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Hatton's Grace Hurdle

Grade 1 race
Hatton's Grace Hurdle
Location Fairyhouse
Co. Meath, Ireland
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Bar One Racing
Website Fairyhouse
Race information
Distance 2m 4f (4,023 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 11 st 6 lb (4yo);
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
5 lb for fillies and mares
Purse 85,000 (2009)
1st: €55,250

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 eleven hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late November or early December.

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.



Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Limestone Lad – 1999, 2001, 2002
  • Solerina – 2003, 2004, 2005

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Gary Hutchinson – Solerina (2003, 2004, 2005)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • James Bowe – Limestone Lad (1999, 2001, 2002), Solerina (2003, 2004, 2005)







1994 Danoli 6 Charlie Swan Tom Foley
1995 Dorans Pride 6 Shane Broderick Michael Hourigan
1996 Large Action 8 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1997 Istabraq 5 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1998 Istabraq 6 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1999 Limestone Lad 7 Shane McGovern James Bowe
2000 Youlneverwalkalone 6 Conor O'Dwyer Christy Roche
2001 Limestone Lad 9 Paul Carberry James Bowe
2002 Limestone Lad 10 Barry Geraghty James Bowe
2003 Solerina 6 Gary Hutchinson James Bowe
2004 Solerina 7 Gary Hutchinson James Bowe
2005 Solerina 8 Gary Hutchinson James Bowe
2006 Brave Inca 8 Tony McCoy Colm Murphy
2007 Aitmatov 6 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2008 Catch Me 6 Andrew J. McNamara Edward O'Grady
2009 Oscar Dan Dan 7 Davy Russell Tom Mullins


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