Triumph Hurdle Tips

The Triumph Hurdle is the opening race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and it’s the leading race for juveniles on the National Hunt calendar. 

Won by many of Europe’s best up-and-coming jumpers, the Triumph Hurdle is a must-see race during the Cheltenham Festival and it’s equally as popular with bettors. 

Contested at the Grade 1 level, the Triumph Hurdle is eagerly-awaited by bettors on the final day of the festival and bookmakers always offer great-value odds.

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2021 Triumph Hurdle Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Heros D'Ainay25/1Unibet
Quilixios25/1William Hill
Berkshire Rocco33/1bet365
Monmiral33/1Paddy Power

2021 Triumph Hurdle Tips

When the new National Hunt season starts up and the top juveniles start to make their debut, we'll publish our ante-post tips for the Triumph Hurdle.

2021 Triumph Hurdle Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Many bookmakers often stage special offers featuring runners in the Triumph Hurdle. Check out the best of them here:

Triumph Hurdle Free Bets 2020

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Triumph Hurdle Betting Specials

Try some of this year's Triumph Hurdle bookie specials here.

Triumph Hurdle Key Facts

DateFriday March 19, 2021
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£120,000

Triumph Hurdle Winners

The Triumph Hurdle honours board features some champion jumpers and some notable trainers, which have had great success in the race. 

Jockey Barry Geraghty has scored four wins in the past 10 years and trainer Nicky Henderson has six wins to his name. 

Triumph Hurdle Winners
2020Burning Victory
2019Pentland Hills
2017Defi du Seuil
2016Ivanovich Gorbatov
2015Peace And Co
2014Tiger Roll
2013Our Conor
2012Countrywide Flame
2008Celestial Halo
2006Detroit City
2004Made In Japan
2001No Race
2000Snow Drop

Triumph Hurdle History

The Triumph Hurdle is run exclusively for four-year-old hurdlers and was first run in 1939 when taken out by Grey Talk for George Batchelor. 

With eight hurdles to be jumped over the 2mm course, the Triumph Hurdle is as much about speed and it is about jumping.  

Despite being only a novice hurdle, it’s one of the more popular races during the Cheltenham Festival and with a Grade 1 level, it attracts punters from all around the world.
Originally held at Hurst Park in Surrey, the Triumph Hurdle was more attractive for horses from France, with six of the first seven winners French-based. It was transferred to Cheltenham in 1965 and was first planned for the April meeting, but it became a staple fixture of the festival in 1968. 

The winner of the Triumph Hurdle often goes on to compete in the Champion Hurdle, with four winners going on to complete the double – Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kribensis and Katchit. 

The leading jockey is Barry Geraghty with five wins from 2003 to 2016 and the leading trainer is Nicky Henderson with six wins, with his latest coming in 2015 with Peace And Co. 

It has been sponsored by JCB since 2002 after being sponsored by the Daily Express and Elite Racing Club for years prior.

Cheltenham legend, Tiger Roll won his first Festival title in the Triumph Hurdle in 2014. Gordon Elliott's star went on to win four more times at the Festival, along with back-to-back Grand National victory in 2018 and '19.

JP McManus owned two winners on the bounce, as Ivanovic Gorbatov and Defi Du Seuil claimed Triumph glory.

Gary Moore looked to have his first Triumph Hurdle victory sewn up in 2020, as Goshen powered up Cleeve Hill. Sadly, Goshen fell at the final flight, allowing Burning Victory to come through and claim a surprise victory.

Triumph Hurdle FAQs

When is the Triumph Hurdle?

The Triumph Hurdle is the first race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 19th 2021.

What time is the Triumph Hurdle?

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is due off at 1.30pm on Friday, March 19th 2021. It is a 2m1f Grade 1 contest restricted to four-year-old juvenile hurdlers.

Who will win the 2021 Cheltenham Triumph Hurdle?

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

Who won the Triumph Hurdle?

Burning Victory won the 2020 Triumph Hurdle, after Goshen dramatically fell at the last.