|Grade 1 race|
|Location|| Cheltenham Racecourse |
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Distance||2m 7f 213y (4,785 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||11 st 1 lb (4yo);|
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
7 lb for fillies and mares
|Flooring Porter||Sire Du Berlais||Paisley Park|
|Lisnagar Oscar||Ronald Pump||Bacardys|
|Paisley Park||Sam Spinner||Faugheen|
|Nichols Canyon||Lil Rockerfeller||Unowhatimeanharry|
|Thistlecrack||Alpha Des Obeaux||Bobs Worth|
|Cole Harden||Saphir Du Rheu||Zarkandar|
|More Of That||Annie Power||At Fishers Cross|
|Solwhit||Celestial Halo||Smad Place|
|Big Buck's||Voler La Vedette||Smad Place|
|Big Buck's||Grands Crus||Mourad|
|Big Buck's||Time For Rupert||Powerstation|
|Inglis Drever||Kasbah Bliss||Kazal|
|Inglis Drever||Mighty Man||Blazing Bailey|
|My Way de Solzen||Golden Cross||Mighty Man|
|Inglis Drever||Baracouda||Rule Supreme|
|Iris's Gift||Baracouda||Crystal d'Ainay|
|Baracouda||Iris's Gift||Limestone Lad|
|Baracouda||Bannow Bay||It Takes Time|
|Anzum||Le Coudray||Lady Rebecca|
|Princeful||Splendid Thyne||Ocean Hawk|
|Cyborgo||Mysilv||What A Question|
|Balasani||Avro Anson||Minella Lad|
|Shuil Ar Aghaidh||Pragada||Baydon Star|
|Nomadic Way||Ubu III||Crystal Spirit|
|King's Curate||Run For Free||Pragada|
|Trapper John||Naevog||Bluff Cove|
|Galmoy||Miss Nero||Bonanza 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.
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.
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.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, 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.
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):
|Date||Winner||Margin|| SP ||Age||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Runners|
|1912, 13 March||Aftermath||15||11/10F||6||J. W. Pullen||Newey Hednesford||A. Newey||4|
|1913, 12 March||Silver Bay||1½||7/4||—||W. Catling||Fitton Lewes||G. H. Hearman||5|
|1914, 11 March||Silver Bay||2||5/2F||—||W. Catling||Fitton Lewes||W. Fitton||12|
|1915, 10 March||Walkover by Rathduff ridden by Mr. Brabazon|
|No races 1916–19|
|1920, 10 March||Wingman||4||4/6F||—||H. Brown||H. A. Brown||H. Brown||12|
|1921, 2 March||Flurry||1½||5/4F||—||W. Smith||Stratton||W. Stratton||11|
|1922, 8 March||Matoppo||8||2/1F||—||F. Rees||C. Piggott||F. Pedley||12|
|1923, 7 March||Warwick||1½||4/7F||—||I. Morgan||Tabor||S. Cohen||3|
|1924, 12 March||The Jester||8||9/4F||6||Keith Piggott||Ernie Piggott||R. Davison||14|
|1925, 10 March||Warwick||12||9/4F||—||George Duller||W. Payne||Jesse Brown||15|
|1926, 10 March||Waterford Glass II||2||8/1||11||E. Foster||Pease||Mrs Pease||17|
|1927, 9 March||Zarane||1||9/1||13||Speck||Butchers||J. T. Coltman||13|
|[b]No races 1928–29|
|1930, 11 March||Sobrino||2||8/11F||5||L. Butchers||Frank Wootton||S. Wootton||15|
|no race 1931|
|1932, 3 March||Icy Kiss||4||7/2||4||W. Hollie||Dick||Mrs D. P. Dick||12|
|1933, 9 March||Sobrino||2||100/8||8||Mr F. Usher||F. Usher||Wight||13|
|1934, 8 March||Fobdown||1½||6/4F||4||Frenchie Nicholson||J. Reardon||J. Reardon||5|
|1935, 14 March||Salic Law||20||4/7F||5||Frenchie Nicholson||V. Hobbs||Sangster||4|
|1936, 12 March||Bishop's Move||1½||3/1||5||C. Mitchell||W. Payne||A. Donn||12|
|no race 1937|
|1938, 10 March||Chestnut||1½||7/1||9||Keith Piggott||Ernie Piggott||Mrs E. Johnson||11|
|No races 1939–45|
|1946, 14 March||Haze||2||8/1||7||Ron Smyth||Vic Smyth||—||17|
|No races 1947|
|1948, 4 March (1)||Spam||2||10/11F||6||Aubrey Brabazon||M. Brabazon||J. Ismay||15|
|1948, 3 March (2)||Albor||2||6/1||6||R. Black||W. Payne||—||17|
|no race 1949|
|1950, 9 March||Mosquito II||1||9/4||5||R. Black||De Moraville||Major I. M. Floor||17|
