Stayers' Hurdle

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Stayers' Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Paddy Power
Website Cheltenham
Race information
Distance2m 7f 213y (4,785 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight11 st 1 lb (4yo);
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £240,000(2021)
1st: £135,048
Stayers' Hurdle
2021
Owner Lady Anne Bentinck.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Mr Andrew Gemmell.svg
Flooring PorterSire Du BerlaisPaisley Park
Previous years
2020
Owner Racing For Fun.svg Owner Laois Limerick Syndicate.svg Owner Shanakiel Racing Syndicate.svg
Lisnagar OscarRonald PumpBacardys
2019
Owner Mr Andrew Gemmell.svg Owner Mr P Chapman.svg Owner Mrs S Ricci.svg
Paisley ParkSam SpinnerFaugheen
2018
Owner Mr Tony Bloom hooped cap.svg Owner A Potts.svg Owner Mr S Munir white cap.svg
PenhillSupasundaeWholestone
2017
Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg Owner Mr John Davies (Stonehill).svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg
Nichols CanyonLil RockerfellerUnowhatimeanharry
2016
Owner John and Heather Snook.svg Owner Gigginstown House Stud.svg Owner The Not Afraid Partnership.svg
ThistlecrackAlpha Des ObeauxBobs Worth
2015
Owner Mrs Jill Eynon.svg Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr Chris Giles.svg
Cole HardenSaphir Du RheuZarkandar
2014
Owner Mr John P McManus star on cap.svg Owner Mrs S Ricci.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg
More Of ThatAnnie PowerAt Fishers Cross
2013
Owner Top Of The Hill Syndicate.svg Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mrs Peter Andrews.svg
SolwhitCelestial HaloSmad Place
2012
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mrs M Brophy.svg Owner Mrs Peter Andrews.svg
Big Buck'sVoler La VedetteSmad Place
2011
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr R Stanley.svg Owner Teahon Consulting Limited.svg
Big Buck'sGrands CrusMourad
2010-2001
2010
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Littlecote Racing Partnership.svg Owner Fat Frog Syndicate.svg
Big Buck'sTime For RupertPowerstation
2009
Owner The Stewart Family.svg Owner Mr Lynn Wilson.svg Owner Fat Frog Syndicate.svg
Big Buck'sPunchestownsPowerstation
2008
Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg Owner Mr Henri de Pracomtal.svg Owner Mr Joseph Comerford.svg
Inglis DreverKasbah BlissKazal
2007
Owner Mr Graham Wylie red cap.svg Owner Mr E R Hanbury.svg Owner Three Line Whip.svg
Inglis DreverMighty ManBlazing Bailey
2006
Owner Mr Barry Winfield.svg Owner P Johnson.svg Owner Mr E R Hanbury.svg
My Way de SolzenGolden CrossMighty Man
2005
Owner Mr Graham Wylie.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Mr John J Fallon.svg
Inglis DreverBaracoudaRule Supreme
2004
Owner Mr Robert Lester.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Mr Tony Fisher and Mrs Jeni Fish.svg
Iris's GiftBaracoudaCrystal d'Ainay
2003
Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Mr Robert Lester.svg Owner James Bowe.svg
BaracoudaIris's GiftLimestone Lad
2002
Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Mrs P Shanahan.svg Owner Mr D A Johnson.svg
BaracoudaBannow BayIt Takes Time
2000-1991
2000
Owner Lady Lloyd-Webber.svg Owner James Bowe.svg Owner The Behrajan Partnership.svg
BacchanalLimestone LadBehrajan
1999
Owner The Old Foresters Partnership.svg Owner Mr John P McManus.svg Owner Kinnersley Optimists.svg
AnzumLe CoudrayLady Rebecca
1998
Owner R and E H Investments Ltd.svg Owner John Galvanoni.svg Owner Matt Archer and the Late Miss J Broadhurs.svg
PrincefulSplendid ThyneOcean Hawk
1997
Owner Lord Vestey.svg Owner The Old Foresters Partnership.svg Owner P O'Donnell.svg
KarshiAnzumPaddy's Return
1996
Owner County Stores (somerset) Holdings Ltd.svg Owner Elite Racing Club.svg Owner Mrs Miles Valentine.svg
CyborgoMysilvWhat A Question
1995
Owner Mr T J Doran.svg Owner County Stores (somerset) Holdings Ltd.svg Owner M S Jarvis.svg
Dorans PrideCyborgoSimpson
1994
Owner M D Smith.svg Owner B P Skirton.svg Owner John J Nallen.svg
BalasaniAvro AnsonMinella Lad
1993
Owner Mrs P Kiely.svg Owner Mrs Margaret McGlone.svg Owner Mrs Shirley Robins.svg
Shuil Ar AghaidhPragadaBaydon Star
1992
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Marquesa de Moratalla.svg Owner Kingsclere Racing Club.svg
Nomadic WayUbu IIICrystal Spirit
1991
Owner C J Ells.svg Owner Mrs Millicent R Freethy.svg Owner Mrs Margaret McGlone.svg
King's CurateRun For FreePragada
1990-1988
1990
Owner Mrs P F N Fanning.svg Owner Mrs J J Byrne.svg Owner Dickins Ltd.svg
Trapper JohnNaevogBluff Cove
1989
Owner Mr Robert Waley-Cohen.svg Owner Miss D Threadwell.svg Owner R Yates.svg
RustleGalmoyMiss Nero
1988
Owner Miss D Threadwell.svg Owner R Yates.svg Owner The Reims Partnership.svg
GalmoyMiss NeroBonanza Boy
 

