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Hatton's Grace Hurdle

The Hatton's Grace Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Fairyhouse over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late November or early December.

Hatton's Grace Hurdle
Grade 1 race
LocationFairyhouse
Co. Meath, Ireland
Inaugurated1994
Race typeHurdle race
SponsorBar One Racing
WebsiteFairyhouse
Race information
Distance2m 4f (4,023 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight11 st 6 lb (4yo);
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse125,000 (2018)
1st: €73,750
Hatton's Grace Hurdle
2018
Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
Apple's Jade Supasundae Limini

The event is named after Hatton's Grace, a three-time winner of the Champion Hurdle trained by Vincent O'Brien. It was established in 1994, and it has held Grade 1 status throughout its history. It is usually staged on the same afternoon as two other top-grade races – the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle and the Drinmore Novice Chase.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Limestone Lad – 1999, 2001, 2002
  • Solerina – 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Apple's Jade - 2016, 2017, 2018

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • James BoweLimestone Lad (1999, 2001, 2002), Solerina (2003, 2004, 2005)

WinnersEdit

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