Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The ‘Other Races’ are handicaps where weights are different to level the standard.

The most prestigious championship races at the Cheltenham Festival are in bold type.

The record for most consecutive wins in any national hunt races was broken by Altior who won his nineteenth successive race in April 2019.  The previous record was set by Big Buck’s in 2012.

 

GRADE ONE RACES

Race Name Racecourse Distance Most Wins Horse Name and Years
Betfair Chase Haydock 3m 1½f 4 Kauto Star 2006,07,09,11
Fighting Fifth Hurdle Newcastle 2m 3 Comedy of Errors 1972/1973/1974
3 Birds Nest 1976/77/79
Tingle Creek Chase Sandown 2m 3 Flagship Uber Alles 1999/2000/01
Long Walk Hurdle Ascot 3m 1f 4 Baracouda 2000/01/03/04
Christmas Hurdle Kempton 2m 2 7 different horses
King George VI Chase Kempton 3m 5 Kauto Star 2006-09/2011
4 Desert Orchid 1986/88/89/90
3 Wayward Lad 1982/83/85
Clarence House Chase Ascot 2m 1f 3 Un de Sceaux 2016/17/18
Champion Hurdle Cheltenham 2m ½f 3 Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951
Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954
Persian War – 1968, 1969, 1970
See You Then – 1985, 1986, 1987
Istabraq – 1998, 1999, 200
Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham 2m 3 Badsworth Boy 1983/84/85
Mares Hurdle Cheltenham 2m 4f 6 Quevega 2009-14
Ryanair Chase Cheltenham 2m 5f 2 Albertas Run 2010/11
Stayers’ Hurdle Cheltenham 3m 4 Big Buck’s 2009/10/11/12
Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham 3m 2½f 5 Golden Miller 1932-1936
3 Cottage Rake 1948-1950
3 Arkle 1964-1966
3 Best Mate 2002-2004
Aintree Hurdle Aintree 2m 4f 4 Morley Street 1990-1993
Celebration Chase Sandown 2m 3 Altior – 2017, 2018,2019
OTHER NOTABLE RACES
Bet Victor Gold Cup Cheltenham 2m 4½f 2 Fortria – 1960, 1962
Gay Trip – 1969, 1971
Half Free – 1984, 1985
Bradbury Star – 1993, 1994
Cyfor Malta – 1998, 2002
Ladbrokes Trophy (Hennessy Cup) Newbury 3m 2½f 2 Mandarin – 1957, 1961
Arkle – 1964, 1965
Denman – 2007
Welsh Grand National Chepstow 3m 5½f 2 Limonali 1959/61
Bonanza Boy 1988/89
Grand National Aintree 4m 4f 3 Red Rum 1973/74/77
Scottish Grand National Ayr 4m 3 Couvrefeu II – 1911, 1912, 1913
Southern Hero – 1934, 1936, 1939
Queen’s Taste – 1953, 1954, 1956
Irish Grand National Fairyhouse 3m 5f 3 Brown Lad 1975/76/78
Bet 365 Gold Cup Sandown 3m 5½f 2 Larbawn – 1968, 1969
Diamond Edge – 1979, 1981
Topsham Bay – 1992, 1993
Ad Hoc – 2001, 2003
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