• Grade 2 Hurdle Race
  • Run at Cheltenham on the new course
  • Distance is approx. 2m 1f
  • 8 hurdles to be jumped
  • £130,000 purse
  • Bonus fund of £200,000 should the winner go onto win the Stanjames.com Champion Hurdle
  • Best hurdlers from England, Ireland and France contend this race
  • First winner was Scottish Memories ridden by C. Finnegan and trained by Arthur Thomas (1963)
  • Most successful jockey – Dicky Johnson (5 winners)
  • Most successful trainer – Bob Turnell (4 winners)
  • Most successful horse(s) – Birds Nest & Relkeel (3 wins each)
  • Oldest winner – Birds Nest & Relkeel (10 years old)
  • 2016 winner – The New One trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by Richard Johnson.