|1951, 25 April||Whim II||2||100/7||5||J. Gilbert||H. Christie||—||20|
|1952, 6 March||Sarda II||6||2/1F||7||Bob Turnell||Ivor Anthony||Miss P. Vaughan||15|
|1953, 5 March||Jack Leal||nk||5/2F||8||Bryan Marshall||Peter Cazalet||—||18|
|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||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||7||2/1F||9||Tommy Carmody||John Mulhern||Miss D. Threadwell||16|
|1989, 14 March||Rustle||12||4/1||7||Michael Bowlby||Nicky Henderson||Robert Waley-Cohen||21|
|1990, 13 March||Trapper John||1 1⁄2||15/2||6||Charlie Swan||Mouse Morris||Jill Fanning||22|
|1991, 12 March||King's Curate||nk||5/2F||7||Mark Perrett||Stan Mellor||C. J. Ells||15|
|1992, 10 March||Nomadic Way||3 1⁄2||15/2||7||Jamie Osborne||Barry Hills||Robert Sangster||17|
|1993, 18 March||Shuil Ar Aghaidh||2 1⁄2||20/1||7||Charlie Swan||Paddy Kiely||Mrs Paddy Kiely||12|
|1994, 17 March||Balasani||shd||9/2J||8||Mark Perrett||Martin Pipe||Mark Smith||14|
|1995, 16 March||Dorans Pride||5||11/4F||6||Shane Broderick||Michael Hourigan||Tom Doran||11|
|1996, 14 March||Cyborgo||3⁄4||8/1||6||David Bridgwater||Martin Pipe||County Stores Ltd||19|
|1997, 13 March||Karshi||2 1⁄2||20/1||7||Jamie Osborne||Henrietta Knight||3rd Baron Vestey||17|
|1998, 19 March||Princeful||2||16/1||7||Rodney Farrant||Jenny Pitman||Robert Hitchins||9|
|1999, 18 March||Anzum||nk||40/1||8||Richard Johnson||David Nicholson||Old Foresters Partnership||12|
|2000, 16 March||Bacchanal||1||11/2||6||Mick Fitzgerald||Nicky Henderson||Lady Lloyd-Webber||10|
|no race 2001|
|2002, 14 March||Baracouda||nk||13/8F||7||Thierry Doumen||François Doumen||J. P. McManus||16|
|2003, 13 March||Baracouda||3⁄4||9/4JF||8||Thierry Doumen||François Doumen||J. P. McManus||11|
|2004, 18 March||Iris's Gift||1 1⁄2||9/2||7||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O'Neill||Robert Lester||10|
|2005, 17 March||Inglis Drever||3||5/1||6||Graham Lee||Howard Johnson||Andrea & Graham Wylie||12|
|2006||My Way de Solzen||hd||8/1||6||Robert Thornton||Alan King||Winfield, Longman et al.||20|
|2007||Inglis Drever||3⁄4||5/1||8||Paddy Brennan||Howard Johnson||Andrea & Graham Wylie||14|
|2008||Inglis Drever||1||11/8||9||Denis O'Regan||Howard Johnson||Andrea & Graham Wylie||17|
|2009||Big Buck's||1 3⁄4||6/1||6||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Stewart Family||14|
|2010||Big Buck's||3 1⁄4||5/6||7||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Stewart Family||14|
|2011||Big Buck's||1 3⁄4||10/11||8||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Stewart Family||13|
|2012||Big Buck's||3⁄4||5/6||9||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||Stewart Family||11|
|2013||Solwhit||2 1⁄2||17/2||9||Paul Carberry||Charles Byrnes||Top of the Hill||13|
|2014||More Of That||1 1⁄2||15/2||6||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O'Neill||J. P. McManus||10|
|2015, 12 March||Cole Harden||3 1⁄4||14/1||6||Gavin Sheehan||Warren Greatrex||Jill & Robin Eynon||16|
|2016, 17 March||Thistlecrack||7||EvensF||8||Tom Scudamore||Colin Tizzard||John and Heather Snook||12|
|2017, 16 March||Nichols Canyon||3⁄4||10/1||7||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins||Andrea & Graham Wylie||12|
|2018, 15 March||Penhill||2||12/1||7||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins||Tony Bloom||17|
|2019, 14 March||Paisley Park||2 3⁄4||11/8F||7||Aidan Coleman||Emma Lavelle||Andrew Gemmell||18|
|2020, 12 March||Lisnagar Oscar||2||50/1||7||Adam Wedge||Rebecca Curtis||Racing For Fun||15|
|2021, 18 March||Flooring Porter||3 3⁄4||12/1||6||Danny Mullins||Gavin Cromwell||Flooring Porter Syndicate||15|
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