Where To Bet on The Marsh Hurdle (The Long Walk)

Race Details:

Date: 2024.12.23
Grade: 1
Open To: Horses Aged Four Years and Older
Track: Turf
Length: 5,029 M
Location: United Kingdom

"Long Walk Hurdle", also known as the "Marsh Hurdle", takes place in December of every year. The race is a Grade 1 National Hurdle race that takes place at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England.

The Marsh Hurdle is a turf track hurdle race open to all horses four years or older.The event is held on a turf track that stretches out over a distance of 5,029 metres. The purse for the event is £100,000, with the winner receiving a little over £50,000.

The "Long Walk Hurdle", which was first run in 1965, is named after a stretch of trees in Windsor Great Park.

The event is open to all horses four years or older, which means that there can horses that have won the event multiple times. The most prolific horse in the "Long Walk Hurdle" was "Baracouda", who won the event four times - 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

2023 Winner:

Crambo emerged victorious in an exhilarating contest against Paisley Park, who won the event the previous year, as well as in 2020 and 2018. In this closely fought race, the favored 10-year-old was narrowly outpaced by four years younger Crambo.


The most successful jockey is Richard Johnson, who trained a total of three winning horses (Reve di Sivola won the race in 2012, 2013 and 2014). The most successful trainer was Francois Doumen, who trained "Baracouda".

The time of year means that there is always a chance of snow or frost, which has led to the cancellation of the event multiple times in the past.


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