The Stayers' Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles (2 miles 7 furlongs and 213 yards, or 4,785 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March. [1]

Contents

It is the leading long-distance hurdle event in the National Hunt calendar, and it is the feature race on the third day of the Festival.

History

The inaugural race was run in 1912 at Prestbury Park over 3 miles with £100 (£200 in 1913) prize money to the winner and £10 to the runner-up. It was called "Stayers Selling Hurdle" and was a Weight for Age Selling type of event with the winning horse being sold for £50 after the race. [2] The race was dropped from the festival programme twice during 1928–1929 and in 1939–1945 but in 1946 it replaced the Spa Hurdle which was previously run in 1923 and 1942 over 2 miles. From 1946 to 1967 the Spa Hurdle was run over the same 3 miles until being renamed in 1972 as the Stayers' Hurdle, [3] when it was sponsored by Lloyds Bank. It was backed by Waterford Crystal from 1978 to 1990, and by Bonusprint from 1991 to 2004. The race used to be held on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the Festival, but it was moved to the Thursday in 1993.

The title of the race was changed to the World Hurdle when Ladbrokes took over the sponsorship in 2005. Their sponsorship came to an end with the 2015 renewal and the 2016 race was sponsored by Ryanair. In 2017 and 2018 it was sponsored by Sun Bets and the title reverted to the Stayers' Hurdle. Since 2019 the race has been sponsored by Sun Racing. [4]

Records

Most successful horse since 1972 (4 wins):

Leading jockey since 1972 (5 wins):

Leading trainer since 1972 (4 wins):

Leading owner since 1972 (4 wins):

