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Pertemps Final

Listed race
Pertemps Final
Location Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Pertemps
Website Cheltenham
Race information
Distance 3 miles (4,828 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
Purse £75,000 (2010)
1st: £42,758

The Pertemps Final is a Listed National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are twelve 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 1974, when it was introduced as a replacement for a previous race at the Festival, the George Duller Handicap Hurdle. It was originally sponsored by Coral, and for much of its early history it was titled the Coral Golden Hurdle Final. It has had various different sponsors since 1993, and the latest of these, Pertemps, began supporting the race in 2002.

The Pertemps Final is served by eight qualifier races which take place during the preceding five months. In the 2009–10 season these were held at Cheltenham (October), Kempton Park (November), Auteuil (November), Newbury (November), Sandown Park (December), Wincanton (December), Leopardstown (January), and Haydock Park (February).


Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Willie Wumpkins – 1979, 1980, 1981

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Jim Wilson – Willie Wumpkins (1979, 1980, 1981)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Jane Pilkington – Willie Wumpkins (1979, 1980, 1981)
  • Jonjo O'NeillDanny Connors (1991), Inching Closer (2003), Creon (2004)


  • Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".







1974 Kastrup 7 10-03 Graham Thorner David Barons
1975 Saffron Cake 6 10-07 Eddie Wright Les Kennard
1976 Good Prospect 7 11-10 Richard Evans John Edwards
1977 Outpoint 7 11-03 Pat O'Brien Fred Winter
1978 Water Colour 9 10-01 Kevin Whyte Martin Tate
1979 Willie Wumpkins 11 10-04 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington
1980 Willie Wumpkins 12 10-07 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington
1981 Willie Wumpkins 13 10-08 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington
1982 Tall Order 8 10-02 Andrew Stringer Louis Foster
1983 Forgive 'n Forget 6 11-06 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1984 Canio 7 10-09 John Francome Ron Hodges
1985 Von Trappe 8 10-06 Richard Dunwoody Michael Oliver
1986 Motivator 6 10-07 Graham McCourt Mick Ryan
1987 Taberna Lord 6 11-05 Luke Harvey Jim Wilson
1988 Pragada 5 11-00 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1989 Rogers Princess 7 10-00 Shaun Keightley Martin Tate
1990 Henry Mann 7 11-09 Tony Mulholland Simon Christian
1991 Danny Connors 7 10-12 Mark Dwyer Jonjo O'Neill
1992 My View 8 10-04 Jason Titley Michael Purcell
1993 Fissure Seal 7 11-04 Charlie Swan Harry de Bromhead
1994 Tindari 6 10-09 Paul Williams Malcolm Jefferson
1995 Miracle Man 7 10-11 Peter Hobbs Colin Weedon
1996 Great Easeby 6 10-01 Richard McGrath Wilf Storey
1997 Pharanear 7 11-09 Mr Robert Thornton David Nicholson
1998 Unsinkable Boxer 9 10-12 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1999 Generosa 6 10-01 Norman Williamson John Hassett
2000 Rubhahunish 9 11-02 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2001 no race 2001 [1]
2002 Freetown 6 11-02 Tony Dobbin Len Lungo
2003 Inching Closer 6 11-02 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Creon 9 10-00 Timmy Murphy Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Oulart 6 10-02 Paul Carberry Dessie Hughes
2006 Kadoun 9 11-07 Tom Ryan Michael O'Brien
2007 Oscar Park 8 10-09 Tom Doyle David Arbuthnot
2008 Ballyfitz 8 10-08 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Kayf Aramis 7 10-05 Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams
2010 Buena Vista 9 10-01 Hadden Frost David Pipe

1 The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis.


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 60. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

See also

  • Recurring sporting events established in 1974 – this race is included under its former title, Coral Golden Hurdle Final.


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