|Grade 1 race|
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Distance||3m ½f (4,929 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||10 st 13 lb (4yo);|
11 st 7 lb (5yo+)
7 lb for fillies and mares
The Liverpool Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 3 miles and 110 yards (4,929 metres), and during its running there are thirteen hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in early April.
The event was established in 1974, and it was originally held at Ascot. During the first part of its history it was called the Long Distance Hurdle, and it was initially contested over 3 miles. For a period it was classed at Grade 2 level.
The race was transferred to Aintree in 2004, and since then it has been named after the nearby city of Liverpool. Its original distance has been extended by 110 yards.
The Liverpool Hurdle was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2010, and it is currently the first race on the opening day of the three-day Grand National meeting.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Gaye Brief – 1986, 1988
- Mighty Man – 2006, 2007
- Big Buck's – 2009, 2010
Leading jockey (5 wins):
- Peter Scudamore – Gaye Chance (1982), Bajan Sunshine (1985), Gaye Brief (1986), Mrs Muck (1987), Pragada (1992)
Leading trainer (5 wins):
- Martin Pipe – Pragada (1992), Sweet Glow (1994), Galant Moss (1999), Maid Equal (2001), Deano's Beeno (2003)
- Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
|1974||Moyne Royal||9||Jeff King||Arthur Pitt|
|1975||Lanzarote||7||Richard Pitman||Fred Winter|
|1976||Good Prospect||7||Andrew Turnell||John Edwards|
|1977||Mark Henry||6||Tommy Stack||Bill Elsey|
|1978||Flame Gun||6||Mr Niall Madden||Edward O'Grady|
|1979||Prominent King||7||Jonjo O'Neill||Peter Easterby|
|1980||Derring Rose||5||Andrew Turnell||Alan Jarvis|
|1981||Shell Burst||6||Hywel Davies||Les Kennard|
|1982||Gaye Chance||7||Peter Scudamore||Mercy Rimell|
|1983||Sandalay||5||Paul Charlton||Peter Cundell|
|1984||Alastor O Mavros||5||Hywel Davies||Josh Gifford|
|1985||Bajan Sunshine||6||Peter Scudamore||Martin Tate|
|1986||Gaye Brief||9||Peter Scudamore||Mercy Rimell|
|1987||Mrs Muck||6||Peter Scudamore||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|1988||Gaye Brief||11||Dermot Browne||Mercy Rimell|
|no race 1989 |
|1990||Battalion||6||Ben de Haan||Charlie Brooks|
|1991||Mole Board||9||Jamie Osborne||Jim Old|
|1992||Pragada||9||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe|
|1993||Sweet Duke||6||Carl Llewellyn||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|1994||Sweet Glow||7||Richard Dunwoody||Martin Pipe|
|1995||Cab on Target||9||Peter Niven||Mary Reveley|
|1996||Pleasure Shared||8||Warren Marston||Philip Hobbs|
|1997||Trainglot||10||Richard Dunwoody||Jimmy FitzGerald|
|1998||Marello||7||Peter Niven||Mary Reveley|
|1999||Galant Moss||5||Tony McCoy||Martin Pipe|
|2000||Teaatral||6||Dean Gallagher||Charles Egerton|
|2001||Maid Equal||10||Mr Tom Scudamore||Martin Pipe|
|2002||Spendid||10||Warren Marston||Alan King|
|2003||Deano's Beeno||11||Tony McCoy||Martin Pipe|
|2004||Iris's Gift||7||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O'Neill|
|2005||Monet's Garden||7||Tony Dobbin||Nicky Richards|
|2006||Mighty Man||6||Richard Johnson||Henry Daly|
|2007||Mighty Man||7||Richard Johnson||Henry Daly|
|2008||Blazing Bailey||6||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2009||Big Buck's||6||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2010||Big Buck's||7||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
1 The 1989 running was abandoned because of snow.
- Recurring sporting events established in 1974 – this race is included under its original title, Long Distance Hurdle.
- aintree.co.uk – 2010 John Smith's Grand National Media Guide.
- pedigreequery.com – Liverpool Hurdle (Long Distance Hurdle) – Aintree.