OLBG Mares Hurdle PreviewWithout any doubt, the best race of the whole Cheltenham Festival! The OLBG sponsored Mares Hurdle has grown in strength ever since OLBG took up the sponsorship and developed the supporting OLBG Mares Road to Cheltenham.
Now a Grade 1 contest and with the Mares Novice race having been added to the festival this year, Mares racing in the UK and the OLBG Mares Road to Cheltenham is looking stronger than ever.
Quevega on route to her fifth OLBG Mares Hurdle
OLBG Mares Hurdle Trends
|7/8||were rated 150 or higher|
|7/8||won their last completed start|
|7/8||were won by the first or second favourite|
|5/8||were aged 7 or younger|
Ruby Walsh, Quevega and Willie Mullins after winning the OLBG Mares Hurdle, again!
OLBG Mares Hurdle Last Nine Winners
|2016||Vroum Vroum Mag||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/6F|
|2015||Glens Melody||7yo||W Mullins||P Townend||6/1|
|2014||Quevega||10yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||8/11F|
|2013||Quevega||9yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||8/11F|
|2012||Quevega||8yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/7F|
|2011||Quevega||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||5/6F|
|2010||Quevega||6yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||6/4F|
|2009||Quevega||5yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||2/1F|
|2008||Whiteoak||5yo||D McCain Jnr||J Maguire||20/1|
OLBG Mares Only Hurdle Trainer Trends and QuotesThe amazing Quevega has won six runnings of the OLBG Mares Hurdle.
OLBG Hurdle AnalysisThe mighty Quevega won this race six times in succession but she has now been retired. Glens Melody, runner up to Quevega in 2014 went on to win the race the following year after Annie Power fell at the last. A race clearly dominated by Willie Mullins, claiming 7 of the 8 runnings to date.
But with Glens Melody also retired and Annie Power looking likely to head for the Champion Hurdle, will we see another trainer win the race this year?
This discussion has been going on over in the OLBG forum for months and is well worth a read as it is also updated with quotes from our PR rep Drobgod who has regular discussions with the trainers who have runners in our sponsored races. See the latest news on the OLBG mares hurdle here.
Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins collecting the trophy again