Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

ballymore novices' hurdle
Introduced1971
RacecourseCheltenham, Old Course
Race Distance Approximately 2 miles & 5 furlongs
Entry ConditionsHorses aged 4 and over
Current SponsorBallymore
Date & TimeDay 2 / Wednesday 11th March 2020 / 15:30
Leading JockeyRuby Walsh with 4 wins
Leading Trainer Willie Mullins  with 4 wins

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, also known as the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle, is the opening race on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival.

It takes place on the old course at Cheltenham and is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 5 furlongs and features 10 hurdles.

The race was originally named the Aldsworth Hurdle when it was introduced in 1971 but has gone under many names due to various sponsors.

More details on the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle can be found below.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2019 1st City Island 6 8-1 M Brassil M P Walsh  
  2nd Champ 7 9-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty  12 Lengths
  3rd Bright Forecast 25-1 B Pauling Nico de Boinville 2 1/4 Lengths
2018 1st Samcro 6 8-11F G Elliott J W Kennedy  
  2nd Black Op 7 8-1 T R George N D Fehily 2 3/4 Lengths
  3rd Next Destination 6 4-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 5 Lengths
2017 1st  Willoughby Court 6 14-1 B Pauling D Bass  
  2nd Neon Wolf 6 2-1F H Fry N D Fehily Head
  3rd Messire Des Obeaux 5 8-1 A King D A Jacob 3 3/4 Lengths
2016 1st  York Hill 6 3-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh  
  2nd Yanworth 6 11-10 A King B J Geraghty 1 3/4 Lengths
  3rd Its’afreebee 6 33-1 D Skelton I Popham 7 Lengths
2015 1st  Winsor Park 6 9-2 D K Weld P Townend  
  2nd Parlour Games 7 13-2 J P Ferguson A P McCoy 3 3/4 Lengths
  3rd Nichols Canyon 5 7-2 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 1 1/2 Lengths

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Trends

  • 15 of the last 19 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winners with priced at 17-2 or less
  • 14 of the last 20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winners won last time out
  • 14 of the last 14 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winners were ages 5 or 6 years old
  • Since 1974, only 1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winner was aged 7 or older

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