The JLT Long Walk Hurdle is a Grade One National Hunt hurdle contest, run at Ascot over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong, where there are twelve hurdles to be jumped.
The event is named after 'The Long Walk', an avenue of trees in Windsor Great Park, and is ideal for any stayer looking to throw in their bid ahead of the Stayers Championship at Cheltenham in March.
It was first run in 1965, where it was initially a handicap race, before it was awarded Grade One status later in 1990.
Since 1971, five winners of the Long Walk Hurdle have gone on to win the Stayers Hurdle - previously known as the World Hurdle in the same season:
Derring Rose (1980/81), Baracouda (2001/02), My Way De Solzen (2005/06), Big Buck's amassed the feat three times (2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12) and most recently Thistlecrack (2015/16) all achieving this priceless accolade.
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