Liverpool Hurdle

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Liverpool Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Aintree Racecourse
Merseyside, England
Inaugurated1974
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Ryanair
Website Aintree
Race information
Distance3m 149y (4,964 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight10 st 13 lb (4yo);
11 st 7 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £150,000 (2021)
1st: £84,195
Liverpool Hurdle
2019
Owner Mr and Mrs Paul Rooney.svg Owner Mrs Sarah Faulks.svg Owner Gigginstown House Stud.svg
If The Cap FitsRoksanaApple's Jade
Previous years
2018
Owner Gigginstown House Stud.svg Owner Mr S Munir.svg Owner Mr P Chapman.svg
Identity ThiefWholestoneSam Spinner
2017
Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner A Potts.svg Owner Mrs Patricia Hunt.svg
YanworthSupasundaeSnow Falcon
2016
Owner John and Heather Snook.svg Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg Owner Gigginstown House Stud.svg
ThistlecrackShaneshillPrince of Scars
2015
Owner Walters Plant Hire Ltd.svg Owner Mrs Jill Eynon.svg Owner Bryan Drew.svg
WhisperCole HardenUn Temps Pour Tout
2014
Owner Walters Plant Hire Ltd.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Hammer and Trowel Syndicate.svg
WhisperAt Fishers CrossThousand Stars
2013
Owner Top Of The Hill Syndicate.svg Owner Mrs Gay Smith.svg Owner Mrs Peter Andrews.svg
SolwhitHolywellSmad Place
2012
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner GDM Partnership.svg Owner Scotch Piper Syndicate.svg
Big Buck'sCrack Away JackAcross The Bay
2011
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr R Stanley.svg Owner Mr Gerard Crehan.svg
Big Buck'sGrands CrusWon in the Dark
2010-2001
2010
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr John Timmons.svg Owner Mr Neville Statham.svg
Big Buck'sSouffleurPossol
2009
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr E R Hanbury.svg Owner Mr Alan Peterson.svg
Big Buck'sMighty ManFair Along
2008
Owner Three Line Whip.svg Owner Mr Jim Ennis.svg Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg
Blazing BaileyFaaselInglis Drever
2007
Owner Mr E R Hanbury.svg Owner Mrs Gay Smith.svg Owner Mr Graham Wylie red cap.svg
Mighty ManBlack Jack KetchumInglis Drever
2006
Owner Mr E R Hanbury.svg Owner Mr Barry Winfield.svg Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg
Mighty ManMy Way de SolzenNo Refuge
2005
Owner Mr David Wesley Yates.svg Owner Mr Gwilym J Morris.svg Owner Mrs John Donegan.svg
Monet's GardenMr EdTumbling Dice
2004
Owner Mr Robert Lester.svg Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg Owner Kevin O'Donnell.svg
Iris's GiftRoyal RosaAine Dubh
2003
Owner Axom.svg Owner Mrs P Sherwood.svg Owner Lady Harris.svg
Deano's BeenoFrosty CanyonStromness
2002
Owner Mrs Stewart Catherwood.svg Owner Sir R. Ogden.svg Owner Mr C M Batterham.svg
SpendidBrother JoeCarlovent
2001
Owner Heeru Kirpalani Racing.svg Owner The Old Foresters Partnership.svg Owner Mr G S Brown.svg
Maid EqualAnzumMerry Masquerade
2000-1991
2000
Owner Bernard Gover Bloodstock Trading Ltd.svg Owner Lone Star Racing Partnership.svg Owner Mrs Carrie Zetter-Wells.svg
TeaatralRubhahunishAudacter
1999
Owner Mr C M Batterham.svg Owner Mrs S Y Thomas.svg Owner P O'Donnell.svg
Galant MossLord JimPaddy's Return
1998
Owner Mr and Mrs W J Williams.svg Owner Mrs R Cobbold.svg Owner Matt Archer and the Late Miss J Broadhurs.svg
MarelloGysartOcean Hawk
1997
Owner Marquesa de Moratalla.svg Owner Mrs Sylvia E M McGarvie.svg Owner P A Kelleway.svg
TrainglotPleasurelandSassiver
1996
Owner Tony Eaves.svg Owner Mrs D Thompson.svg Owner Forum Racing.svg
Pleasure SharedSeekin CashGillan Cove
1995
Owner James Murray (ballymena).svg Owner Sir Anthony O'Reilly.svg Owner Mrs Nerys Dutfield.svg
Cab on TargetBokaroSpring Marathon
1994
Owner L B Hyman.svg Owner B P Skirton.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg
Sweet GlowAvro AnsonTime for a Run
1993
Owner Andy Mavrou.svg Owner Mr P D Savill.svg Owner B P Skirton.svg
Sweet DukeBurgoyneAvro Anson
1992
Owner Mrs Margaret McGlone.svg Owner Mrs P F N Fanning.svg Owner Roger Warren.svg
PragadaTrapper JohnSweet Glow
1991
Owner Mr W E Sturt.svg Owner A Fawcett.svg Owner Mr Philip Newton.svg
Mole BoardYaheebUpton Park
1990-1988
1990
Owner Rene Vallaud.svg Owner Mr P Byrne.svg Owner M V Walsh.svg
BattalionMaelkarOld Dundalk
1988
Owner Sheikh Ali Abu Khamsin.svg Owner Mrs Margaret McGlone.svg Owner R J Eckley.svg
Gaye BriefPragadaRuby Flight
 

