The Champion Hurdle is the showcase race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. The first day is also known as Champion Day, and is regarded by many as the most exciting days racing of the whole festival.
The Champion Hurdle is one of the 4 Cheltenham Festival championship races, with the other three being the Queen Mother Chase on Wednesday, the Stayers’ Hurdle on Thursday, and the showpiece race of the the whole Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, on Friday.
2017 Champion Hurdle
The Stan James Champion Hurdle is taking place at 3.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017, this year. The official title of the race is The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Current favourite is Yanworth, who is 3/1.
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Champion Hurdle Betting Offers
As the Champion Hurdle is one of the four showcase races of the Cheltenham Festival, there will be plenty of offers available in the few days before the race. Keep checking back, and as and when the offers become available, we will be posting them here.
The majority of main bookmakers are non runner no bet on the main Cheltenham races, including the Champion Hurdle. If your bookie isn’t offering you non runner no bet on this race, then you need to check the likes of bet365 and Paddy Power who are.
Champion Hurdle Previous Winners
2016 Annie Power (8 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Willie Mullins
2015 Faugheen (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Willie Mullins
2014 Jezki (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Barry Geraghty | Trainer – Jessica Harrington
2013 Hurricane Fly (9 Years Old) | Jockey – Ruby Walsh | Trainer Willie Mullins
2012 Rock On Ruby (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Noel Fehily | Trainer – Paul Nicholls
2011 Hurricane Fly (7 Years Old) | Jockey Ruby Walsh | Trainer – Willie Mullins
2010 Binocular (6 Years Old) | Jockey – AP McCoy | Trainer – Nicky Henderson
2009 Punjabi (6 Years Old) | Jockey – Barry Geraghty | Trainer – Nicky Henderson
2008 Katchit (5 Years Old) | Jockey Robert Thornton | Trainer – Alan King
2007 Sublimity (7 Years Old) | Jockey – Phillip Carberry | Trainer – John Carr
2006 Brave Inca (8 Years Old) | Jockey – AP McCoy | Trainer – Colm Murphy