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List of British National Hunt races

A list of notable National Hunt horse races which take place annually in Great Britain, under the authority of the British Horseracing Authority, including all races which currently hold Grade 1, 2 or 3 status.

Contents

Grade 1

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 November Betfair Chase Chase Haydock 4828 3m 5yo +
002 November Fighting Fifth Hurdle Hurdle Newcastle 3219 2m 4yo +
003 December Tingle Creek Chase Chase Sandown 3219 2m 4yo +
004 December Long Walk Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 5029 3m 1f 4yo +
005 December Christmas Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 3219 2m 4yo +
006 December King George VI Chase Chase Kempton 4828 3m 4yo +
007 December Feltham Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 4828 3m 4yo +
008 December Finale Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 3319 2m ½f 3yo
009 Dec / Jan Challow Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Newbury 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
010 January Tolworth Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
011 January Victor Chandler Chase Chase Ascot 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
012 Jan / Feb Scilly Isles Novices' Chase Chase Sandown 4124 2m 4½f 5yo +
013 February Ascot Chase Chase Ascot 4325 2m 5½f 5yo +
014 March Supreme Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
015 March Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Cheltenham 3219 2m 5yo +
016 March Champion Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
017 March Neptune Investment Management Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
018 March RSA Chase Chase Cheltenham 4929 3m ½f 5yo +
019 March Queen Mother Champion Chase Chase Cheltenham 3219 2m 5yo +
020 March Champion Bumper Flat Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo * 4–6yo
021 March Ryanair Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
022 March World Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4828 3m 4yo +
023 March Triumph Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3420 2m 1f 4yo
024 March Spa Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4828 3m 4yo +
025 March Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 5331 3m 2½f 5yo +
026 April Liverpool Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 4929 3m ½f 4yo +
027 April Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 3319 2m ½f 4yo
028 April Totesport Bowl Chase Aintree 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
029 April Melling Chase Chase Aintree 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
030 April Sefton Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 4929 3m ½f 4yo +
031 April Maghull Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 3219 2m 5yo +
032 April Aintree Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 4023 2m 4f 4yo +

Grade 2

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 October Persian War Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Chepstow 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
002 October Old Roan Chase Chase Aintree 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
003 Oct / Nov West Yorkshire Hurdle Hurdle Wetherby 5029 3m 1f 4yo +
004 Oct / Nov Charlie Hall Chase Chase Wetherby 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
005 Oct / Nov Haldon Gold Cup Chase Exeter 3520 2m 1½f 4yo +
006 November Rising Stars Novices' Chase Chase Wincanton 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
007 November Elite Hurdle Hurdle Wincanton 3219 2m 4yo +
008 November Sharp Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
009 November Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 3yo
010 November November Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 3219 2m 4yo +
011 November Hyde Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
012 November Amlin 1965 Chase Chase Ascot 3823 2m 3f 4yo +
013 November Ascot Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 3923 2m 3½f 4yo +
014 Nov / Dec Worcester Novices' Chase Chase Newbury 4828 3m 4yo +
015 Nov / Dec Berkshire Novices' Chase Chase Newbury 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
016 Nov / Dec Long Distance Hurdle Hurdle Newbury 4929 3m ½f 4yo +
017 Nov / Dec Peterborough Chase Chase Huntingdon 4124 2m 4½f 4yo +
018 December Winter Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 4124 2m 4½f 4yo +
019 December Henry VIII Novices' Chase Chase Sandown 3219 2m 4yo +
020 December Relkeel Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4,124 2m 4½f 4yo +
021 December Boylesports.com International Hurdle Cheltenham 3420 2m 1f 4yo +
022 December Bristol Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4828 3m 4yo +
023 December December Novices' Chase Chase Lingfield 4828 3m 4yo +
024 December Summit Junior Hurdle Hurdle Lingfield 3319 2m ½f 3yo
025 December Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 3219 2m 4yo +
026 December Noel Novices' Chase Chase Ascot 3822 2m 3f 4yo +
027 December Championship Standard Open NHF Race Flat Ascot 3219 2m 4yo * 4–6yo
028 December Wayward Lad Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 3219 2m 4yo +
029 December Desert Orchid Chase Chase Kempton 3219 2m 4yo +
030 January Dipper Novices' Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
031 January Leamington Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Warwick 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
032 January Warfield Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 4828 3m 4yo +
033 January Holloway's Hurdle Hurdle Ascot 3923 2m 3½f 4yo +
034 January Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
035 January Altcar Novices' Chase Chase Haydock 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
036 January Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Haydock 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
037 January Peter Marsh Chase Chase Haydock 4828 3m 5yo +
038 January Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3420 2m 1f 4yo
039 January Cotswold Chase Chase Cheltenham 5130 3m 1½f 5yo +
040 January Classic Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4124 2m 4½f 4yo +
041 January Cleeve Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4828 3m 5yo +
042 Jan / Feb River Don Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Doncaster 4929 3m ½f 4yo +
043 Jan / Feb Lightning Novices' Chase Chase Doncaster 3319 2m ½f 5yo +
044 Jan / Feb Doncaster Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Doncaster 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
045 Jan / Feb Towton Novices' Chase Chase Wetherby 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
046 February Kingmaker Novices' Chase Chase Warwick 3219 2m 5yo +
047 February Aon Chase Chase Newbury 4828 3m 5yo +
048 February Game Spirit Chase Chase Newbury 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
049 February Winter Bumper Flat Newbury 3319 2m ½f 4yo * 4–6yo
050 February Reynoldstown Novices' Chase Chase Ascot 4828 3m 5yo +
051 February Rendlesham Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 5029 3m 1f 4yo +
052 February Prestige Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 5029 3m 1f 4yo +
053 February Kingwell Hurdle Hurdle Wincanton 3219 2m 4yo +
054 February Dovecote Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 3219 2m 4yo+
055 February Pendil Novices' Chase Chase Kempton 4124 2m 4½f 5yo +
056 February Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 3219 2m 4yo
057 February National Spirit Hurdle Hurdle Fontwell 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
058 Feb / March Premier Kelso Hurdle Hurdle Kelso 3621 2m 2f 4yo +
059 March David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
060 April Manifesto Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
061 April Top Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
062 April Mildmay Novices' Chase Chase Aintree 5029 3m 1f 5yo +
063 April Mersey Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 4023 2m 4f 4yo +
064 April Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race Flat Aintree 3420 2m 1f 4yo * 4–6yo
065 April Silver Trophy Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
066 April Future Champion Novices' Chase Chase Ayr 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
067 April Scottish Champion Hurdle Hurdle Ayr 3219 2m 4yo +
068 April Celebration Chase Chase Sandown 3219 2m 5yo +

