Fighting Fifth Hurdle Betting Odds, Event Info and History

Race Details:

Date: 2024.12.TBA
Grade: 1
Open To: Horses Aged 4 and Older
Track: Turf
Length: 3,261 Metres
Location: Newcastle Racecourse, United Kingdom

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle takes place in the late fall of every year and is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Hurdling.

The event takes place at the Newcastle Racecourse in Newcastle, England, and is open to horses aged four and up.

The race, which is a hurdle race, is contested over a 3,261 metre left-handed turf track.

Fighting Fifth Hurdle is a popular race to place wagers on.  There are nine hurdles to be jumped.  Bet on it!2023 Winner:

Horse: Not So Sleepy
Jockey: Sean Bowen
Owner: Lady Blyth


There are a total of nine hurdles that must be jumped in the race.

Newcastle Racecourse, where the race is held, is known for its testing conditions, especially during the winter months. This often makes the Fighting Fifth Hurdle a grueling test of stamina and jumping ability.

As a Grade 1 race, it attracts some of the top hurdlers. It is an important early-season contest and is often used as a preparatory race for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, one of the most prestigious hurdle races in the National Hunt calendar.


The Fighting Fifth Hurdle was first run in 1969.

Three horses have won the event three times - Comedy of Errors and Birds Nest, both of which won in the 1970s.

The most prolific jockey in the event is Barry Geraghty, who has ridden three times to victory.

Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, as he has trained six horses to victory.


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