2 miles 4 furlongs over Senior Hurdle


 Chaseと同様に中距離にはさほど定まった路線はなく、16f戦を使ってきた馬で距離延長を試してみるパターンや、主に24f戦を使う馬が参戦し、様々な路線の馬が入り混じるレースとなります。24f Hurdle路線の大目標は3月のCheltenhamのStayers' Hurdle (旧World Hurdle) (G1)であり、イギリス調教馬はLong Walk Hurdle (G1)から、アイルランド調教馬はChristmas Hurdle (G1)からの参戦が多いようです。イギリスにもChristmas Hurdle (G1)というレースが存在しますが、イギリスのものは16fに設定されています。

 なお、Aintree Hurdle (G1)は中距離で行われますが、どちらかというと16fを使ってきた馬の参戦が多いようで、24fを走ってきた馬はLiverpool Hurdle (G1)に出走します。

 ちなみに、この路線からフランスのGrand Course de Haies d'Auteuil (G1)に参戦する馬が多いのも特徴の一つ。

United Kingdom

October

West Yorkshire Hurdle (G2) (Wetherby)

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Chepstow)

November

Ascot Hurdle (G2) (Ascot)

Stayers' Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Haydock)

December

Long Distance Hurdle (G2) (Newbury)

Long Walk Hurdle (G1) (Ascot)

Wessex Youth Trust Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Ascot)

January

Relkeel Hurdle (G2) (Cheltenham)

Holloway's Handicap Hurdle  (G3) (Ascot)

Cleeve Hurdle (G2) (Cheltenham)

Heroes Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Sandown)

February

Rendlesham Hurdle (G2) (Haydock)

National Spirit Hurdle (G2) (Fontwell)

March

Coral Cup (G3) (Cheltenham)

Pertemps Final (G3) (Cheltenham)

Stayers' Hurdle (G1) (Cheltenham)

April

Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Aintree)

Injured Jockey Fund Handicap Hurdle (G3) (Aintree)

Liverpool Stayers' Hurdle (G1) (Aintree)

Aintree Hurdle (G1) (Aintree)

Select Hurdle (G2) (Sandown)

Ireland

November

Lismullen Hurdle (G2) (Navan)

December

Hatton's Grace Hurdle (G1) (Fairyhouse)

Christmas Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

January

Limestone Lad Hurdle (G3) (Naas)

Galmoy Hurdle (G2) (Gowran Park)

February

Boyne Hurdle (G2) (Navan)

March

Irish Strawberry Hurdle (G2) (Fairyhouse)

April

World Series Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)