JCB Triumph Hurdle

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.

1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (ITV/RTV)

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

2009-2018 Stats


  • 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

Form pointers:

  • 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

Racing Hub Shortlist

1 Sir Erec, 2 Quel Destin, 3 Gardens Of Babylon