County Hurdle Tips

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The first handicap on Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival is the County Hurdle.

This thrilling handicap hurdle is run over two miles and a furlong. It'll be run at 2:10pm on Friday, March 15th, 2024.

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2023 County Hurdle Tips

Once the possible runners for this handicap start to become clear, we publish our tips for the County Hurdle. It is a race that can throw up big price winners, so our experts hunt out the best value.

County Hurdle Key Facts


DateFriday March 15, 2024
Time2:10pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 1f
StatusGrade 3 Handicap
Prize Money£100,000
Age5YO +

County Hurdle History

The County Hurdle is one of the oldest handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival, having first been run in 1920.

Vincent O'Brien's name was added to the title of the County Hurdle, soon after the legendary trainer retired in 1994.

Many famous jockeys have enjoyed success in the County Hurdle. Fulke Walwyn, Pat Taaffe, Tommy Carberry and Fred Winter all celebrated victories in this handicap between 1936 and '63.

The most successful jockey in County Hurdle history is Ruby Walsh, who rode four winners of the race during his glittering career.

Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins had been tied at the top of the trainer standings heading into 2020, with four victories apiece.

Mullins then moved ahead of his British rival when Grand Roi bolted up in impressive fashion to win the 2020 County Hurdle.

County Handicap Hurdle FAQs

When is the County Handicap Hurdle?

The Randox Health County Hurdle is the second race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 15th. The County Handicap Hurdle is a fiercely competitive handicap hurdle run over 2m1f.

What time is the County Handicap Hurdle?

The County Handicap Hurdle is due off at 2:10pm on Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Who will win the Cheltenham County Handicap Hurdle?

Our Cheltenham betting tips have been carefully selected by Cheltenham pundits and horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the 2024 Cheltenham County Handicap Hurdle.