Contenders Hurdle

Contenders Hurdle
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2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2008
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2007
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1999
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1998
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1997
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1996
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1995
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1994
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1993
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1992
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1990-1988
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1988
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The Contenders Hurdle is a Listed National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of about 2 miles (1 mile 7 furlongs and 216 yards, or 3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late January or early February.

The race was first run in 1949 and was originally titled the Oteley Hurdle, and it was contested over a length of 2 miles (3,219 metres). Winners in the 1970s included Lanzarote and Sea Pigeon, and during the 1980s it was won by Desert Orchid and See You Then.

From the early 1990s until 2007 the race was sponsored by Agfa, and it was known as the Agfa Hurdle. In 1993 its distance was extended by 110 yards (about 100 metres) to the current length. It is now sponsored by Betfred. The 2008 running was classed at Grade 2 level, but the event was reverted to its former Listed status in 2009. Prior to 2010 it was open to horses aged five and over. The race often serves as a trial for the Champion Hurdle, and the most recent horse to win both events in the same year is Buveur d'Air in 2017 and 2018.

WinnersEdit

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
1949 National Spirit 8 Bryan Marshall Vic Smyth
1950 National Spint 9 D Dillon Vic Smyth
1951Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1952 Telegram II 5 Dave Dick Fulke Walwyn
1953Abandoned because of snow
1954 Fastnet Rock 7 A Freeman C Jellis
1955Abandoned because of snow
1956Abandoned because of frost
1957 Vermillion 9 Fred Winter Ryan Price
1958 Retour de Flamme 5 Jimmy Lindley S Warren
1959 Fare Time 6 Fred Winter Ryan Price
1960 Fare Time 7 Fred Winter Ryan Price
1961 Eborneezer 6 Fred Winter Ryan Price
1962 Snuff Box 5 J Gilbert John Benstead
1963Abandoned because of snow and frost
1964 Kirriemuir 4 David Mould Fulke Walwyn
1965 Magic Court 7 P McCarron T Robson
1966Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1967 Chenonceaux 6 D Briscoe Ken Cundell
1968 Into View 5 E P Harty Fred Winter
1969Abandoned because of snow
1970 Major Rose 8 Josh Gifford Ryan Price
1971 Major Rose 9 Paul Kelleway Ryan Price
1972 Phaestus 6 Ken White Fred Rimell
1973 Lanzarote 5 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1974 Lanzarote 6 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1975Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1976 Sea Pigeon 6 Jonjo O'Neill Gordon W. Richards
1977 Bird's Nest 7 Andy Turnell Bob Turnell
1978 Sea Pigeon 8 Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby
1979Abandoned because of frost
1980 Pollardstown 5 Philip Blacker Stan Mellor
1981 Celtic Ryde 6 John Francome Peter Cundell
1982 Heighlin[1] 6 Steve Jobar David Elsworth
1983 Cima 5 Sam Morshead Jim Old
1984 Sula Bula 6 Mr Tim Easterby Peter Easterby
1985 Desert Orchid 6 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1986 See You Then 6 Steve Smith Eccles Nicky Henderson
1987 Prideaux Boy 9 Michael Bowlby Graham Roach
1988 Celtic Chief 5 Richard Dunwoody Mercy Rimell
1989 Aldino 6 Simon Sherwood Oliver Sherwood
1990 no race 1990 [2]
1991 Voyage Sans Retour 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1992 Fidway 7 Peter Scudamore Tim Thomson Jones
1993 Mole Board 11 Carl Llewellyn Jim Old
1994 Muse 7 Paul Holley David Elsworth
1995 Land Afar 8 Graham McCourt John Webber
1996 Atours 8 Richard Dunwoody David Elsworth
1997 Double Symphony 9 Jamie Osborne Charlie Brooks
1998 Master Beveled 8 Tony McCoy David Evans
1999 Midnight Legend 8 Richard Johnson David Nicholson
2000 Auetaler 6 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2001 Teaatral 7 Norman Williamson Charles Egerton
2002 Bilboa 5 Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2003 Rooster Booster 9 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2004 Rhinestone Cowboy 8 Mr J. P. Magnier Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Self Defense 8 Robert Thornton Patrick Chamings
2006 Royal Shakespeare 7 Tom Scudamore Steve Gollings
2007 Detroit City 5 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2008 Afsoun 6 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2009 Celestial Halo 5 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2010 Binocular 6 Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson
2011 Binocular 7 Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson
2012 no race 2012 [3]
2013 Rock On Ruby[4] 8 Noel Fehily Harry Fry
2014 no race 2014 [5]
2015 Garde La Victoire 6 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2016 Connetable 4 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2017 Buveur d'Air 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2018 Buveur d'Air 7 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2019 Buveur d'Air 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2020 Quel Destin 5 Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls
2012 no race 2021
2022 Goshen 6 Jamie Moore Gary Moore

1 The 1982 race was run at Kempton.
2 The 1990 running was abandoned because of waterlogging.
3 The 2012 running was abandoned due to frost.
4 The 2013 race was run at Doncaster after the original meeting at Sandown became chase only due to the waterlogged state of the hurdle course[1]
5 The 2014 running was abandoned due to going conditions.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champion Hurdle trial rerouted to Doncaster as the weather beats Sandown's Saturday hurdles card". racingbetter.co.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Sandown switch to chase card". www.attheraces.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.