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2023 Mares' Hurdle Tips, Odds and News

Named in honour of the late, great David Nicholson, the Mares' Hurdle has been a popular inception since it was introduced to the Cheltenham Festival schedule in 2008. Some fantastic mares have won this prize over the last few decades, including the great Quevega, who won the Mares' Hurdle six years in a row between 2009 and 2014.

2023 Mares' Hurdle Key Facts

Date Tuesday 14th March, 2023
Time 4:10pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m 4f
Prize Pool £120k
Age 4YO+

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2023 Mares' Hurdle Odds

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2023 Mares' Hurdle Tips

Our guide to the Mares' Hurdle will be published in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

2022 Mares' Hurdle Result

Position
Name
SP
1st Marie's Rock 18/1
2nd Queens Brook 4/1
3rd Mrs Milner 14/1

Mares' Hurdle Day Card

TimeTitle
Status
Distance
1:30pm Supreme Novices' Hurdle Grade One 2m
2:10pm Arkle Challenge Trophy Novice's Chase Grade One 2m
2:50pm Ultima Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 3m
3:30pm Champion Hurdle Grade One 2m
4:10pm Mares' Hurdle Grade One 2m 4f
4:50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m
5:30pm National Hunt Chase Grade Two 3m 6f

Mares' Hurdle History

Following on from the Champion Hurdle is the Mares' Hurdle. As the name suggests, this race is only open to fillies and mares, and is run over a two-and-ahalf-mile trip.

When the Mares' Hurdle was established in 2008, it only held Grade Two status. In 2015, the Mares' Hurdle became a Grade One, making it the fourth and final Grade One on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

Shortly after his passing in 2006, the Mares' Hurdle was renamed to honour the great David Nicholson. Nicholson enjoyed plenty of success at the Cheltenham Festival throughout his career, celebrating five wins as a jockey and 17 after he became a trainer.

Along with Nicholson, there are two names who're synonymous with the Mares' Hurdle; Willie Mullins and Quevega.

Willie Mullins' has won nine of the 13 runnings of this race, with his most recent triumph coming with Benie De Dieux in 2018.

Mullins' first Mares' Hurdle winner was Quevega, who won is as a five-year-old in 2009. Quevega then won the Mares' Hurdle for six years in a row, lifting the trophy for the final time in 2014. Quevega remains the winning-most horse in this history of the Cheltenham Festival.

Annie Power was expected to extend Willie Mullins' winning run in the Mares' Hurdle in 2015. Instead, it was Glens Melody who brought the trophy back to Ireland, capitalising when her stablemate, Annie Power fell at the final flight.

Apple's Jade and Vroum Vroum Mag then traded victories in 2016 and '17. Benie Des Dieux scored the following season, and looked on course to defend her crown in 2019, only for Ruby Walsh to suffer another final flight fall, handing the race to Dan Skelton's Roksana.

Benie Des Dieux returned to Cheltenham on a redemption mission in 2020. She was, however, upstaged by Henry De Bromhead's unbeaten mare Honeysuckle, who produced a superb performance under Rachael Blackmore to beat the short-priced favourite.

Concertista was expected to win the Mares' Hurdle in 2021, but the odds-on favourite was beaten by 11/1 shot Black Tears.

2022 Cheltenham Day 1 Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Mares' Hurdle Winners

Year
Winner
2022 Marie's Rock
2021 Black Tears
2020 Honeysuckle
2019 Roksana
2018 Benie Des Dieux
2017 Apple's Jade
2016 Vroum Vroum Mag
2015 Glen Melody
2014 Quevega
2013 Quevega
2012 Quevega
2011 Quevega
2010 Quevega
2009 Quevega
2008 Whiteoak

Mares' Hurdle FAQs

When is the Mares' Hurdle?

The 2023 Mares' Hurdle will be run at 4:10pm on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March.

What is the Mares' Hurdle?

The Mares' Hurdle is the four Group One race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. It's open only to fillies and mares and is run over a 2m 4f trip.

Who won the Mares' Hurdle?

Marie's Rock caused a minor upset when she won the 2022 Mares' Hurdle for Nicky Henderson.

Which Willie Mullins' horses will run in the Mares' Hurdle?

Brandy Love and Shewearsitwell could represent Willie Mullins in the 2023 Mares' Hurdle.

Where can I watch the Mares' Hurdle?

The 2023 Mares' Hurdle will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, check out our Live Streaming page.