The Mares Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race. It is open to mares aged four years or older & is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham. During the race the runners have nine hurdles to jump.
It is a relatively new race with the first running of it only taking place in 2008.
Quevega is the queen of this race having won 6 of the 9 runnings of the race, whilst Willie Mullins has also dominated winning 8 of the 9 renewals. Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey in this race having won in the race 7 times.
Type: Grade 1 Hurdle Race
Distance: 2m 4f (4,023m)
Age: 4 year olds + (Mares & Fillies Only)
Weight: 10st 10lb (4yo) 11st 5lb (5yo+)
Prize Fund: £110,000