Grade 3

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 November Servo Trophy Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 5532 3m 3½f 4yo +
002 November Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 4124 2m 4½f 4yo +
003 November Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
004 Nov / Dec Hennessy Gold Cup Chase Newbury 5331 3m 2½f 4yo +
005 December Boylesports.com Gold Cup Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
006 December Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Chase Wetherby 5029 3m 1f 4yo +
007 December Welsh National Chase Chepstow 5934 3m 5½f 4yo +
008 January Victorchandler.com Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
009 January Classic Chase Chase Warwick 5834 3m 5f 5yo +
010 January Betfair Trophy Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
011 Jan / Feb Heroes Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 4426 2m 6f 4yo +
012 February Totesport Trophy Hurdle Newbury 3319 2m ½f 4yo +
013 February Blue Square Gold Cup Chase Haydock 5633 3m 4f 5yo +
014 February Racing Post Chase Chase Kempton 4828 3m 5yo +
015 Feb / March Greatwood Gold Cup Chase Newbury 4023 2m 4f 5yo +
016 March Paddy Power Novices' Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 4023 2m 4f 4yo * 4–7yo
017 March William Hill Trophy Chase Cheltenham 4929 3m ½f 5yo +
018 March Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
019 March Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 4yo
020 March Byrne Group Plate Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
021 March Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 3420 2m 1f 5yo +
022 March Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Chase Cheltenham 3319 2m ½f 5yo +
023 April Red Rum Handicap Chase Chase Aintree 3219 2m 5yo +
024 April John Smith's Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Aintree 4929 3m ½f 4yo +
025 April Grand National Chase Aintree 7242 4m 4f 6yo +
026 April Scottish Grand National Chase Ayr 6639 4m 1f 5yo +
027 April Bet365 Gold Cup Chase Sandown 5934 3m 5½f 5yo +
028 May Swinton Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Haydock 3219 2m 4yo +

Selected other races

Month

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 November Becher Chase Chase Aintree 5230 3m 2f 5yo +
002 December Castleford Chase Chase Wetherby 3219 2m 5yo +
003 January Lanzarote Hurdle Hurdle Kempton 4225 2m 5f 4yo +
004 Jan / Feb Contenders Hurdle Hurdle Sandown 3319 2m ½f 5yo +
005 February Eider Chase Chase Newcastle 6639 4m 1f 5yo +
006 March Imperial Cup Hurdle Sandown 3219 2m 4yo +
007 March Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Chase Cheltenham 6236 3m 7f 5yo +
008 March National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham 6437 4m 5yo +
009 March Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +
010 March Pertemps Final Hurdle Cheltenham 4828 3m 5yo +
011 March Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham 5130 3m 1½f 5yo +
012 March Christie's Foxhunter Chase Chase Cheltenham 5331 3m 2½f 5yo +
013 March Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle Hurdle Cheltenham 4124 2m 4½f 4yo +

Discontinued

Last Run

Race Name

Type

Racecourse

Distance

Age

001 Jan 2006 Churchill Road Hurdle Hurdle Lingfield 3923 2m 3½f 4yo +
002 March 2004 Cathcart Challenge Cup Chase Cheltenham 4225 2m 5f 5yo +

Distances in miles and furlongs

References




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