Grade 3 Jump Races

These are the low-profile races of the Class 1 series. However, low profile does not imply a lack of action, excitement and valuable purses; merely a toning down of the pomp so frequently experienced at the higher ranking meetings. Conducted as traditional Handicap races, meaning the horse' handicap rating determines the weight is has to carry, the Grade 3s offer thrills enough to keep up with their more affluent counterparts. Stop by and see some domestic talent in jaw-dropping form.

The annual Grade 3 Jump Races in the United Kingdom are:

Race

Location

Distance

Age Group

November

Servo Trophy Handicap Chase

Cheltenham

3m 3½f

4yo+

Paddy Power Gold Cup

Cheltenham

2m 4½f

4yo+

Greatwood Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham

2m ½f

4yo+

November / December

Hennessy Gold Cup (Chase)

Newbury

3m 2½f

4yo+

December

Boylesports.com Gold Cup (Chase)

Cheltenham

2m 5f

4yo+

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase

Wetherby

3m 1f

4yo+

Welsh National (Chase)

Chepstow

3m 5½f

4yo+

January

Victorchandler.com Chase

Cheltenham

2m 5f

5yo+

Classic Chase

Warwick

3m 5f

5yo+

Betfair Trophy Chase

Cheltenham

2m 5f

5yo+

January / February

Heroes Handicap Hurdle

Sandown

2m 6f

4yo+

February

Totesport Trophy (Hurdle)

Newbury

2m ½f

4yo+

Blue Square Gold Cup (Chase)

Haydock

3m 4f

5yo+

Racing Post Chase

Kempton

3m

5yo+

February / March

Totesport.com Gold Cup (Chase)

Newbury

2m 4f

5yo+

March

Paddy Power Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Sandown

2m 4f

4-7yo

William Hill Trophy (Chase)

Cheltenham

3m ½f

5yo+

Coral Cup (Hurdle)

Cheltenham

2m 5f

4yo+

Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Hurdle

Cheltenham

2m ½f

4yo

Freddie Williams Festival Plate Chase

Cheltenham

2m 4½f

5yo+

Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham

2m 1f

5yo+

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase

Cheltenham

2m ½f

5yo+

April

Red Rum Handicap Chase

Aintree

2m

5yo+

Grand National (Chase)

Aintree

4m 4f

6yo+

Scottish Grand National Chase

Ayr

4m 1f

5yo+

Bet 365 Gold Cup Chase

Sandown

3m 5½f

5yo+

May

Swinton Handicap Hurdle

Haydock

2m

4yo+


Distance: miles (m), furlongs (f), yards (y)

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