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Galway Hurdle

The Galway Hurdle is a National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Galway over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 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 in late July or early August.

The event is held during the seven-day Galway Festival meeting. It was established in 1913, and the inaugural running was won by Red Damsel. For the first six years it was contested over 1½ miles. The race is now sponsored by Guinness.

Contents

Winners since 1988

  • Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

1988 Try a Brandy 6 09-07 Harry Rogers Marty Dunne
1989 I'm Confident 5 09-07 Mr Fran Flood M. McDonagh
1990 Athy Spirit 5 10-11 Tom Taaffe Willie Fennin
1991 Sagaman 5 10-12 Mr Philip Fenton L. J. Codd
1992 Natalies Fancy 6 10-03 Jason Titley Pat Kelly
1993 Camden Buzz 5 10-12 Charlie Swan Paddy Mullins
1994 Oh So Grumpy 6 10-09 Mark Dwyer Jessica Harrington
1995 No Tag 7 10-11 Jason Titley Pat Kelly
1996 Mystical City 6 10-01 David Casey Willie Mullins
1997 Toast the Spreece 5 10-09 Tony McCoy Aidan O'Brien
1998 Black Queen 7 10-02 Shay Barry John Kiely
1999 Quinze 6 11-12 Richard Dunwoody Pat Hughes
2000 Perugino Diamond 4 09-08 Jim Culloty Seamus O'Farrell
2001 Ansar 5 09-09 Paul Carberry Dermot Weld
2002 Say Again 6 10-07 John Cullen Paul Nolan
2003 Sabadilla 9 09-07 Pat Verling Pat Verling
2004 Cloone River 8 10-07 John Cullen Paul Nolan
2005 More Rainbows 5 09-10 Niall Madden Noel Meade
2006 Cuan Na Grai 5 10-09 Paddy Flood Paul Nolan
2007 Farmer Brown 6 10-11 Davy Russell Pat Hughes
2008 Indian Pace 7 09-10 Paul Townend John Kiely
2009 Bahrain Storm 6 10-12 Stephen Gray Pat Flynn

Earlier winners

  • 1913 - Red Damsel
  • 1950 - Lady's Find
  • 1951 - Wye Fly
  • 1952 - Warrenscourt Lad
  • 1953 - Prince of Devon
  • 1954 - Cloudless Days
  • 1955 - Antigue II
  • 1956 - Ivy Green
  • 1957 - Tymon Castle
  • 1958 - Knight Errant
  • 1959 - Cashel View
  • 1960 - Commutering
  • 1961 - Cynge Noir / Newgrove *
  • 1962 - Tripacer
  • 1963 - Snow Trix
  • 1964 - Extra Stout
  • 1965 - Ticonderoga
  • 1966 - Warkey
  • 1967 - Muir
  • 1968 - Annalong
  • 1969 - Bonne
  • 1970 - Dictora
  • 1971 - Highway View
  • 1972 - Hardboy
  • 1973 - Lesabelle
  • 1974 - Just for Fun
  • 1975 - Double Default / Spanner *
  • 1976 - Negrada
  • 1977 - Paddy Bouler
  • 1978 - Prince Tammy
  • 1979 - Hard Tarquin
  • 1980 - Pearlstone
  • 1981 - Double Wrapped
  • 1982 - Pinch Hitter
  • 1983 - Pinch Hitter
  • 1984 - Tara Lee
  • 1985 - Strathline
  • 1986 - Rushmoor
  • 1987 - Belsir

* The 1961 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
* There were two winners in 1975 as the race was split into separate divisions.

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