2016 David Nicholson Mares Hurdle

The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle is the mares-only highlight of the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Entry to this grade 2 race is restricted to mares over the age of four, and the race is run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs on the Cheltenham Old Course.

The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle is one of the most recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival race schedule. The race was first run in 2008, and was named in honour of legendary national hunt trainer and jockey, David Nicholson.

David Nicholson Mares Hurdle Betting Odds

David Nicholson Mares Hurdle Winners

Whiteoak impressed in becoming the inaugural winner of the David Nicholson Mares Hurdle in 2008. Not only did this mare have the quality and talent to turn an antepost favourite market position into a win, but she also managed to finish the race well clear of her opponents. Whiteoak has gone on to place in three more handicap events.