Triumph Hurdle

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Triumph Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated1939
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor JCB
Website Cheltenham
Race information
Distance2m 179y (3,382 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds
Weight11 st 0 lb
Allowances
7 lb for fillies
Purse £93,750 (2021)
1st: £52,753
Triumph Hurdle
2022
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2016
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2014
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1988
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The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (2 miles and 179 yards, or 3,382 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for juvenile novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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It is the leading event in the National Hunt calendar to be exclusively contested by juveniles, and it is the opening race on the final day of the Festival.

History

The event was established in 1939, and it was originally held at Hurst Park in Surrey. [1] During the early part of its history it was regularly contested by horses trained in France – six of the first seven winners were French-based. The flat racing jockey Lester Piggott achieved one of his twenty hurdle victories in this race in 1954.

Hurst Park closed in 1962 and the Triumph Hurdle was not run in 1963 or 1964. The race was transferred to Cheltenham in 1965, and for a period thereafter it was sponsored by the Daily Express. It was initially held during the venue's April meeting, but it became part of the Festival in 1968. [2] The Elite Racing Club took over the sponsorship in 1997, and JCB became the sponsor in 2002.

Winners of the Triumph Hurdle often go on to compete in subsequent editions of the Champion Hurdle. Four horses have achieved victory in both events – Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kribensis and Katchit.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (7 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerJockeyTrainer
1939Grey Talk Serge Rochet George Batchelor
no race 1940–49
1950Abrupto Roger Mantelin E. Diggle
1951Blue Song II Fernand Thirion Georges Pelat
1952Hoggar Roger Triboit John Cunnington
1953 Clair Soleil Fred Winter François Mathet
1954Prince Charlemagne Lester Piggott Tommy Carey
1955Kwannin Pierre Delfarguiel Alec Head
1956Square Dance Michael Scudamore Fulke Walwyn
1957Meritorius Denis Dillon Peter Thrale
1958Pundit Harry Sprague Staff Ingham
1959Amazon's Choice Johnny Gilbert Peter Thrale
1960 Turpial Arthur Freeman Peter Cazalet
1961 Cantab Fred Winter Ryan Price
1962Beaver II Josh Gifford Ryan Price
no race 1963–64
1965 Blarney Beacon Geordie Ramshaw Ron Smyth
1966 Black Ice Bobby Beasley Arthur Thomas
1967 Persian War Jimmy Uttley Brian Swift
1968England's Glory Jimmy Uttley Staff Ingham
1969 Coral Diver Terry Biddlecombe Fred Rimell
1970Varma Brian Barker Mick Masson
1971 Boxer Jimmy Uttley Ron Smyth
1972 Zarib Bill Smith Fred Rimell
1973 Moonlight Bay Johnny Haine Ryan Price
1974 Attivo Robert Hughes Cyril Mitchell
1975Royal Epic Fred McKenna Vernon Cross
1976 Peterhof Jonjo O'Neill Mick Easterby
1977 Meladon Tommy Carberry Adrian Maxwell
1978 Connaught Ranger John Burke Fred Rimell
1979 Pollardstown Philip Blacker Stan Mellor
1980 Heighlin Steve Jobar David Elsworth
1981 Baron Blakeney Paul Leach Martin Pipe
1982 Shiny Copper Allen Webb Dina Smith
1983Saxon Farm Mark Perrett Stan Mellor
1984Northern Game Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1985 First Bout Steve Smith Eccles Nicky Henderson
1986 Solar Cloud Peter Scudamore David Nicholson
1987Alone Success Steve Smith Eccles Nicky Henderson
1988 Kribensis Richard Dunwoody Michael Stoute
1989 Ikdam Nigel Coleman Richard Holder
1990Rare Holiday Brendan Sheridan Dermot Weld
1991 Oh So Risky Paul Holley David Elsworth
1992 Duke of Monmouth Mark Richards Simon Sherwood
1993 Shawiya Charlie Swan Michael O'Brien
1994 Mysilv Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1995Kissair Jonothan Lower Martin Pipe
1996 Paddy's Return Richard Dunwoody Ferdy Murphy
1997 Commanche Court Norman Williamson Ted Walsh
1998 Upgrade Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1999 Katarino Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2000 Snow Drop Thierry Doumen François Doumen
no race 2001 [lower-alpha 1]
2002Scolardy Charlie Swan Willie Mullins
2003Spectroscope Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004Made in Japan Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2005 Penzance Robert Thornton Alan King
2006 Detroit City Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2007 Katchit Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 Celestial Halo Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009Zaynar Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2010Soldatino Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2011 Zarkandar Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls
2012 Countrywide Flame Dougie Costello John Quinn
2013 Our Conor Bryan Cooper Dessie Hughes
2014 Tiger Roll Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2015Peace And Co Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2016Ivanovich Gorbatov Barry Geraghty Aidan O'Brien
2017Defi du Seuil Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2018Farclas Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2019Pentland Hills Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2020Burning Victory Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2021Quilixios Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead
2022Vauban Paul Townend Willie Mullins
  1. The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis

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References

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  2. Riley, Stuart. "Ten of the best: we look at some of those who have repeated festival success | Horse Racing News | Racing Post". Racing Post . Retrieved 10 March 2018.