Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
|Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle|
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Distance||2m 4½f (4,124 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle is a National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain for conditional jockeys which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (4,124 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 during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The event was established in 2009, and it is currently the newest race at the Festival. It is named in honour of Martin Pipe, a highly successful National Hunt trainer who retired in 2006. During his career Pipe was Champion Trainer fifteen times, and his record at the Cheltenham Festival included thirty-four victories.
The race is restricted to conditional jockeys – jump jockeys who have not won more than seventy-five races under rules.
Most successful horse:
- no horse has won this race more than once
- no trainer has won this race more than once
- Weights given in stones and pounds.
|2009||Andytown||6||11-02||Felix de Giles||Nicky Henderson|
|2010||Pause and Clause||6||11-10||Johnny Farrelly||Emma Lavelle|
- ↑ "Legend Pipe honoured by Cheltenham". thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. January 20, 2009. http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Legendary-trainer-Martin-Pipe-honoured-Cheltenham-Racecourse/article-627085-detail/article.html. Retrieved 2010-03-06.