County Handicap Hurdle

The County Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle race which horses aged 5 years or older can enter. The race is run on the New Course at Cheltenham, with the runners having to jump 8 hurdles on their way round. It is the second race on the Friday of the Cheltenham Festival and has seen quite a few big priced winners in recent years.

When it comes to success in this race, Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey with an impressive 4 wins, the most recent coming in 2011. The most successful trainer in the County Handicap Hurdle is Paul Nicholls who also has an impressive 4 wins to his name.


County Handicap Hurdle Profile

Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race

Distance: 2m 1f (3,420m)

Age: 5 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Prize Fund: £95,000