List of renewals

Date
Winner
Margin
SP
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Runners
1912, 13 MarchAftermath1511/10F6J. W. Pullen [lower-alpha 1] Newey HednesfordA. Newey4 [5]
1913, 12 MarchSilver Bay7/4W. Catling [lower-alpha 1] Fitton LewesG. H. Hearman5 [6]
1914, 11 MarchSilver Bay25/2FW. Catling [lower-alpha 1] Fitton LewesW. Fitton12 [7]
1915, 10 March Walkover by Rathduff ridden by Mr. Brabazon [8]
No races 1916–19 [lower-alpha 2]
1920, 10 MarchWingman44/6FH. Brown [lower-alpha 1] H. A. BrownH. Brown12 [9]
1921, 2 MarchFlurry5/4FW. SmithStrattonW. Stratton11 [10]
1922, 8 MarchMatoppo82/1FF. ReesC. PiggottF. Pedley12 [11]
1923, 7 MarchWarwick4/7FI. MorganTaborS. Cohen3 [12]
1924, 12 MarchThe Jester89/4F6Keith PiggottErnie PiggottR. Davison14 [13]
1925, 10 MarchWarwick129/4FGeorge DullerW. PayneJesse Brown15 [14]
1926, 10 MarchWaterford Glass II28/111E. FosterPeaseMrs Pease17 [15]
1927, 9 MarchZarane19/113SpeckButchersJ. T. Coltman13 [16]
No races 1928–29 [b]
1930, 11 MarchSobrino28/11F5L. Butchers Frank Wootton S. Wootton15 [17]
no race 1931 [lower-alpha 3]
1932, 3 MarchIcy Kiss47/24W. HollieDickMrs D. P. Dick12 [18]
1933, 9 MarchSobrino2100/88Mr F. UsherF. UsherWight13 [19]
1934, 8 MarchFobdown6/4F4 Frenchie Nicholson J. ReardonJ. Reardon5 [20]
1935, 14 MarchSalic Law204/7F5 Frenchie Nicholson V. HobbsSangster4 [21]
1936, 12 MarchBishop's Move3/15C. MitchellW. PayneA. Donn12 [22]
no race 1937 [lower-alpha 3]
1938, 10 MarchChestnut7/19Keith PiggottErnie PiggottMrs E. Johnson11 [23]
No races 1939–45 [lower-alpha 4]
1946, 14 MarchHaze28/17Ron SmythVic Smyth17 [24]
No races 1947 [lower-alpha 5]
1948, 4 March (1)Spam210/11F6Aubrey BrabazonM. BrabazonJ. Ismay15 [25]
1948, 3 March (2)Albor26/16R. BlackW. Payne17 [26]
no race 1949 [lower-alpha 3]
1950, 9 MarchMosquito II19/45R. BlackDe MoravilleMajor I. M. Floor17 [27]
1951, 25 AprilWhim II2100/75J. GilbertH. Christie20 [28]
1952, 6 MarchSarda II62/1F7Bob TurnellIvor AnthonyMiss P. Vaughan15 [29]
1953, 5 MarchJack Lealnk5/2F8Bryan Marshall Peter Cazalet 18 [30]
Modern renewals from 1972
1972 Parlour Moor 8 Macer Gifford Harry Thomson Jones Charlotte Monkton
1973 Moyne Royal 8 David Mould Arthur Pitt E. Cook
1974 Highland Abbe 8 Richard Smith Les Kennard Mrs K. Hankey
1975 Brown Lad 9 Tommy Carberry Jim Dreaper Mrs Peter Burrell
1976 Bit of a Jig 8 Dessie Hughes Mick O'Toole Mrs Mick O'Toole
1977 Town Ship 6 Tommy Carberry Peter Easterby Pat Muldoon
1978 Flame Gun 6 Niall Madden [lower-alpha 1] Edward O'Grady Mary Kenny
1979 Lighter 6 Philip Blacker John Edwards G. Smith
1980 Mountrivers 6 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady B. Burser
1981 Derring Rose 6 John Francome Fred Winter Peter Savill
1982 Crimson Embers 7 Stuart Shilston Fulke Walwyn Sally Smart
1983 A Kinsman 7 Geordie Dun John Brockbank Mrs John Brockbank
1984 Gaye Chance 9 Sam Morshead Mercy Rimell Mary Curtis
1985 Rose Ravine 6 Ricky Pusey Fulke Walwyn Sally Smart
1986 Crimson Embers 11 Stuart Shilston Fulke Walwyn Sally Smart
1987 Galmoy 8 Tommy Carmody John Mulhern Miss D. Threadwell
1988, 15 March Galmoy 72/1F9 Tommy Carmody John Mulhern Miss D. Threadwell16 [31]
1989, 14 March Rustle 124/17 Michael Bowlby Nicky Henderson Robert Waley-Cohen 21 [32]
1990, 13 March Trapper John 1 1215/26 Charlie Swan Mouse Morris Jill Fanning22 [33]
