Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle

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The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle takes place on the third day of Fairyhouse’s Easter Festival.

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle takes place on the 1st of April 2024.

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle is a Grade 2 race over two miles at Fairyhouse.

It takes place during the Irish Grand National Easter Festival meeting and is one of the top targets for Irish- trained four-year-olds. Notable past winners include Essex (2004), Twinlight (2011), Ivan Grozny (2014) and Jeff Kidder (2021).

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle takes place on Monday 1st April 2024.

In our Fairyhouse Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle guide, we provide all the latest news, betting odds and Fairyhouse Horse Racing Tips from professional tipsters online.

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Race Overview – Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt novice hurdle race in Ireland at Fairyhouse over a distance of 2 miles (3,218 metres).

Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle 2024 Odds

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle odds are listed below:

These odds have not yet been released.

Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle 2024 Tips

Our Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle tips are below:

  • 1 point to win for TBC
  • 2 points each way for TBC

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Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle Previous Winners

Here are the Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle previous winners.

2013One Fine DayRobbie PowerJessica Harrington
2014Ivan GroznyPaul TownendWillie Mullins
2015Buiseness SivolaPaul TownendWillie Mullins
2016SlowmotionBarry GeraghtyAidan O’Brien
2017Project BluebookBarry GeraghtyJohn Quinn
2018Saglawy[a]Paul TownendWillie Mullins
2019French MadeRuby WalshWillie Mullins
no race 2020[b]
2021Jeff KidderSean FlanaganNoel Meade
2022Iberique Du SeuilJack KennedyGordon Elliott
2023Enjoy The DreamDarragh O’KeeffeAndrew McNamara

Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle 2023 Result

Check out the latest result from this race:

Famous Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle Winners

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle was first run in 1988 with victory going to Marvellous Marvin, trained by John Mulhern and ridden by Tommy Carmody. The same rider enjoyed further success aboard Rocket Dancer (1990) and Visions Pride (1991), both trained by Noel Meade who has a fantastic record in this event.

Michael O’Brien won this race in 2004 with Essex, ridden by Davy Russell. He won the valuable Betfair Hurdle at Newbury the following season where he was backed down to 4-1 favourite. Essex was only beaten half a length by Brave Inca in the 2005 Morgana Hurdle. The versatile gelding also won the flat and over fences.

2011 winner Twinlight was another high class performer, trained by Willie Mullins. He won nine of his 27 races over fences including the Grade 1 Paddy Power Dial-a-bet Chase at Leopardstown in December 2014. Ivan Grozny was another Mullins-trained winner and he won good prizes over hurdles and fences.

Jeff Kidder (2021) won here in 2021 after stunning the Cheltenham crowd with an 80-1 success in the Fred Winter Hurdle. It was the longest priced winner at the Festival meeting for thirty years. He showed there was no fluke about that victory and went on to add the Grade 1 Champion Four-year- old Hurdle at Punchestown.

Key Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle Trials

The Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham has supplied five of the last eleven winners of this race. Jeff Kidder (2021) won both races and the other four had been unplaced at Prestbury Park. Six of the eleven ran at the Punchestown Festival in the Champion Four-year-old Hurdle next time with only Jeff Kidder prevailing.

There have been two successful favourites and one winning joint-favourite in the past eleven seasons; Slowmotion (2016) at 2-1, Saglawy (2018) at 13-8 and Project Bluebook (2017) at 9-2 Joint- favourite. The longest priced winner during that time was Enjoy The Dream (2023) at 33-1 while One Fine Day (2013) returned at 16-1 for Jessica Harrington.

Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Noel Meade leads the training statistics in this event with eight winners; Rocket Dancer (1990), Visions Pride (1991), Glencloud (1992), Micks Delight (1994), Embellished (1996), Dashing Home (2003), The Fist Of God (2009) and Jeff Kidder (2021). Willie Mullins has won it six times, most recently with French Made in 2019. The jockey standings are led by Paul Carberry and Ruby Walsh with four winners apiece.

Betting on the Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle

The Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle has proved tricky for punters. Runners often bounce back here from a disappointing run in the Fred Winter or the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham. Runners from the Noel Meade stable are certainly worth noting.


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