2022 Triumph Hurdle Tips

The opening race on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Triumph Hurdle. This two-mile Grade One hurdle is open only to juvenile horses, and many four-year-olds have begun illustrious careers with victory in this valuable race.

2022 Triumph Hurdle Key Facts

Date Friday 18th March, 2022
Time 1:20pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m
Prize Pool £125k
Age 4YO

2022 Triumph Hurdle Odds

No odds are currently available for the 2022 Triumph Hurdle.

2022 Triumph Hurdle Tips

Our guide to the 2022 Triumph will be published in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

2021 Triumph Hurdle Result

Position
Name
SP
1st Quilixios 2/1
2nd Adagio 10/1
3rd Haut En Couleurs 20/1

Triumph Hurdle Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:20pm Triumph Hurdle Grade One 2m
1:55pm County Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m
2:30pm Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Grade One 3m
3:05pm Gold Cup Grade One 3m 2f
3:40pm Foxhunter Chase Class Two 3m 2f
4:15pm Mares' Chase Grade Two 2m 4f
4:50pm Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Class Two Handicap 2m 4f

Triumph Hurdle History

The opener on Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival is the Triumph Hurdle. This Grade One hurdle was first staged in 1939, and moved to the Cheltenham Festival in 1965.

The Triumph Hurdle is open only two juveniles, and is run over a two-mile trip.

Many excellent horses have capped their first season over obstacles by winning the Triumph Hurdle. Clair Soleil won the Triumph in 1953, before going on to score in the Champion Hurdle.

Three horses have followed in those footsteps and landed the Triumph, Champion Hurdle double. Persian War won the Triumph in 1967, and went on to claim a hat-trick of wins in Tuesday's Championship race between 1968 and 1970.

Sir Michael Stoute's Kribensis won the 1988 Triumph Hurdle, before going on to score in the Champion Hurdle. The last to achieve this double was Katchit, who won the Triumph in 2007, and the Champion Hurdle the following season.

Many Triumph Hurdle winners go on to achieve great things over fences too. Commanche Court won the Triumph in 1997. He would go on to win the Punchestown Gold Cup and the Irish Grand National, while also finishing second to Best Mate in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Cheltenham legend Tiger Roll won the first of his four Festival titles in the 2014 Triumph Hurdle. Defi Du Seuil won the Triumph in 2017, before winning the Marsh Novices' Chase two years later.

Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Triumph Hurdle. First Bout was Henderson's first Triumph winner in 1985, with the last of his seven wins coming in 2019, as Pentland Hills claimed a shock win.

In 2020, it seemed like Gary Moore was going to celebrate his first Triumph winner as Goshen strode clear. In a shocking turn of events, the leader fell at the final flight, allowing Burning Victory to come through and claim a shock win for Willie Mullins.

Henry De Bromhead won his first Triumph Hurdle in 2021, as Quilixios beat Adagio under Rachael Blackmore.

Triumph Hurdle Winners

Year
Winner
2021 Quilixios
2020 Burning Victory
2019 Pentland Hills
2018 Farclas
2017 Defi Du Seuil
2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov
2015 Peace And Co
2014 Tiger Roll
2013 Our Conor
2012 Countywide Flame
2011 Zarkandar
2010 Soldatino
2009 Zaynar
2008 Celestial Halo
2007 Katchit
2006 Detroit City
2005 Penzance
2004 Made In Japan
2003 Spectroscope
2002 Scolardy

Triumph Hurdle FAQs

When is the Triumph Hurdle?

The 2022 Triumph Hurdle will take place at 1:20pm on day four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday 18th March.

What is the Triumph Hurdle?

The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade One race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. The Triumph is open only to juvenile horses, and it's run over a two-mile trip.

Who won the Triumph Hurdle?

Rachael Blackmore guided Quilixios to a comfortable victory in the 2021 Triumph Hurdle.

Where can I watch the Triumph Hurdle?

The 2022 Triumph Hurdle will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.