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A true test of stamina over hurdles, the Stayers’ Hurdle is the equivalent of the Gold Cup, using the smaller obstacles, and we’ve seen some electric performances over the years.

This used to be the feature race of day three at the Cheltenham Festival, but it now shares that with the Ryanair Chase.

Don’t let that take anything away from the value of this contest, it’s a real treat, usually served up with a high-quality winner.

Read on for Stayers’ Hurdle Betting odds, tips and free bets for the 2024 renewal.

Race Details
When:Thursday, March 14th - 3:30pm
Race Type:Grade 1 Hurdle
Age:4-Years +
Course:New Course
Weights:11st 10lb (7lb Mares allowance)
Where to Watch:ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams

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Stayers Hurdle Tips

The original feature race on this day, the emergence of the Ryanair Chase has changed that, but that doesn’t mean there is any less quality on show in the Stayers Hurdle. A division that is often wide open, leading to a great betting heat.

Check out Alan Kelly’s horse racing tips and Charlie McCann’s horse racing tips on race day for their free Stayers’ Hurdle tips.

Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Odds

We’ll have the latest Stayers’ Hurdle odds and betting chat closer to the race - check back later.

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What Happened Last Year?

The veteran Sire Du Berlais rolled back the years in 2023, landing the Stayers’ Hurdle at odds of 33/1 - his third win at the Festival after success in the Pertemps Final in 2019 and 2020.

Ridden by Mark Walsh for owner JP McManus, Sire Du Berlais took the lead over the final flight and stayed on strongly up the Cheltenham hill.

Stayers’ Hurdle Key Stats

  • 11 of the last 12 winners had at least one previous run at Cheltenham
  • Nine of the last 12 winners were rated 156 or higher
  • 11 of the last 12 winners had at least two runs that season

Previous Winners of the Stayers’ Hurdle

We’ve listed the last five winners of the Stayers’ Hurdle below.

2023Sire Du Berlais
2022Flooring Porter
2021Flooring Porter
2020Lisnagar Oscar
2019Paisley Park


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What day is the Stayers' Hurdle?

The Stayers' Hurdle is on day three of the Cheltenham Festival - this year, Thursday, March 14th.

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Where can you watch the Stayers' Hurdle?

You can watch the Stayers Hurdle live on ITV Racing, Racing TV, and via Bookmaker Streams.

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What is the prize money for the 2024 Stayers' Hurdle?

The prize money for the winner of the 2024 Stayers' Hurdle is £182,000.

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How far is the Stayers' Hurdle?

The Stayers Hurdle is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 7f and 213yds.

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