Saturday 21st December 2019 - Long Walk Hurdle - Grade 1 - 3m1f - Ascot
The Long Walk Hurdle odds will be here when available...
THE LONG WALK HURDLE IS A PATTERN TRIAL RACE FOR THE STAYERS' HURDLE AT CHELTENHAM
The Long Walk Hurdle is a Group 1 race in its own right but is mainly used as a trial race for horses who may potentially contest the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival later in the season. The race is run at ascot each December and gives punters a great chance to run the rule over some of the best staying hurdlers in training.
Since 1971 there have been a number of winners of the Long Walk Hurdle who have then gone onto win the World Hurdle in the same season including the great Baracouda who did it 2001/02 and Big Buck's who has done three times. The class of those two horses highlights the standing that the Long Walk Hurdle is held in and it will be another race to watch this season as we get ready for another Cheltenham Festival.
Past Long Walk Hurdle Winners And Their Cheltenham Performances The Same Season
2018 - Paisley Park - 1st in the Stayers' Hurdle
2017 - Sam Spinner - 5th in the Stayers' Hurdle
2016 - Unowhatimeanharry - 3rd in the Stayers' Hurdle
2015 - Thistlecrack - 1st in the Stayers' Hurdle
2014 - Reve De Sivola - 11th in the Stayers' Hurdle
2013 - Reve De Sivola - 8th in the Stayers' Hurdle
2012 - Reve De Sivola - 4th in the Stayers' Hurdle