• Grade 1 Hurdle Race
  • Run at Newcastle
  • Distance is approx. 2m
  • 9 hurdles to be jumped
  • £100,000 purse
  • Weight – 11st 7lb (7lb fillies & mares allowance)
  • First winner was Mugatpura ridden by Willie Robinson and trained by Fulke Walwyn (1969)
  • Most successful jockey(s) – Bill Smith, Andrew Turnell, Richard Guest, Lorcan Wyer, Tony Dobbin & Paul Carberry (2 winners each)
  • Most successful trainer – Fred Rimell (4 winners)
  • Most successful horse(s) – Birds Nest & Comedy of Errors (3 wins each)
  • Oldest winner – Sea Pigeon (10 years old)
  • 2016 winner – Irving ridden by Harry Cobden and trained by P F Nicholls.