Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle


The Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle for 4-year-olds and upwards, is run over 2 miles 4 furlongs and 56 yards and 9 hurdles on the New Course. It is named in honour of Martin Pipe, the legendary champion trainer who transformed training methods and notched up no less than 34 wins at the Festival. It is normally run as the last race on the final day of the Festival and was first staged in 2009 when won by Andytown ridden by Felix de Giles.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Martin Pipe Condition Jockeys Hurdle took place on Friday 13th March 2009 and was won by Andytown (25/1) owned by Mr & Mrs R Kelvin-Hughes, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Felix de Giles, beating Midnight Chase (100/1) and Big Eared Fran (7/2 fav).
Over the entire history of the race 7% of favourites have been successful, placing the race 27th of the 28 current races.
Over the entire history of the race a level stake bet of £10 on every favourite would have resulted in a £95 loss, placing the race 15th of the current 28 races.
Over the entire history of the race the Irish have been successful 53% of occasions, placing the race 7th of the 28 current races.
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Handicap 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
2009 ANDYTOWN Felix De Giles Nicky Henderson Mr & Mrs R Kelvin-Hughes 25/1
2010 PAUSE AND CLAUSE Johnny Farrelly Emma Lavelle Mr Robert Cohen 14/1
2011 SIR DES CHAMPS Emmet Mullins Willie Mullins (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 9/2 fav
2012 ATTAGLANCE Harry Haynes Malcolm Jefferson Mrs H Young, G Eifert, R Snyder 20/1
2013 SALUBRIOUS Harry Derham Paul Nicholls Johnson & Stewart Families 16/1
2014 DON POLI Mikey Fogarty Willie Mullins (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 12/1
2015 KILLULTAGH VIC Luke Dempsey Willie Mullins (Ire) Mrs R Boyd, Mrs M Armstrong, J B Anderson 7/1
2016 IBIS DU RHEU Jack Sherwood Paul Nicholls Mr John Hales 14/1
2017 CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC James Slevin Gordon Elliott (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 12/1
2018 BLOW BY BLOW Donagh Meyler Gordon Elliott (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 11/1
2019 EARLY DOORS Jonjo O'Neill jnr Joseph O'Brien (Ire) Mr John P McManus 5/1
2020 INDEFATIGABLE Rex Dingle Paul Webber Mr Philip Rocher 25/1
2021 GALOPIN DES CHAMPS Sean O'Keefe Willie Mullins (Ire) Mrs Audrey Turley 8/1
2022 BANBRIDGE Mark McDonagh Joseph O'Brien (Ire) Mr R A Bartlett 12/1
2023 IROKO Aidan Kelly Oliver Greenall/Josh Guerriero Mr John P McManus 6/1
2024 BETTER DAYS AHEAD Danny Gilligan Gordon Elliott (Ire) Bective Stud 5/1