Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle is a National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain for conditional jockeys which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (2 miles 4 furlongs and 56 yards, or 4,075 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
Ungraded race
LocationCheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated2009
Race typeHurdle race
WebsiteCheltenham
Race information
Distance2m 4f 56y (4,075 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
WeightHandicap
Purse£52,500 (2021)
1st: £32,498
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
2022
Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Gold, black sleeves and cap with gold tassel White, emerald green chevrons, red cap
Banbridge Cobblers Dream Hollow Games
Previous years
2021
Yellow and brown (quartered), halved sleeves, yellow cap Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black, pink seams, halved sleeves and diamond on cap
Galopin Des Champs Langer Dan Floueur
2020-2011
2020
Dark blue, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, dark blue armlets Red and white check, white cap Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap
Indefatigable Pileon Great White Shark
2019
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap
Early Doors Dallas Des Pictons Defi Bleu
2018
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Royal blue, pink disc, maroon sleeves, royal blue stars, dark blue cap, pink spots Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
Blow By Blow Discorama Early Doors
2017
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Dark blue, yellow diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond
Champagne Classic Verni Runfordave
2016
Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star Orange, dark green chevrons, orange sleeves, quartered cap White, black chevron, black and white striped sleeves, white cap, black diamonds
Ibis Du Rheu Flying Angel Sky Khan
2015
Royal blue and white stripes, white sleeves Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
Killultagh Vic Noble Endeavor Roi Des Francs
2014
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap
Don Poli Thomas Crapper Caid Du Berlais
2013
Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Black, red braces and sleeves, red and black quartered cap Red, white disc, diabolo on sleeves
Salubrious Nagpur Double Ross
2012
Beige and brown (quartered), brown sleeves Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap White, black cap
Attaglance Toner D'Oudairies Oscar Nominee
2011
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap White, royal blue diamond, royal blue and white hooped sleeves, orange cap Yellow, emerald green epaulets, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, emerald green cap, yellow star
Sir Des Champs Son of Flicka First Point
2010-2009
2010
Black, brown stripe Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow cap
Pause And Clause Radium Clova Island
2009
Grey, white epaulets Black and white stripes, emerald green and white striped sleeves Light blue, royal blue hoop, armlets and cap
Andytown Midnight Chase Big Eared Fran
 

The event was established in 2009 and is named in honour of Martin Pipe, a highly successful National Hunt trainer who retired in 2006. During his career Pipe was Champion Trainer fifteen times, and his record at the Cheltenham Festival included thirty-four victories.[1]

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey :

  • no jockey has won this race more than once

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Willie MullinsSir Des Champs (2011), Don Poli (2014), Killultagh Vic (2015), Galopin Des Champs (2021)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
2009 Andytown 6 11-02 Felix de Giles Nicky Henderson
2010 Pause and Clause 6 11–10 Johnny Farrelly Emma Lavelle
2011 Sir Des Champs 5 11-06 Emmet Mullins Willie Mullins
2012 Attaglance 6 11-06 Harry Haynes Malcolm Jefferson
2013 Salubrious 6 11-08 Harry Derham Paul Nicholls
2014 Don Poli 5 11-05 Mikey Fogarty Willie Mullins
2015 Killultagh Vic 6 11-01 Luke Dempsey Willie Mullins
2016 Ibis du Rheu 5 11-07 Jack Sherwood Paul Nicholls
2017 Champagne Classic 6 11-03 James Slevin Gordon Elliott
2018 Blow By Blow 7 11-10 Donagh Meyler Gordon Elliott
2019 Early Doors 6 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill Jr Joseph O'Brien
2020 Indefatigable 7 11-09 Rex Dingle Paul Webber
2021 Galopin Des Champs 5 11-09 Sean O'Keefe Willie Mullins
2022 Banbridge 6 11-03 Mark McDonagh Joseph O'Brien

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legend Pipe honoured by Cheltenham". thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. 20 January 2009. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2010.