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County Hurdle 6 Places Each Way

Any extended each-way options for the 2024 County Hurdle will be posted here once confirmed.

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The County Handicap Hurdle is always an anticipated handicap on Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival.

One of the biggest betting races of the whole festival, the County Hurdle always sees a huge field of quality hurdlers, trying to capture the £51,000 first price. Officially named the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle, punters always focus on the County Hurdle when it comes to backing value each-way runners and the 2 mile hurdle over 8 flights, often throws up big-price winners.

With fields of up to 28 runners in recent years, online bookmakers are always happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it’s one of the handicap highlights of the Cheltenham Festival, so expect 5 places or potentially even 6 places each way on the County Cup Hurdle. Of course, offering 5 places each way or sometimes even 6 places each way at the County Hurdle is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity for punters and is a promotion which will drive 2024 Cheltenham Festival new customer registrations for savvy bookmakers.

2024 County Hurdle 5 or 6 Places Each Way

The County Handicap Hurdle is one of the largest field races of any Cheltenham Festival. 24 to 28 runners has been the norm over the last 6 years and that makes each-way betting the order of the day. That makes for huge value with 6 places each-way now available if you shop around. Since 2009 Willie Mullins trained hurdlers have won this 5-times, with Paul Nicholls also having a couple of winners in 2009 and 2014. But of late Dan Skelton has dominated this race with Superb Story in 2016, Mohaayed in 2018 and Ch’tibello in 2019. The CountyHurdle is always a tough betting race, so it’s often worth following the market on the day of the race.

With anything up to 28 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers payout the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds for this handicap hurdle. However with the County Hurdle being one of the biggest races at the Cheltenham Festival for each-way betting, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place or two, with 5 or even 6 places possible for the 2024 running. Remember online bookmakers have a new customer war chest for the Cheltenham Festival, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 6 places covers circa 25% of the field – a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.

At the time of writing, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard each way terms. As soon as this changes we’ll confirm details here.

County Hurdle Each Way Places Tracker

We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.

Over the past 4 to 5 years 24 to 25 runners in this race is the norm and therefore there is an increasing number of extended each way places on offer.

2022 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 8 places each-way 1/5 odds: Skybet.
  • 7 places each-way 1/5 odds: bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, Paddy Power.
  • 6 places each way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Unibet, William Hill.

2021 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 8 places each-way 1/5 odds: Skybet.
  • 7 places each-way 1/5 odds: Paddy Power.
  • 6 places each-way 1/4 odds: bet365.
  • 6 places each way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes, Unibet.
  • 5 places each way 1/5 odds: BetVictor, Boylesports, William Hill.

2020 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 6 places each way 1/5 odds: Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, Betway, Paddy Power, Skybet.
  • 5 places each way 1/4 odds: bet365, Ladbrokes
  • 5 places each way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Unibet, William Hill

2019 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 6 places each way 1/5 odds: Paddy Power, Skybet
  • 5 places each way 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Totesport
  • 5 places each way 1/5 odds: Betfair, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill
  • 4 places each way 1/4 odds: 888sport, Unibet.
  • Please Note: bet365 offered an Each Way Extra 6ew 1/4 odds extended market

2018 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 6 places each way 1/5 odds: Paddy Power, Skybet
  • 5 places each way 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Totesport
  • 5 places each way 1/5 odds: Betfair, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill
  • 4 places each way 1/4 odds: 888sport, Unibet.
  • Please Note: bet365 offered an Each Way Extra 6ew 1/4 odds extended market

2017 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 6 places each way – 1/5 odds: Paddy Power.
  • 5 places each way – 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Totesport.
  • 4 places each way – 1/4 odds: William Hill.
  • 4 places each way – 1/5 odds: Ladbrokes.

2016 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 5 places each way: bet365, Coral.
  • 4 places each way: Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Stan James, Sky Bet, Totesport, William Hill.

Here’s a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 4 places each way in the CountyHurdle from 2016 onwards:

  • 2023: 5th Ballyadam 12/1, Highway One O Two 80/1, Petit Tonnerre 33/1
  • 2022: 5th Ballyadam 50/1, 6th Surprise Package 9/1, 7th Cormier 33/1
  • 2021: 5th Edwardstone 18/1, 6th Third Time Lucki 8/1, 7th Drop The Anchor 33/1, 8th Anna Bunina 125/1
  • 2020: 5th Elusive Belle 20/1, 6th Moon Over Germany 25/1
  • 2019: 5th Lisp 25/1, 6th Sternrubin 25/1
  • 2018: 5th Spiritofthegames 12/1, 6th Brelade 25/1
  • 2017: 5th Winter Escape 9/1, 6th Ivanovich Gorbatov 5/1F
  • 2016: 5th Starchitect 10/1.

County Hurdle Recent Results:

  • 2023 Faivoir B Andrews D Skelton 10-7 33/1 24 runners
  • 2022 State Man P Townend WP Mullins 11-1 11/4F 26 runners
  • 2021 Belfast Banter KC Sexton P Fahey 10-0 33/1 25 runners
  • 2020 Saint Roi BJ Geraghty WP Mullins 10-13 11/2 24 runners
  • 2019 Ch’tibello H Skelton D Skelton 11-5 12/1 24 runners
  • 2018 Mohaayed B Andrews D Skelton 10-8 33/1 24 runners
  • 2017 Arctic Fire P Townend WP Mullins 11-12 20/1 25 runners
  • 2016 Superb Story H Skelton D Skelton 10-12 8/1 26 runners
  • 2015 Wicklow Brave P Townsend WP Mullins 11-4 25/1 24 runners
  • 2014 Lac Fontana DA Jacob PF Nicholls 10-11 11/1 28 runners
  • 2013 Ted Veale BJ Cooper AJ Martin 10-6 10/1 28 runners
  • 2012 Alderwood AP McCoy T Mullins 11-1 20/1 26 runners
  • 2011 Final Approach R Walsh WP Mullins 10-12 10/1 26 runners
  • 2010 Thousand Stars Ms K Walsh WP Mullins 10-8 20/1 28 runners