The Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle race run on the Old Course.
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The Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in the Cheltenham Festival. It is run on the Old Course over a distance of two miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres) with eight hurdles to be jumped.
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Trainer Willie Mullins has won this three times in the last five years with Hurricane Fly twice and Faugheen in 2015. But it’s trainers Peter Easterby and Nicky Henderson who hold the record with five wins each. Henderson trained See You Then who is only one of five horses to have won the Champion Hurdle three times, while Easterby trained the famous Sea Pigeon who won in 1980 with then jockey, Jonjo O’Neill, on board.
The Champion Hurdle is run over a distance of two miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres)
During its running there are 8 hurdles to be jumped.
JP McManus is the leading Owner with five wins from Istabraq, Binocular and Jezki.
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