Ballymore Novices Hurdle

The Ballymore Novices Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race which can be entered by horses aged for or older. The race is run on the Old Course  and runners have 10 hurdles to negotiate. Only novice hurdlers can enter the race and it is always the first race on the second day).

1.30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle  (ITV/RTV)

Type: Grade 1 Hurdle Race

Distance: 2m 5f 

Age: 4 year olds +

Weight: 10st 13lb (4yo)  11st 7lb (5yo+)

Allowances: 7lb for fillies and mares

Prize Fund: £125,000

2009-2018 Stats


  • Willie Mullins has won three times, other wins have gone to different trainers


  • 6yo have won the race seven times, 5yo three times


  • Four favourites have won, other winning SPs range from 3/1 to 14/1

Form pointers:

  • Nine winners had won a Grade level hurdle
  • Eight winners won their preceding race (six had won their previous two races), the other two were second
  • Four winners went into the race unbeaten
  • Three winners had won over the distance (inc one C&D) and nine winners had previously won at 2m4f or more
  • Seven winners had won at Graded level

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