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Morgiana Hurdle

Grade 1 race
Morgiana Hurdle
Location Punchestown
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Dobbins and Madigans
Website Punchestown
Race information
Distance 2 miles (3,219 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 11 st 7 lb (4yo);
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
5 lb for fillies and mares
Purse 85,000 (2009)
1st: €55,250

The Morgiana 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 Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event was formerly contested over 2½ miles, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was cut by 2 furlongs in 1992, and it was given Grade 2 status in 1994. The race was shortened to its present length in 1995. It was promoted to Grade 1 level in 2006.

Previous sponsors of the Morgiana Hurdle have included Ballymore Properties and Maplewood Developments. The catering partnership of Dobbins and Madigans began supporting the event in 2009. [1]

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Records

Most successful horse since 1988 (3 wins):

  • Limestone Lad – 1999, 2001, 2002

Leading jockey since 1988 (6 wins):

  • Paul CarberryNomadic (1998), Limestone Lad (2001, 2002), Harchibald (2004), Iktitaf (2006), Jazz Messenger (2007)

Leading trainer since 1988 (6 wins):

  • Noel Meade – Cockney Lad (1996, 1997), Nomadic (1998), Harchibald (2004), Iktitaf (2006), Jazz Messenger (2007)

Winners since 1988

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1988 Grabel 5 Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1989 Grabel 6 Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1990 Mutare 5 D. H. O'Connor John W. Nicholson
1991 Nancy Myles 6 Fran Flood Francis Flood
1992 Destriero 6 Charlie Swan J. J. Furlong
1993 Padashpan 4 P. Morris Willie Mullins
1994 Danoli 6 Charlie Swan Tom Foley
1995 Beakstown 6 Tommy Treacy Paddy Mullins
1996 Cockney Lad 7 Charlie Swan Noel Meade
1997 Cockney Lad [1] 8 Barry Geraghty Noel Meade
1998 Nomadic 4 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
1999 Limestone Lad 7 Shane McGovern James Bowe
2000 Moscow Flyer 6 Paul Moloney Jessica Harrington
2001 Limestone Lad 9 Paul Carberry James Bowe
2002 Limestone Lad [2] 10 Paul Carberry James Bowe
2003 Back in Front 6 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2004 Harchibald 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2005 Brave Inca 7 Tony McCoy Colm Murphy
2006 Iktitaf 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2007 Jazz Messenger 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2008 Hardy Eustace 11 Paddy Flood Dessie Hughes
2009 Solwhit 5 Davy Russell Charles Byrnes

1 The 1997 running took place at Cork.
2 The 2002 edition was held at Navan.

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