Stayers Hurdle Tips

Open to horses ages four years or older, the Stayers Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival isn’t one of the more popular betting races during the festival but it always garners attention from race goers. 

Formerly known as the World Hurdle when sponsored when Ladbrokes sponsored the 12-hurdle feature, it reverted back to the Stayers Hurdle in 2017. 

The Cheltenham Festival Day 4 hurdle has a rich history of producing quality winners and this year should be no different.

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Card

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / 2020 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro (4/1)
14:10Pertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais
14:50Ryanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Festival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1

2021 Stayers' Hurdle Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Paisley Park7/1bet365
Benie Des Dieux8/1Ladbrokes
Honeysuckle10/1Paddy Power
Thyme Hill12/1William Hill
Sire Du Berlais16/1William Hill
Lisnagar Oscar16/1Betfred

2021 Stayers' Hurdle Tips

When the new National Hunt season gets into full swing, we'll have ante-post tips covering the Stayers's Hurdle. As the 2021 Cheltenham Festival draws ever nearer, we'll provide up to date tips for Day 3's Championship Race.

2021 Stayers Hurdle Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Take a look at which of the bookmakers best special offers you can use on the Stayers' Hurdle here:

The Stayers' Hurdle Free Bets 2020

BookmakerFree BetPromo Code / OfferClaim Free Bet
Al Boum Photo 66/1to win the Gold Cup66/1 boost
Santini 75/1to win the Gold Cup75/1 Boost
Day 4 BTTC £306x £5 Free Bets£30 Bonus
Bet £100 Get £100Code: NEWBONUS£100 bonus
Bet £10 Get £50Code: NEWBONUS£50 bonus

2020 Stayers' Hurdle Result

The Stayers' Hurdle 2020 Runners & Results

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Lisnagar Oscar8/1
2nd Place: Ronald Pump10/1
3rd Place: Bacardys25/1
4th Place: Emitom12/1
5th Place: Summerville Boy14/1
6th Place: Penhill14/1
7th Place: Paisley Park8/11
Apples Jade25/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

Stayers Hurdle Key Facts

DateThursday March 18, 2021
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£275,000

Stayers Hurdle Winners

The Stayers Hurdle has been around since 1912 and the list of champion winners is extensive. In more recent times, Big Buck’s has dominated the race when winning four consecutive races between 2009-2012. 

Thistlecrack was a popular winner for bettors when scoring at evens in 2016.

The Stayers Hurdle Winners
2020Lisnagar Oscar
2019Paisley Park
2017Nichols Canyon
2015Cole Harden
2014More Of That
2012Big Buck's
2011Big Buck's
2010Big Buck's
2009Big Buck's
2008Inglis Drever
2007Inglis Drever
2006My Way de Solzen
2005Inglis Drever
2004Iris's Gift
2001no race
1995Dorans Pride
1993Shuil Ar Aghaidh
1992Nomadic Way
1991King's Curate
1990Trapper John

Stayers Hurdle History

With a long and rich history, the Stayers Hurdle is one of the time-honoured races during the Cheltenham Festival in March. 

First run in 1912 when taken out by Aftermath against only three rivals, the Stayers Hurdle has increased in popularity since and is now attracted numbers of around 12-20 every year. 

Big Buck’s became the most successful runner in the history of the Stayers Hurdle when winning it four straight times. It was considered the best hurdler in the world at that time and when he was retired in 2014, that opened up the competition. 

Inglis Drever was a three-time winner of the Stayers Hurdle in 2005, 2007 and 2008.  

The Stayers Hurdle has adopted many different names throughout the course of history. It has been called the World Hurdle, Stayers Selling Hurdle, Spa Hurdle and has now settled as the Stayers Hurdle under the sponsorship of Sun Bets. 

As he has with many of the Cheltenham Festival races, jockey Ruby Walsh dominated the Stayers Hurdle with five wins. His first came in with Big Buck’s in 2009 and he also rode 2017 champion Nichols Canyon to victory for owners Andrea and Graham Wylie, who also owned Inglis Drever. 

The history of betting on the Stayers Hurdle is complete with short-priced favourites and long shots. Big Buck’s scored at 7.00 in 2009 but was backed into an odds-on quote for each of his three remaining wins. 

Since 1988, Big Buck’s 1.85 winning price is the lowest odds paid out, with Anzum’s 41.00 odds in 1999 being the highest odds. 

After winning the Stayers' Hurdle in 2019, and remaining unbeaten for the best part of two seasons, Paisley Park was the hot-favourite to defend his crown in 2020.

In a real shock, the favourite was comfortably beaten, as 66/1 outsider Lisnagar Oscar powered up Cleeve Hill to win the Stayers' Hurdle.

Stayers' Hurdle Cheltenham 2020 FAQs

When is the Stayers' Hurdle?

The Stayers' Hurdle Cheltenham 2021 is the fourth race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 18th.

What time is the Stayers' Hurdle Cheltenham 2021?

The Stayers' Hurdle is due off at 3.30pm on Thursday, March 18th 2021. It is the championship contest for long-distance hurdlers and has been won by some of the best in jumps racing history, including Thistlecrack, Big Buck’s, Inglis Drever and Baracouda.

Who will win the 2021 Cheltenham Stayers' Hurdle?

Our Cheltenham Festival betting tips have been carefully selected by Cheltenham pundits and our team of horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the Stayers' Hurdle Cheltenham 2021.