2 miles Senior Hurdle


 いわゆる短距離Hurdle。一つの花形路線であり、IstabraqやHurricane Fly、Annie Powerといった数々の名馬がこの路線を彩りました。3月のChampion Hurdle (G1)が大目標となりますが、イギリス調教馬はChristmas Hurdle (G1)から、アイルランド調教馬はMorgiana Hurdle (G1)やRyanair Hurdle (G1)、Irish Champion Hurdle (G1)などを経て出走してくるようです。

 なお、Newcastle競馬場で行われるFighting Fifth Hurdle (G1)はいまいちメンバーが集まらないこともあるのですが、近年ではChampion Hurdle (G1)勝ち馬Buveur D'Airが始動戦に選んでいることで盛り上がりを見せています。

United Kingdom

November

Elite Hurdle (G2) (Wincanton)

Greatwood Hurdle (G3) (Cheltenham)

December

Fighting Fifth Hurdle (G1) (Newcastle)

International Hurdle (G2) (Cheltenham)

Christmas Hurdle (G1) (Kempton)

January

Champion Hurdle Trial (G2) (Haydock)

February

Betfair Hurdle (G3) (Newbury)

Kingwell Hurdle (G2) (Wincanton)

March

Imperial Cup (G3) (Sandown)

Champion Hurdle (G1) (Cheltenham)

County Hurdle (G3) (Cheltenham)

April

Scottish Champion Hurdle (G2) (Ayr)

May

Swinton Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Haydock)

Ireland

July

Grimes Hurdle (G3) (Tipperary)

Galway Hurdle (Grade A) (Galway)

October

Istabraq Hurdle (G2) (Tipperary)

November

WKD Hurdle (G2) (Down Royal)

Fishery Lane Hurdle (G3) (Naas)

Morgiana Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)

December

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle (Grade A)  (Fairyhouse)

Ryanair Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

January

Limestone Lad Hurdle (G3) (Naas)

Irish Champion Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

February

Red Mills Trial Hurdle (G3) (Gowran Park)

April

Punchestown Champion Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)