Long Walk Hurdle
|Grade 1 race|
|Sponsor||Jardine Lloyd Thompson|
|Distance||3m 1f (5,029 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||11 st 7 lb
7 lb for mares
|Unowhatimeanharry||Lil Rockerfeller||Un Temps Pour Tout|
|Thistlecrack||Reve De Sivola||Deputy Dan|
|Reve De Sivola||Zarkandar||Aubusson|
|Reve De Sivola||Salubrious||Tweedledrum|
|Reve De Sivola||Smad Place||Trustan Times|
|Big Buck's||Five Dream||Restless Harry|
|Big Buck's||Lough Derg||Restless Harry|
|Big Buck's||Karabak||Diamond Harry|
|Punchestowns||Duc De Regniere||Mobaasher|
|Lough Derg||Hardy Eustace||Black Jack Ketchum|
|Mighty Man||Lough Derg||Temoin|
|My Way de Solzen||Neptune Collonges||Starzaan|
|Baracouda||Crystal d'Ainay||Rule Supreme|
|Baracouda||Mr Cool||Deano's Beeno|
|Deano's Beeno||Baracouda||Native Emperor|
|Baracouda||Deano's Beeno||Celtic Native|
|Anzum||Deano's Beeno||Count Campioni|
|Princeful||Deano's Beeno||Ocean Hawk|
|Ocean Hawk||Trainglot||Pleasure Shared|
|Silver Wedge||Putty Road||Top Spin|
|Hebridean||Dorans Pride||What A Question|
|Sweet Duke||Burgoyne||Avro Anson|
|Vagog||Burgoyne||Shuil Ar Aghaidh|
The Long Walk Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (3 miles and 97 yards, or 5,029 metres), and during its running there are fourteen hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in December.
The event is named after The Long Walk, an avenue of trees in Windsor Great Park. It was first run in 1965, and it was initially a handicap race. It became a conditions race in 1971, and it was given Grade 1 status in 1990. Prior to the redevelopment of Ascot Racecourse, which took place during the period 2004–06, the distance of the race was 3 miles and 1½ furlongs.
Since 1971, five winners of the Long Walk Hurdle have gone on to win the World Hurdle in the same season – Derring Rose (1980–81), Baracouda (2001–02), My Way de Solzen (2005–06), Big Buck's (2009–10, 2010-11 and 2011-12) and Thistlecrack (2015-16).
Winners since 1971
- Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
1 The race was abandoned in 1976 and 1991 because of frost, and in 1981 because of snow.
2 Due to the closure of Ascot Racecourse for redevelopment, the race was switched to Windsor in 2004, and Chepstow in 2005.
3 It took place at Newbury in 2009 and 2010 after the original fixtures at Ascot were cancelled due to snow.
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