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The 2023/24 Grade 1 race calendar and results for the UK and Ireland National Hunt seasons

The UK and Ireland's 2023/24 National Hunt seasons are underway and though all eyes will be on the Cheltenham Festival in early March, there's plenty of big races to look forward to across the season.

Both National Hunt seasons are jam-packed with high quality Grade 1 racing, here's Planet Sport's guide to all the big race fixtures and results for the campaign.

Yes, the Grand National isn't a Grade 1 race, but we've snuck it into our schedule as it's a big one.

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Grade 1 2023/24 upcoming fixtures in UK and Ireland:



Cheltenham Festival (March 12-15)

Tuesday, March 12

Supreme Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Arkle Chase (Cheltenham)

Champion Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Mares Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Wednesday, March 13

Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Brown Advisory Novices Chase (Cheltenham)

Queen Mother Champion Chase (Cheltenham)

Champion Bumper (Cheltenham)

Thursday, March 14

Turners Novices Chase (Cheltenham)

Ryanair Chase (Cheltenham)

Stayers Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Friday, March 15

Triumph Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham)

Gold Cup (Cheltenham)

Sunday, March 31

Mares Novice Hurdle Final (Fairyhouse)
Gold Cup Novice Chase (Fairyhouse)




Grand National Festival (April 11-13)

Thursday, April 11

Manifesto Novices Chase (Aintree)

4YO Juvenile Hurdle (Aintree)

Aintree Bowl (Aintree)

Aintree Hurdle (Aintree)

Friday, April 12

Mildmay Novices Chase (Aintree)

Top Novices Hurdle (Aintree)

Melling Chase (Aintree)

Sefton Novices Hurdle (Aintree)

Saturday, April 13

Maghull Novices Chase (Aintree)

Mersey Novices Hurdle (Aintree)

Liverpool Hurdle (Aintree)

Grand National (Aintree)


Saturday, April 27

Celebration Chase (Sandown)




Punchestown Festival (Apr 30-May 4)

Tuesday April 30

KPMG Champion Novice Hurdle (Punchestown)

Champion Chase (Punchestown)

Champion Novice Chase (Punchestown)

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (Punchestown)

Wednesday, May 1

Punchestown Gold Cup (Punchestown)

Champion INH Flat Race (Punchestown)

Thursday, May 2

Champion Stayers Hurdle (Punchestown)

Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Punchestown)

Friday, May 3

Champion Hurdle (Punchestown)

Alanna Homes Novice Hurdle (Punchestown)

Mares Champion Hurdle (Punchestown)

Champion 4YO Hurdle (Punchestown)


Grade 1 winners in the 2023/24 UK and Ireland National Hunt seasons




Saturday, February 17

Harry Cobden excelled as Pic D’Orhy put in a faultless display of jumping to make every yard of the running in the Betfair Ascot Chase. Full report


Sunday, February 4

Fact To File cruised to victory in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Novice Chase at Leopardstown after only rival Gaelic Warrior fell at the final fence. Full report


Ballyburn claimed a comfortable victory in the Tattersalls Ireland 50th Derby Sale Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. Full report


El Fabiolo is on course to provide Willie Mullins with a third successive victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham after a dominant display in the Dublin Chase. Full report


State Man defended his Irish Champion Hurdle crown at Leopardstown to give Willie Mullins his eighth Grade 1 triumph of the Dublin Racing Festival weekend. Full report


Saturday, February 3

Nickle Back galloped to a memorable Grade One vicory in the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown following a bold front-running ride from James Best. Full report


The Dublin Racing Festival started with a Willie Mullins-trained winner as Dancing City beat Predators Gold in the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle. Full report


Kargese came out on top of the Willie Mullins battalion in the McCann FitzGerald Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown, with the trainer sending out the first four home. Full report


It Etait Temps completed a dream hour for Danny Mullins when winning the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown, where Marine Nationale was a huge disappointment back in fifth place. Full report


Galopin Des Champs is odds on for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after registering back-to-back success in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Full report




Saturday, January 27

There was a huge shock in the Clarence House Chase as Elixir De Nutz battled back to beat Jonbon, providing jockey Freddie Gingell and trainer Joe Tizzard with a first Grade One win. Full report


Friday, January 12

Readin Tommy Wrong was a surprise winner of the Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle as Willie Mullins sent out the first three home. Full report



Saturday, December 30

Captain Teague extended Paul Nicholls’ stranglehold on the Challow Hurdle with a battling success at Newbury.


Friday, December 29

State Man was too strong for stablemate Impaire Et Passe in the Matheson Hurdle at Leopardstown. Full report


Grangeclare West claimed a runaway success in the Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown over favourite Corbetts Cross. Full report


Thursday, December 28

Galopin Des Champs put himself in box seat for a second Cheltenham Gold Cup after a stunning display in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown. Full report


Irish Point delivered an authoritative display to claim the Jack de Bromhead Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown. Full report


Willie Mullins will have to decide which race Gaelic Warrior runs in at Cheltenham in March after a fine victory in the Faugheen Novice Chase at Limerick. Full report


Wednesday, December 27

Willie Mullins and owner JP McManus claimed a one-two-three as Dinoblue claimed the Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown. Full report


Caldwell Potter landed Grade 1 glory for Gordon Elliott with victory in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. Full report


Tuesday, December 26


Hewick, who cost just £800, came from last to first to complete a stunning victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton. Full report


National Hunt superstar Constitution Hill made a brilliant return to action as he eased to victory in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Full report


Facile Vega produced an underwhelming run as Found a Fifty claimed Grade One honours in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Full report


Il Est Francais put up a sparkling jumping display to win the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase on his British debut at Kempton.


Nicky Henderson’s Jango Baie battled on gamely to see off Favour And Fortune to win the Formby Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.


Saturday, December 23

Crambo came out on top in a breathtaking battle of the ages with Paisley Park to claim Howden Long Walk Hurdle glory at Ascot. Full report


December 9

Not So Sleepy eased to victory in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Sandown after reigning champion Constitution Hill and stablemate Shishkin were pulled out just hours before the race. Full report


Le Patron handed jockey David Noonan his first ever grade one victory in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. Full report


Jonbon showed a different side to his character as he ran out the winner in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. Full report


December 3

Farren Glory claimed the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse after a superb ride from Jack Kennedy.


Irish Grand National winner I Am Maximus returned to Fairyhouse to claim the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse for trainer Willie Mullins.


A year after ending Honeysuckle's unbeaten run Teahupoo claimed back-to-back wins in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse beating favourite Impaire Et Passe.




November 25

Paul Nicholls made no excuses for Bravemansgame after his six-and-a-half-length defeat to Royale Pagaille in the Betfair Chase and is still planning to head to Kempton for the King George VI Chase. Full report


State Man strolled to victory in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.


Fastorslow inflicted a second successive shock defeat on Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Galopin Des Champs with a comeback victory in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase. Full report


Gerri Colombe beat both Envoi Allen and Conflated to win the Ladbrokes Champions Chase at Down Royal.

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