Mares Hurdle Tips

The Mares Hurdle is the fifth race run on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Tuesday March 9, 2021 and the official starting time is 4:10pm. 

The Day 1 card also includes the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Arkle Chase and the Champion Hurdle 

Cheltenham Day 1 Tips 2020 & Final Results (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday RacesTips / ResultPlace Bet / Watch Replay
13:30Supreme Novices' HurdleWinner: Shiskin 6/1
14:10Arkle Challenge TrophyWinner: Put The Kettle On 16/1
14:50Ultima Handicap ChaseWinner: The Conditional 15/2
15:30Champion HurdleWinner: Epatante 2/1 Fav
16:10Mares' HurdleWinner: Honeysuckle 9/4
16:50Novices' Handicap ChaseWinner: Imperial Aura 4/1
17:30National Hunt ChaseWinner: Ravenhill 12/1

2021 Mares Hurdle Betting, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Held only for mares aged four and over, the Mares Hurdle is a feature race on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. 

With a registered name of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, named in memory of the successful National Hunt trainer and jockey. 

He scored five wins as a jockey and 17 as a trainer during the festival. Some progressive mares have won the nine-hurdle contest since its inception into the carnival in 2008.

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Mares' Hurdle Odds

Get the latest 2021 odds & field updates for the Mares' Novices Hurdle.

Mares' Hurdle 2020 Runners & Best Odds

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Honeysuckle9/4 2nd F
2nd Place: Benie Des Dieux4/7 F
3rd Place: Elfile16/1
4th Place: Roksana14/1
5th Place: Stormy Ireland12/1
Lady Buttons33/1
Popong150/1
Cap Soleil150/1
Desaray Girl200/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
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Mares Hurdle Key Facts


DateTuesday March 9, 2021
Time4:10pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance4,005m
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£110,000
Age4YO+ Mares

Mares Hurdle Date & Time 2021


2:10 – Arkle Chase 
2:50 – Ultima Handicap Chase 
3:30 – Champion Hurdle 
4:10 – Mares Hurdle 
4:50 – National Hunt Chase Cup 
5:30 – Close Brothers Novices Chase

Mares Hurdle Winners


It’s fair to say one horse has dominated throughout the history of the Mares Hurdle. Quevega scored six consecutive wins and since then, it has gained popularity and been taken out by the likes of Vroum Vroum Mag and Apple’s Jade.

Year
Mares' Hurdle Winners
2020Honeysuckle 9/4
2019Roksana
2018Benie Des Dieux
2017Apple's Jade
2016Vroum Vroum Mag
2015Glens Melody
2014Quevega
2013Quevega
2012Quevega
2011Quevega
2010Quevega
2009Quevega
2008Whiteoak

Mares Hurdle History


The first Mares Hurdle was run in 2008 when taken out by Whiteoak, which was trained by Donald McCain, Jr and ridden by Jason Maguire. 

The Mares Hurdle didn’t become a Cheltenham Festival classic straight out of the gate, that was until Quevega scored six consecutive wins and put the race on the map. 

Quevega was a French-bred champion that was trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh in all six wins. Her most recent win came in 2014 as a 10-year-old, making her feat even more incredible. 

The winning streak of Mullins didn’t stop at six, as he trained Glens Melody and Vroum Vroum Mag to win eight in a row. He returned a winner in 2018 with Benie Des Dieux. 

It was given Grade 1 status in 2015 and it was originally run on the New Course, but has since run on the Old Course since 2009.

Mares' Hurdle FAQs

Who won the 2020 Mares Hurdle?

Honeysuckle got the better of Benie Des Dieux in an titanic tussle for the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham. The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux claimed the Grade One prize in 2018 and looked sure to follow up 12 months ago until suffering a crashing fall at the final flight.

When is the Cheltenham Mares Hurdle 2021?

The 2021 Mares Hurdle will take place on Tuesday March 9th as part of Day One at the Cheltenham Festival. It is a relatively new addition to the Festival meeting, having first been staged in 2008.

What time is the 2021 Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham?

The Champion Hurdle is due off at 4.10pm on Tuesday March 9th 2021. It is the fifth race on the opening day of Day One at the Cheltenham Festival.

Who is the best Mares Hurdle bet?

The Mares’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 hurdle run over 2m4f and restricted to mares. Nine of the last 12 runnings have been won by Irish champion trainer Willie Mullins, including the six in a row with star mare Quevega.

Who will win the Mares Hurdle?

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