Without 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 in 2016, 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 Last Ten Winners
|2017||Apples Jade||5yo||G Elliott||B Cooper||7/2|
|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 Hurdle Trends
|10 / 10||Were sent off no bigger than 20/1|
|10 / 10||Had previously been ridden to success by the jockey at least twice|
|10 / 10||Had a jockey riding who had at least two other rides at Cheltenham that day|
|10 / 10||Were from a trainer with at least one other runner at Cheltenham that day|
|10 / 10||Had run no more than 5 times that season|
|10 / 10||Had previously ran in at least a Grade 2|
|10 / 10||Did not run in a handicap last time out (0-42 those who did)|
|10 / 10||Were foaled between February & April|
|10 / 10||Made their debut either over Hurdles or in a NHF race|
|9 / 9||Had recorded at least 5 career wins|
|9 / 9||Ran over at least 20f (2m4f) last time out|
OLBG Mares Hurdle Trends Analysis
Quevega won this race an amazing six times between 2009 and 2014 but regardless of her exploits there are strong trends emerging as we approach the eleventh running of the OLBG Mares Hurdle in 2018. All ten winners had previously ran in Grade 2 company, had no more than five runs that season prior to winning, were not making the step up from handicap company on previous start and had been ridden at least twice previously by the successful jockey.
Ruby Walsh, Quevega and Willie Mullins after winning the OLBG Mares Hurdle, again!
OLBG Mares Hurdle Trainer Statistics
The amazing Willie Mullins
has won this race on eight occasions! The wonder mare Quevega won six runnings of the OLBG Mares Hurdle and Mullins has followed up with wins for Glens Melody and Vroum Vroum Mag.
Despite her plethora of wins Quevega was never shorter than 4/7 to win our race and punters who have been backing all of the Mullins runners here are showing a nice profit. Full details of Willie Mullins' amazing record in the OLBG Mares Hurdle can be found below:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|W P Mullins||14||8||11||7.03||5.14|
|Mrs John Harrington||7||0||1||-7.00||0.10|
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Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins collecting the trophy again
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