THE HATTON'S GRACE HURDLE IS A POTENTIAL PATTERN TRIAL RACE FOR THE CHAMPION HURDLE OR THE STAYERS HURDLE AT CHELTENHAM
The Hatton's Grace Hurdle is a grade 1 race run at Fairyhouse in Ireland over a trip of 2m4f. The race takes place on the same day as the Royal Bond Novices Hurdle and the Drinmore Novices Chase as part of one of the best days of racing on the National Hunt calendar. The race is named after the famous Hatton's Grace who won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on less than three occasions.
The Hatton's Grace is often used as a key trial race for the Stayers' Hurdle or the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Some of the famous winners of the race in recent year's include Hurricane Fly, Brave Inca, Istabraq and Jezki all of who have also won the Champion Hurdle at least once during their careers.
Past Winners Of The Hatton's Grace Hurdle And Their Cheltenham Performances The Same Season
2018 - Apple's Jade - 6th in the Champion Hurdle
2017 - Apple's Jade - 3rd in the Mares Hurdle
2016 - Apple's Jade - 1st in the Mares Hurdle
2015 - Arctic Fire - 1st in the County Hurdle
2014 - Lieutenant Colonel - 10th in the Stayers Hurdle
2013 - Jezki - 1st in the Champion Hurdle
2012 - Zaidpour - PU in the Stayers' Hurdle
2011 - Voler La Vedette - 2nd in the Stayers' Hurdle