The Supreme Novices Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt race run on the Old Course.
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The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt race at Cheltenham. It is run on the Old Course over a distance of 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres) with 8 hurdles to be jumped.
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It’s the opening race of the Cheltenham four day festival is run at a fast and furious pace. Considered a stepping stone to young horses’ career many, including Brace Inca, Best Mate and War of Attrition have gone on to contest the Champion Hurdle and The Gold Cup in future years. Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins have dominated this race in the last 10 years with five wins, including the last three on Champagne Fever in 2013, Vautour in 2015 and Douvan in 2015.
This race opens the festival and is traditionally greeted by the “Cheltenham Roar”.
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