|Racecourse||Cheltenham, New Course|
|Race Distance||2 miles, 7 furlongs & 213 yards|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 4 and over|
|Current Sponsor||Paddy Power|
|Date & Time||Day 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
|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.