Morgiana Hurdle

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Morgiana Hurdle
Grade 1 race
LocationPunchestown
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race typeHurdle race
SponsorUnibet
WebsitePunchestown
Race information
Distance2m 40y (3,255 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight11 st 7 lb (4yo);
11 st 10 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse100,000 (2018)
1st: €59,000
Morgiana Hurdle
2018
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap
Sharjah Faugheen Tombstone

The Morgiana Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles (2 miles and 40 yards, or 3,255 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event was formerly contested over 2½ miles, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was cut by 2 furlongs in 1992, and it was given Grade 2 status in 1994. The race was shortened to its present length in 1995 and was promoted to Grade 1 level in 2006.

Previous sponsors of the Morgiana Hurdle have included Ballymore Properties, Maplewood Developments, Dobbins & Madigans and Ladbrokes.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse since 1988 (3 wins):

  • Limestone Lad – 1999, 2001, 2002
  • Hurricane Fly - 2012, 2013, 2014

Leading jockey since 1988 (6 wins):

  • Paul CarberryNomadic (1998), Limestone Lad (2001, 2002), Harchibald (2004), Iktitaf (2006), Jazz Messenger (2007)

Leading trainer since 1988 (9 wins):

  • Willie Mullins - Padashpan (1993), Thousand Stars (2011), Hurricane Fly (2012, 2013, 2014), Nichols Canyon (2015, 2016), Faugheen (2017), Sharjah (2018)

Winners since 1988[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1988 Grabel 5 Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1989 Grabel 6 Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1990 Mutare 5 D. H. O'Connor John W. Nicholson
1991 Nancy Myles 6 Fran Flood Francis Flood
1992 Destriero 6 Charlie Swan J. J. Furlong
1993 Padashpan 4 P. Morris Willie Mullins
1994 Danoli 6 Charlie Swan Tom Foley
1995 Beakstown 6 Tommy Treacy Paddy Mullins
1996 Cockney Lad 7 Charlie Swan Noel Meade
1997 Cockney Lad [a] 8 Barry Geraghty Noel Meade
1998 Nomadic 4 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
1999 Limestone Lad 7 Shane McGovern James Bowe
2000 Moscow Flyer 6 Paul Moloney Jessica Harrington
2001 Limestone Lad 9 Paul Carberry James Bowe
2002 Limestone Lad [b] 10 Paul Carberry James Bowe
2003 Back In Front 6 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2004 Harchibald 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2005 Brave Inca 7 Tony McCoy Colm Murphy
2006 Iktitaf 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2007 Jazz Messenger 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2008 Hardy Eustace 11 Paddy Flood Dessie Hughes
2009 Solwhit 5 Davy Russell Charles Byrnes
2010 Solwhit 6 Davy Russell Charles Byrnes
2011 Thousand Stars 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2012 Hurricane Fly 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2013 Hurricane Fly 9 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Hurricane Fly 10 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Nichols Canyon 5 David Mullins Willie Mullins
2016 Nichols Canyon 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Faugheen 9 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2018 Sharjah 5 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
  1. ^ The 1997 running took place at Cork
  2. ^ The 2002 edition was held at Navan

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