How to bet on the Long Walk Hurdle | Ascot Racecourse | December 2021

Long Walk Hurdle | Ascot Racecourse | December 2021
Tue 21st December 2021
Ascot Racecourse

The Long Walk Hurdle is a Grade 1 race at Ascot that allows horses that are at least four years old to take part. It takes place over three miles and a furlong, usually running in December.

It was originally started in 1965 and was called The Long Walk after the avenue of trees that are found at Windsor Great Park. There is an allowance system in place, with the 2019 prize pool for the race being £100,000. It was given Grade 1 status back in 1990.

There have been six winners so far in this race that have gone on to win the World Hurdle the same year since 1971. Barracuda is the most successful horse in the history of the Long Walk Hurdle, winning it four times between 2000 and 2004. Richard Johnson is the leading jockey, having been victorious four times.

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