The Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunthurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.
During the 1960s and early 1970s the race was called the Lancashire Hurdle, and it was subsequently known by several different sponsored titles. For a period it was classed at Grade 2 level, and it was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2005.
The Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle usually features horses which ran previously in the Triumph Hurdle, and the last to win both events was Zarkandar in 2011.
<span style="font-size:90%">Leading jockey since 1977 (3 wins):
Tony McCoy – Zabadi (1996), Hors La Loi III (1999), Binocular (2008)