Champion Four Year Old Hurdle
|Grade 1 race|
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Sponsor||AES Waste Management|
|Distance||2 miles (3,219 metres)|
|Weight||11 st 0 lb
7 lb for fillies
|Petite Parisienne||Buiseness Sivola||Thunder Zone|
The Champion Four Year Old Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years. It is run at Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Punchestown Festival in late April or early May. The race is currently sponsored by AES Waste Management.
Leading jockey since 1980 (4 wins):
- Ruby Walsh - Holy Orders (2001), Sporazene (2003), Diakali (2013), Abbyssial (2014)
Leading trainer since 1980 (5 wins):
- Willie Mullins - Holy Order (2001), Quatre Heures (2006), Diakali (2013), Abbyssial (2014), Petite Parisienne (2015)
Winners since 1980
- Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
- Racing Post:
- pedigreequery.com – Punchestown Champion Four Year Old Hurdle – Punchestown.
- racenewsonline.co.uk – Racenews Archive (April 25, 2003).