The Triumph Hurdle is a race run exclusively for four-year-old juvenile novices with eight flights to be jumped on the new course.
A two-mile and one furlong contest for the best four-year-old novice hurdlers, the JCB Triumph Hurdle is a kindergarten for future stars. Previous recent winners include Our Conor and Tiger Roll.
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|When:||Friday 17th March, 1:30pm|
|Distance:||Two-miles one furlong|
|Race Type||Grade 1 Hurdle|
|Weights:||11st 0lbs (7lb allowance for fillies)|
|Where to watch?||ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Triumph Hurdle Tips
The Triumph Hurdle kicks off day four of the Cheltenham Festival, and it is the only festival race that is specifically designed for horses that are four-year-old.
These youngsters won’t have had much racing, and will likely still be improving, though we often see strong favourites emerge as they look to grow into Champion Hurdle contenders of the future. As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, we will update this page with our full betting preview, the latest odds for the race and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.
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Triumph Hurdle Betting Odds (January Update)
We’ve already got a strong favourite for the Triumph Hurdle, despite being a couple of months away from race day and that is Lossiemouth.
The Willie Mullins trained filly has landed in Ireland and won at Grade Three and Grade Two level in her two starts so far, and appears to have the world at her feet.
What Happened in the Triumph Hurdle 2022?
The Triumph Hurdle kicked off a day at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival where Ireland won all seven races, and this race in particular was a strong one for them. The first five home were Irish trained, but there was no doubting the winner, Vauban, who impressed and left the impression there was plenty more to come with experience, winning the race by two and a half lengths.
Past Winners of the Triumph Hurdle
2022 - Vauban
2021 – Quilixios
2020 – Burning Victory
2019 – Pentland Hills
2018 – Farclas
When is the Triumph Hurdle?
The Triumph Hurdle is the traditional opening race on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival, which is also known as ‘Gold Cup Day’. In 2023, the JCB Triumph Hurdle will open proceedings on Friday 17th March with an off time of 1:30pm.
What weights are carried for the Triumph Hurdle?
All horses in the Triumph Hurdle carry a weight of 11 stones. Fillies are given a 7lb allowance meaning they only carry 10 stone 7lb.
What age must a horse be to run in the Triumph Hurdle?
The Triumph Hurdle is a race for juvenile hurdlers and open to horses aged four years old.