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Elite Hurdle

The Elite Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Wincanton over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in early November.

The event was established in 1992, and it was initially held at Cheltenham. It was originally contested over 2 miles and 110 yards. It was transferred Wincanton and cut to its present length in 1994. The race became a limited handicap in 1998.

Winners

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

1992 Morley Street 8 11-08 Richard Dunwoody Toby Balding
1993 no race 1993
1994 Valfinet 7 11-02 Richard Dunwoody Martin Pipe
1995 Atours 7 11-02 Paul Holley David Elsworth
1996 Dreams End 8 10-12 Rodney Farrant Peter Bowen
1997 Pridwell 7 11-06 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1998 Grey Shot 6 10-03 Jamie Osborne Ian Balding
1999 Wahiba Sands 6 11-07 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Mister Morose 10 11-10 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2001 Azertyuiop 4 11-10 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls
2002 Santenay 4 11-07 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls
2003 Well Chief 4 10-05 Jamie Moore Martin Pipe
2004 Perouse 6 10-05 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls
2005 Royal Shakespeare 6 11-01 Graham Lee Steve Gollings
2006 Crow Wood 7 10-01 Dougie Costello John Quinn
2007 Kings Quay 5 11-09 Dougie Costello John Quinn
2008 Chomba Womba 7 10-06 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2009 Celestial Halo 5 11-10 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

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