James's Place Foxhunter Chase Chase Cheltenham Conditions 3m 2½f5yo +
March Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham Handicap 2m 4½f4yo +
March Midlands Grand National Chase Uttoxeter Listed handicap 4m 2f5yo +
April Foxhunters' Open Hunters' Chase Chase Aintree Conditions 2m 5f6yo +

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Last Run
Race Name
Type
Racecourse
Distance
Age
February 1990 Greenall Whitley Gold Cup Chase Haydock Park 3m5yo +
January 1994West of Scotland Pattern Novices' ChaseChase Ayr 2m 4f5yo +
February 1996 Timeform Chase Chase Haydock Park 2m 4f5yo +
March 1996 Beaufort Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 2m ½f5yo
February 1997 Fairlawne Chase Chase Windsor 3m5yo +
January 1998 New Year's Day Hurdle Hurdle Windsor 2m4yo +
November 1999 Hurst Park Novices' Chase Chase Ascot 2m5yo +
January 2000 Anthony Mildmay, Peter Cazalet Memorial Chase Chase Sandown Park 3m 5½f5yo+
December 2000 Knights Royal Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 2m ½f4-5yo
January 2003 John Bull Chase Chase Wincanton 2m 5f5yo +
January 2004 ASW Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 4m 1f5yo +
January 2004 Premier Stayers' Hurdle Hurdle Haydock Park 2m 7½f5yo +
March 2004 Cathcart Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f5yo +
November 2004 Terry Biddlecombe Challenge Trophy Chase Wincanton 2m 5f5yo +
January 2006 Churchill Road Hurdle Hurdle Lingfield 2m 3½f4yo +
February 2008 Jim Ford Challenge Cup Chase Wincanton 3m 1½f5yo +

Distances in miles and furlongs

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References

  1. Rae, George (1992). A Guide to The National Hunt Pattern. The Sporting Life. pp. 9–14. ISBN   0901091448.