1991, 12 March King's Curate nk5/2F7 Mark Perrett Stan Mellor C. J. Ells15 [34]
1992, 10 March Nomadic Way 3 1215/27 Jamie Osborne Barry Hills Robert Sangster 17 [35]
1993, 18 March Shuil Ar Aghaidh 2 1220/17 Charlie Swan Paddy Kiely Mrs Paddy Kiely12 [36]
1994, 17 March Balasani [lower-alpha 6] shd9/2J8 Mark Perrett Martin Pipe Mark Smith14 [37]
1995, 16 March Dorans Pride 511/4F6 Shane Broderick Michael Hourigan Tom Doran11 [38]
1996, 14 March Cyborgo 348/16 David Bridgwater Martin Pipe County Stores Ltd19 [39]
1997, 13 March Karshi 2 1220/17 Jamie Osborne Henrietta Knight 3rd Baron Vestey 17 [40]
1998, 19 March Princeful 216/17 Rodney Farrant Jenny Pitman Robert Hitchins9 [41]
1999, 18 March Anzum nk40/18 Richard Johnson David Nicholson Old Foresters Partnership12 [42]
2000, 16 March Bacchanal 111/26 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson Lady Lloyd-Webber 10 [43]
no race 2001 [lower-alpha 7]
2002, 14 March Baracouda nk13/8F7 Thierry Doumen François Doumen J. P. McManus 16 [44]
2003, 13 March Baracouda 349/4JF8 Thierry Doumen François Doumen J. P. McManus 11 [45]
2004, 18 March Iris's Gift 1 129/27 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill Robert Lester10 [46]
2005, 17 March Inglis Drever 35/16 Graham Lee Howard Johnson Andrea & Graham Wylie 12 [47]
2006 My Way de Solzen hd8/16 Robert Thornton Alan King Winfield, Longman et al.20
2007 Inglis Drever 345/18 Paddy Brennan Howard Johnson Andrea & Graham Wylie 14
2008 Inglis Drever 111/89 Denis O'Regan Howard Johnson Andrea & Graham Wylie 17
2009 Big Buck's 1 346/16 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls Stewart Family14
2010 Big Buck's 3 145/67 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls Stewart Family14
2011 Big Buck's 1 3410/118 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls Stewart Family13
2012 Big Buck's 345/69 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls Stewart Family11
2013 Solwhit 2 1217/29 Paul Carberry Charles Byrnes Top of the Hill13
2014 More Of That 1 1215/26 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill J. P. McManus 10
2015, 12 March Cole Harden 3 1414/16Gavin SheehanWarren GreatrexJill & Robin Eynon16 [48]
2016, 17 March Thistlecrack 7EvensF8 Tom Scudamore Colin Tizzard John and Heather Snook12 [49]
2017, 16 March Nichols Canyon 3410/17 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins Andrea & Graham Wylie 12 [50]
2018, 15 March Penhill 212/17 Paul Townend Willie Mullins Tony Bloom 17 [51]
2019, 14 March Paisley Park 2 3411/8F7 Aidan Coleman Emma LavelleAndrew Gemmell18
2020, 12 March Lisnagar Oscar 250/17Adam WedgeRebecca CurtisRacing For Fun15
2021, 18 March Flooring Porter 3 3412/16Danny MullinsGavin CromwellFlooring Porter Syndicate15
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 amateur jockey
  2. The Festival was not run in 1916–1919 because of World War I
  3. 1 2 3 The race was abandoned in 1931 and 1949 because of frost, and in 1937 because of flooding
  4. The race was dropped from the Festival programme in 1928–29 and 1939–1945
  5. The 1947 edition was abandoned because of snow and frost.
  6. Avro Anson finished first in 1994 a short head in front of Balasani, but he was relegated to second place for causing interference
  7. The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis

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