Things turn green on day 3 at the Cheltenham Festival, as it is St. Patrick’s Thursday. The main race of the day on a Cheltenham Festival is the Stayers’ Hurdle Race (formally known as the World Hurdle), which is run over a distance of 3 miles.
The Stayers’ Hurdle is one of the Festival’s main 4 Championship show piece races, and is always held on the Thursday. The other three show piece races are the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday, also know as Champion Day, the Queen Mother Chase held every year on the Wednesday (Ladies Day), and the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is always held on the Friday, and known as Gold Cup Day.
2017 Stayers’ Hurdle
The Stayers’ Hurdle takes place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at 3.30pm, the official title of the race is The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle. Favourite for this year’s crown is the brilliantly named Unowhatimeanharry, which can be backed at around the 11/8 mark.
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Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Offers
The Stayers’ Hurdle is one of the four showcase races of the Cheltenham Festival, which means there will be plenty of offers available in the few days prior to the race. Keep checking back, and as and when the offers become available, we will be posting them here.
The majority of main bookmakers are non runner no bet on the main Cheltenham races, including on the Stayers’ Hurdle. If your bookie isn’t offering you non runner no bet on this race, then you need to check the likes of Paddy Power who are.
Stayers’ Hurdle Previous Winners
2016 Thistlecrack (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Tom Scudamore | Trainer – Colin Tizzard
2015 Cole Harden (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Gavin Sheehan | Trainer – Warren Greatrex
2014 More Of That (6 Years Old) |Jockey – Barry Geraghty | Trainer – Jonjo O’Neill
2013 Solwhit (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Paul Carberry | Trainer – Charles Byrnes
2012 Big Bucks (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2011 Big Bucks (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2010 Big Bucks (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2009 Big Bucks (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2008 Inglis Drever (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Denis O’Regan | Trainer – Howard Johnson
2007 Inglis Drever (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Paddy Brennan | Trainer – Howard Johnson
2006 My Way De Solzen (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Robert Thornton | Trainer – Alan King