Stayers Hurdle Tips & Predictions

2024 Stayers Hurdle Tips

The penultimate day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival sees the long-distance hurdlers get their chance to shine on the new course at Cheltenham. Affectionately known by UK horse racing punters as St Patrick's Day at the Cheltenham Festival, it's also the home of the Stayers Hurdle. We'll have all the live horse racing betting markets here at Bet UK, so you'll never miss a beat during the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

Stayers Hurdle Betting Odds

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3.30pm – Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1 - 3m)

What promised to be a refreshed division has an awfully familiar look to it. Last year, TEAHUPOO looked like the heir apparent when just coming up short and, a year old and having won readily on his only start this season, he can justify favouritism to land the Thursday feature.

Selection: Teahupoo

About The Stayers Hurdle

Contested over three miles and on the new course at Cheltenham, the Stayers Hurdle is one of the most popular markets in UK horse racing betting and, of course, in the Cheltenham Festival betting markets. Formerly known as the World Hurdle, this race takes in twelve hurdles and can be quite a task for horses if they lack the stamina to make it up the testing Cheltenham run in.

Stayers Hurdle Race Winner Tips

The Stayers Hurdle is the leading long-distance hurdle race in the national hunt UK horse racing calendar. We'll have all of the leading Cheltenham tips in the build-up to the main event, so you'll always be in the know when it comes to Cheltenham betting.

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Stayers Hurdle Recent Winners

YearHorseWinning Trainer
2023Sire Du BerlaisGordon Elliott
2022Flooring PorterGavin Cromwell
2021Flooring PorterGavin Cromwell
2020Lisnagar OscarRebecca Curtis
2019Paisley ParkEmma Lavelle
2018PenhillWillie Mullins
2017Nichols CanyonWillie Mullins
2016ThistlecrackColin Tizzard
2015Cole HardenWarren Greatrex
2014More Of ThatJonjo O'Neill
2013SolwhitC Byrnes
2012Big BucksPaul Nicholls

Stayers Hurdle Top Trainers

When it comes to the Stayers Hurdle and looking at the Cheltenham Races online betting odds before the race, the top winning trainer hasn't played a big part in who has won the race in the last decade. Nine trainers have won this race in the last decade, looking at the stats. However, when it comes to trainers with the most wins, that's Paul Nicholls, thanks to the Big Bucks quadruple wins between 2009 and 2012.

Top Trainer Stats

TrainerR-W-P Stats
Paul Nicholls18-4-7
W P Mullins32-2-7
Jonjo O’Neill13-2-3
Alan King16-1-5
Colin Tizzard7-1-1

Stayers Hurdle Top Jockeys

When it comes to the Stayers Hurdle, it's also worth considering which jockeys may be running on specific horses. However, given that no jockeys have won this race in consecutive years since Ruby Walsh unless you're choice in on the favourite, it could be a choice to avoid

Top Jockey Stats

TrainerR-W-P Stats
Danny Mullins4-2-2
Paul Townend13-1-2
Paddy Brennan5-1-1
Gavin Sheehan4-1-1
Aidan Coleman6-1-4

Stayers Hurdle Trends

When putting together our Cheltenham tips and browsing the Cheltenham Betting markets, we also take into account recent race trends to help make our selections. If you prefer to consider horse racing betting odds when making your choice for the race, it may be worth noting that 42% of competitive runners in the race were over the odds of 14/1.

However, given that 72% of runners have also placed previously in a grade 1 race and 70% of runners in this race have graded race as their last win, the chances are you'll need to look for those as you browse our Cheltenham Betting Tips.

One other trend to monitor for this race is that 70% of runners had fewer than five stars in the current racing season before featuring at the Cheltenham Festival, so we'd suggest looking for horses who have been lightly run this season before placing your bets.

Stayers Hurdle FAQs

History of the Queen Mother Champion Chase

The Stayers Hurdle is the highlight race that is run on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. First open to runners in 1912, the name of the race was later changed to the World Hurdle before being reverted to the more familiar name.

Which horse has been the most victorious in the Stayers Hurdle?

Between 2009 and 2012, Big Bucks and Ruby Walsh won this race on four consecutive occasions.

Who is the most successful Stayers Hurdle trainer?

Thanks to those four wins from Big Bucks, this accolade falls to trainer Paul Nicholls.

How long is the Stayers Hurdle?

The Stayers Hurdle is contested over three miles, and horses will take in twelve hurdles around Prestbury Park.

What is the prize money for the Stayers Hurdle?

The purse on offer for the Stayers Hurdle is £325,000 and £182,878 of that will go to winner.

What time is the Stayers Hurdle?

The race will take place on Cheltenham's St Patricks Day, (day three) at 3:30pm.

How many runners are there in the Queen Mother Champion Chase?

In the 2023 Stayers Hurdle, 11 runners went to post, and we expect to see a similar number of runners in the 2024 race.

Is the Champion Chase broadcast on TV?

Like all of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, the Stayers Hurdle will be shown on ITV.

Where can I bet on the Stayers Hurdle?

Right here at Bet UK! We'll offer all of the top UK horse racing betting markets for the 2024 Cheltenham Festival so that you can browse our Cheltenham Betting tips and head over to our online betting pages.

Who won the 2023 Stayers Hurdle?

The 2023 running of this race was won by Sire Du Berlais, the legendary 11-year-old won the race for Mark Walsh at odds of 33/1, demonstrating that even at high odds, you can't write off any horse.

*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting markets correct at the time of writing.

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