National Spirit Hurdle - Next Runs: Fontwell - Sunday, 25th February 2018

The National Spirit Trophy Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for four-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs at Fontwell Park Racecourse in February.

There are ten hurdles to be jumped in the race.

It is named in honour of National Spirit, winner of the Champion Hurdle in 1947 and 1948, who won five times at Fontwell Park including three successive victories in the Rank Challenge Cup.

Up until 2004, it was run over 2m 2f but this was increased in 2004 to the current 2m 4f.

National Spirit Hurdle Previous Winners
YEAR HORSE A/G WGT LTO FORM TRAINER JOCKEY RAN OR SP
2016 Lil Rockerfeller (USA) 5g 11-7 36 1-33123 N B King Trevor Whelan 8 154 7/4 (f)
2015 Kilcooley (Ire) (D) 6g 11-3 43 0-5721P C E Longsdon N D Fehily 5 150 3/1 (2f)
2014 Kayf Moss (D) 6g 11-3 22 0-56811 J L Flint R Flint 6 130 16/1
2013 Prospect Wells (Fr) 8g 11-3 64 453-204 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 6 149 3/1 (2f)
2012 Third Intention (Ire) 5g 11-5 9 71-6720 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 7 145 11/10 (f)
2011 Celestial Halo (Ire) 7g 11-7 8 F-F3332 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 5 162 6/4 (2f)
2010 Trenchant 5g 11-7 22 469159 A King R Thornton 7 149 8/1
2009 Lough Derg (Fr) (CD) 9g 11-11 8 142 D Pipe T Scudamore 7 163 5/2 (f)
2008 Lough Derg (Fr) (CD) 8g 11-11 8 162 D Pipe T Scudamore 8 159 5/1 (3f)
2007 United (GER) (D) 6m 10-10 43 511 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 5 145 4/7 (f)
2006 My Way de Solzen (Fr) 6g 11-11 54 2-21 A King R Thornton 6 157 10/11 (f)
2005 Blue Canyon (Fr) (D) 7g 11-12 29 571 F Doumen A P McCoy 8 - 3/1 (2f)
2004 Starzaan (Ire) 5g 11-4 43 433 H Morrison T J Murphy 9 138 5/1 (3f)
2003 Classified (Ire) (D) 7? 11-10 23 1-21 M C Pipe A P McCoy 7 147 8/13 (f)
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