Stayers’ Hurdle

stayers' hurdle
Introduced 1912
RacecourseCheltenham, New Course
Race Distance 2 miles, 7 furlongs & 213 yards
Entry ConditionsHorses aged 4 and over
Current SponsorPaddy Power
Date & TimeDay 3 / Thursday 18th March 2021 / 15:30
Leading Jockey Ruby Walsh with 5 wins
Leading Trainer Paul Nicholls with 64 wins

The Stayers’ Hurdle takes place on the new course at Cheltenham Racecourse and features on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is run over a distance of approximately 3 miles and features 12 hurdles to be jumped. It was introduced in 1912 when the winner of the race received just £100. The total prize fund today for the Stayers’ Hurdle is £325,000.

Originally called the ‘Stayers’ Selling Hurdle’ due to the winning horse being sold after the race for £50, the name was changed to the ‘Wold Hurdle’ in 2005 when Ladbrokes took over sponsorship. The name Stayers’ Hurdle was introduced in 2017 when former betting brand Sun Bets sponsored the race.

Stayers’ Hurdle Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2020 1st Lisnagar Oscar 7 50-1 Miss R Curtis Adam Wedge  
  2nd Ronald Pump 7 20-1 Matthew J Smith B J Cooper  2 lengths
  3rd Bacardys 9 33-1 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins  3 lengths
2019 1st Paisley Park 7 11-8F E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman  
  2nd Sam Spinner 7 33-1 Jedd O’Keeffe Joe Colliver 2 3/4 Lengths
  3rd Faugheen 11 4-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 4  Lengths
2018 1st Penhill 7 12-1 W P Mullins P Townend  
  2nd Supasundae 8 6-1 J Harrington R M Power 2 Lengths
  3rd Wholestone 7 14-1 N A Twiston-Davies Aiden Coleman 3 Lengths
2017 1st  Nichols Canyon 7 10-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh  
  2nd Lil Rockerfeller 6 33-1 N B King T E Whelan 3/4 of a Length
  3rd Unowhatimeanharry 9 5-6 H Fry N D Fehily 3 1/2 Lengths
2016 1st  Thistlecrack 8 1-1 C L Tizzard T Scudamore  
  2nd Alpha Des Obeaux 6 8-1 M F Morris B J Cooper 7 Lengths
  3rd Bobs Worth 11 33-1 N J Henderson David Bass 22 Lengths
2015 1st  Cole Harden 6 14-1 W Greatrex Nico de G Sheehan  
  2nd Saphir Du Rheu 6 5-1 P F Nicholls Sam Twisten-Davies 3 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Zarkandar 8 6-1 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 3 1/4 Lengths

Stayers’ Hurdle Trends

  • 13 of the last 15 Stayers’ Hurdle winners were priced at 10-1 or shorter
  • 15 of the last 18 Stayers’ Hurdle winners had finished 1st or 2nd in every hurdle race they ran that season
  • 11 of the last 15 Stayers’ Hurdle winners had won their previous race

Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Offers

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the busiest times of the year for bookmakers. With an estimates £500m+ bet by punters, they’re all fighting for your business. This encourages bookies to run an increased number of betting offers to attract new and existing customers and there are some excellent promotions available.

There will be a number of Stayers’ Hurdle betting offers available in the run-up and on the day of the race. Bookmakers will be offering free bets, extra places, refunds, best odds guaranteed, enhanced odds and much more.

Take a look at the Stayers’ Hurdle betting offers below which are expected to be available for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.