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Kingwell Hurdle

The Kingwell 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 February.

The event serves as an important trial for the Champion Hurdle in March. Several horses have won both races in the same year, and the most recent to achieve this was Katchit in 2008.

Winners since 1980

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".






1980 Random Leg 5 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1981 Jugador 6 P. Haynes Derek Kent
1982 Walnut Wonder 7 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1983 Migrator 7 Richard Linley Les Kennard
1984 Desert Orchid 5 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1985 no race 1985–86 [1]
1987 Hypnosis 8 Peter Scudamore David Elsworth
1988 Floyd 8 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1989 Floyd 9 Richard Dunwoody David Elsworth
1990 Kribensis 6 Richard Dunwoody Michael Stoute
1991 Welsh Bard 7 Peter Scudamore Charlie Brooks
1992 Fidway 7 Peter Scudamore Tim Thomson Jones
1993 Valfinet 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1994 Valfinet 7 Richard Dunwoody Martin Pipe
1995 Alderbrook 6 Norman Williamson Kim Bailey
1996 no race 1996
1997 Dreams End 9 Richard Dunwoody Peter Bowen
1998 I'm Supposin 6 Richard Dunwoody Richard Rowe
1999 Grey Shot 7 Jamie Osborne Ian Balding
2000 Hors La Loi III 5 Dean Gallagher François Doumen
2001 Azertyuiop 4 Adrian Maguire Paul Nicholls
2002 Hors La Loi III 7 Dean Gallagher James Fanshawe
2003 Rhinestone Cowboy 7 Norman Williamson Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Rigmarole 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2005 Inglis Drever 6 Tony McCoy Howard Johnson
2006 Briareus 6 Mr Tom Greenall Andrew Balding
2007 Straw Bear 6 Tony McCoy Nick Gifford
2008 Katchit 5 Robert Thornton Alan King
2009 Ashkazar 5 Timmy Murphy David Pipe
2010 no race 2010 [2]

1 The race was abandoned in 1985 because of snow and frost, and in 1986 because of frost.
2 The 2010 running was cancelled due to frost.


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 53. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

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