Tolworth Hurdle

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Tolworth Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Sandown Park Racecourse
Esher, England
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor 32Red
Website Sandown
Race information
Distance 2m ½f (3,319 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 10 st 9 lb (4yo);
11 st 7 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £40,000 (2016)
1st: £22,780
Tolworth Hurdle
2016
Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Pink, royal blue cap Purple, yellow chevrons, purple sleeves, yellow cap, purple star
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The Tolworth 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 Sandown Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in January. Since 2011 the race has been sponsored by online casino 32Red and was run as the 32Red Hurdle between 2011 and 2013.

The race was first run in 1976.

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1976 Grand Canyon 6 P Haynes Derek Kent
1977 Levaramoss 4 A Gonsalves Staff Ingham
1978 Western Rose 6 John Burke Fred Rimell
1979 Abandoned because of snow
1980 Esparto 5 Mr Oliver Sherwood Fred Winter
1981 Broadsword 4 Peter Scudamore David Nicholson
1982 Abandoned because of frost and snow
1983 Hawkbarrow 5 Paul Barton David Gandolfo
1984 Desert Orchid 5 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1985 Wing And A Prayer 4 John Francome John Jenkins
1986 Midnight Count 6 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1987 Mister Point 5 Graham McCourt Colin Tinkler
1988 Away We Go 6 Steve Smith Eccles John Jenkins
1989 Wishlon 6 Ian Shoemark Ron Smyth
1990 Forest Sun 5 Jimmy Frost Toby Balding
1991 Change the Act 6 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1992 New York Rainbow 7 John Kavanagh Nicky Henderson
1993 Sun Surfer 5 Carl Llewellyn Tim Forster
1994 no race 1994
1995 Silver Wedge 4 Norman Williamson David Nicholson
1996 Right Win 6 Graham McCourt Richard Hannon, Sr.
1997 no race 1997
1998 French Holly 7 Andrew Thornton Ferdy Murphy
1999 Behrajan 4 Richard Dunwoody Henry Daly
2000 Monsignor 6 Norman Williamson Mark Pitman
2001 Iznogoud [1] 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2002 Miros [1] 5 Norman Williamson Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Thisthatandtother [1] 7 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls
2004 Lingo 5 Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Marcel 5 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2006 Noland 5 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls
2007 Silverburn 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Breedsbreeze 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 no race 2009–10 [2]
2011 Minella Class 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Captain Conan 5 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2013 Melodic Rendezvous 7 Nick Scholfield Jeremy Scott
2014 Royal Boy [3] 7 Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson
2015 L'ami Serge 5 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2016 Yorkhill 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins

1 The race was run at Ascot in 2001, Warwick in 2002 and Wincanton in 2003.
2 The 2009 and 2010 runnings were both abandoned because of frost.
3 The 2014 running took place at Kempton Park after the original fixture was abandoned due to waterlogging.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  1. ^ Scargill, Peter. "Pipe:Tolworth at Kempton not ideal for The Liquidator". racingpost.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  • Race Recordings [1]