The JCB Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 hurdle race for horses aged 4 years old. It is run on the New Course with 8 hurdles to jump. It is a race for novice hurdlers and is the main event in the National Hunt calendar for juveniles.
The race traditionally enjoys a huge roar when they set off, heralding the first event on Gold Cup day.
Type: Grade 1 Hurdle Race
Distance: 2m 1f (3,420m)
Age: 4 year olds
Weight: 11st 0lb
Allowances: 7lb for fillies & mares.
Prize Fund: £125,000
- Won three times by Nicky Henderson and twice by Gordon Elliott
- Won by three favourites and four times by horses second or third in the market
- Nine winners have been 10/1 or shorter in the market
- Nine winners had a 50% or better success rate in hurdles
- Six winners had won over the distance, two over C&D
- Six winners won their preceding race
- Only one winner was a maiden
- Seven winners had had three or less runs
- Five winners were undefeated going into the race