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Stayers' Hurdle

Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Odds

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the leading long-distance hurdle event in the National Hunt calendar and one of the most popular races taking place on St Patrick’s Thursday.

Previously known as the World Hurdle, the Stayers’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race open to horses aged four years or older. It takes place on the New Course at Cheltenham which covers roughly 3 miles and features twelves hurdles total.

Endurance and stamina reign supreme in the Stayers’ Hurdle making for a fantastic showing for horse racing fans. All previous winners have showcased a different type of mettle given the number of participants and the distance covered.

This year’s Stayers’ Hurdle promises to be something special, with multiple top ranking horses competing for the grand prize. See our Stayers’ Hurdle betting odds for our latest prices.

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History of the Stayers’ Hurdle Cheltenham

The Stayers’ Hurdle has a long and rich history at the Cheltenham festival dating back to 1912. The inaugural race was run at the legendary Prestbury Park and was won by Silver Bay ridden by W. Catling, taking home only £100 for coming in first.

Many horse racing fans might not know that the race was dropped from the schedule not once but twice between 1928-1929 and 1939-1945. It would return the year after in 1946 replacing the Spa Hurdle where it has remained ever since.

This race is famous for producing multiple race winners over the years. Eight horses have won the race more than once with many successfully defending their crowns in repeat succession, such as Silver Bay Silver Bay (1913/14), Barracuda (2002/03), and Inglis Drever (2007/08).

The most successful horse to grace this heat is Big Buck’s having dominated the competition with four successive wins between 2009 and 2012. The only horse to come close to matching it is Flooring Porter who won back to back years in 2021 and 2022 before his streak was ended by Sire Du Berlais last year.

Ireland’s Ruby Walsh is this race’s most successful jockey, recording an impressive five wins on the green. He won four times to set the horse record with Big Buck’s and once with Nichols Canyon in 2017.

When is the Stayers’ Hurdle race?

The Stayers’ Hurdle will take place March 14th at 15:30. It is the fourth race taking place on the third day of Cheltenham, a day dedicated to the Irish and their passion for horse racing – hence the ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ name.

Expect another thrilling contest in 2024 with the likes of Teahupoo, Sire Du Berlais, and Crambo in action. All three have shown incredible fortitude in the past, with Sire Du Berlais coming out on top in last year’s fantastic contest.

Here is the rumoured lineup for the 2024 Stayers’ Hurdle:

  • Teahupoo
  • Irish Point
  • Crambo
  • Sir Gerhard
  • Noble Yeats
  • Monkfish
  • Flooring Porter
  • Paisley Park
  • Sire Du Berlais

Selected entrants listed are correct at time of publication but subject to change. Please check the race market for latest runners & riders.

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To learn more about the 2024 competitors and who we think has a shot at taking home gold, see our show-stopping betting tips. And check out our Stayers’ Hurdle betting odds for all the latest prices.

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