The Liverpool Hurdle, currently run as the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle for sponsorship purposes, is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 3 miles and ½ furlong (3 miles and 149 yards, or 4,964 metres), and during its running there are thirteen hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year at the Grand National meeting in early April.

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History

The event was established in 1974, and it was originally held at Ascot. During the first part of its history it was called the Long Distance Hurdle, and it was initially contested over 3 miles. For a period it was classed at Grade 2 level.

The race was transferred to Aintree in 2004, and since then it has been named after the nearby city of Liverpool. Its original distance has been extended by 110 yards.

The Liverpool Hurdle was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2010, and it currently takes place on the final day of the three-day Grand National meeting. Prior to 2013 it was the opening race on the first day of the meeting.

The field usually includes horses which ran previously in the Stayers' Hurdle, and the last to win both races in the same year was Thistlecrack in 2016.

Records

Most successful horse (4 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
1974 Moyne Royal 9 Jeff King Arthur Pitt
1975 Lanzarote 7 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1976 Good Prospect 7 Andrew Turnell John Edwards
1977 Mark Henry 6 Tommy Stack Bill Elsey
1978 Flame Gun 6 Niall Madden [lower-alpha 1] Edward O'Grady
1979 Prominent King 7 Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby
1980 Derring Rose 5 Andrew Turnell Alan Jarvis
1981 Shell Burst 6 Hywel Davies Les Kennard
1982 Gaye Chance 7 Peter Scudamore Mercy Rimell
1983 Sandalay 5 Paul Charlton Peter Cundell
1984 Alastor O Mavros 5 Hywel Davies Josh Gifford
1985 Bajan Sunshine 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Tate
1986 Gaye Brief 9 Peter Scudamore Mercy Rimell
1987 Mrs Muck 6 Peter Scudamore Nigel Twiston-Davies
1988 Gaye Brief 11 Dermot Browne Mercy Rimell
no race 1989 [lower-alpha 2]
1990 Battalion 6 Ben de Haan Charlie Brooks
1991 Mole Board 9 Jamie Osborne Jim Old
1992 Pragada 9 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1993 Sweet Duke 6 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1994 Sweet Glow 7 Richard Dunwoody Martin Pipe
1995 Cab on Target 9 Peter Niven Mary Reveley
1996 Pleasure Shared 8 Warren Marston Philip Hobbs
1997 Trainglot 10 Richard Dunwoody Jimmy FitzGerald
1998Marello7 Peter Niven Mary Reveley
1999 Galant Moss 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Teaatral 6 Dean Gallagher Charles Egerton
2001 Maid Equal 10 Tom Scudamore [lower-alpha 1] Martin Pipe
2002 Spendid 10 Warren Marston Alan King
2003 Deano's Beeno 11 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Iris's Gift 7 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Monet's Garden 7 Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards
2006 Mighty Man 6 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2007 Mighty Man 7 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2008 Blazing Bailey 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2009 Big Buck's 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2010 Big Buck's 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2011 Big Buck's 8 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2012 Big Buck's 9 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2013 Solwhit 9 Paul Carberry Charles Byrnes
2014 Whisper 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2015 Whisper 7 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2016 Thistlecrack 8 Tom Scudamore Colin Tizzard
2017 Yanworth 7 Barry Geraghty Alan King
2018Identity Thief8Sean Flanagan Henry de Bromhead
2019If The Cap Fits7 Sean Bowen Harry Fry
no race 2020 [lower-alpha 3]
2021Thyme Hill7 Tom O'Brien Philip Hobbs
  1. 1 2 amateur jockey
  2. The 1989 running was abandoned because of snow
  3. The 2020 running was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom [1]

See also

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References

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