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#Champion Hurdle

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner could be out for the season after suffering injury

The Gavin Cromwell-trained Epsoir D’Allen has suffered the setback.

# champion-hurdle - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Buveur D'Air to spearhead Nicky Henderson's Punchestown challenge

The two-time Champion Hurdle hero leads the trainer’s formidable looking line-up for next week’s meet.

# champion-hurdle - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Apple's Jade clash at Cheltenham with Buveur D'Air is now on

Apple’s Jade was hugely impressive in Leopardstown yesterday.

# champion-hurdle - Friday 25 January, 2019

Champion Hurdle hopeful will aim to maintain unbeaten run this season at Naas on Sunday

The JP McManus-owned horse has been declared for the five-runner Limestone Lad Hurdle.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Buveur D’Air retains his Champion Hurdle crown, but only just

Nicky Henderson’s charge was pushed all the way by Melon.

Altior 'all systems go' for Champion Chase but My Tent Or Yours scratched from the Champion Hurdle

Nicky Henderson had mixed updates on Cheltenham day one.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Last year’s winner Buveur D’Air is the hot favourite.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 12 March, 2018

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Henderson history as Buveur D'air storms home to claim Champion Hurdle It's A Wrap This post contains videos

Henderson history as Buveur D'air storms home to claim Champion Hurdle

Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has also started the Cheltenham Festival with a bang, claiming a hat-trick on day one.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

The big race of the day goes off at 3.30pm.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 13 March, 2017

Let our quiz pick your horse for the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

Can’t decide who to back in the big one on Tuesday? We’ll sort that out for you.

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Cheltenham

And hopefully pick you a winner.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 21 March, 2016

'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'

It’s been a contrasting few years for hurdling siblings Thomas and Jessie Barr.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Annie Power wins the 2016 Champion Hurdle

Mullins and Walsh claimed the first day’s feature race.

Will we have another Ruby Tuesday? Cheltenham Day One preview

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh will be hoping for a lot of success on the opening day.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

First Faugheen, now Arctic Fire is out of the Champion Hurdle

First Faugheen, now Arctic Fire is out of the Champion Hurdle

Not a good week for the Willie Mullins yard.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 31 August, 2015

One of the all-time greats of horse racing has been retired

Hurricane Fly was retired from racing today.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Jezki wins Champion Hurdle but tragedy strikes for Our Conor

Barry Geraghty and trainer Jessica Harrington got the better of Hurricane Fly in today’s big race.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival 2014 - Day 1

The National Hunt extravaganza started today in the Cotswolds

POLL: Who do you think will win today's Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

POLL: Who do you think will win today's Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Nail your colours to the mast.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Cheltenham 2012: who’ll win the race to be crowned top jockey?

Will it be Ruby Tuesday (and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday) again this year? Or will somebody else steal the headlines? Here’s the three men who would be top jockey.

Champion Hurdle Preview: here comes the story of the Hurricane

Who’s your money on in today’s big race? We take a detailed look at the feature on day one at Cheltenham, the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 12 March, 2012

Lucky 13: here’s why 2011 was a record-breaking year for the Irish at Cheltenham Memory Lane This post contains images

Lucky 13: here’s why 2011 was a record-breaking year for the Irish at Cheltenham

If you still need something to get you in the mood, this recap of Ireland’s finest hour at Cheltenham should do the trick.

# champion-hurdle - Friday 9 March, 2012

The Magnificent Seven: Cheltenham champions On The Gallops This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Cheltenham champions

It’s almost time, race fans. Get in the mood with our favourites from down through the years.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 13 February, 2012

Unaccompanied to skip Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

Dermot Weld’s mare looks likely to revert to the flat following her disappointing run in the Irish Champion Hurdle last month.

# champion-hurdle - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Stars to shine at Leopardstown

Grab your binoculars. Mark Hobbs fills us in ahead of another festive day of racing.

# champion-hurdle - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Hurricane Fly misses Leopardstown Festival

Willie Mullins has pulled the Champion Hurdle winner from Thursday’s Istabraq Festival Hurdle.

# champion-hurdle - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Mark Your Card: Christmas crackers in store for racing fans

“The ordinary person on the street might pinpoint the 25th of December as one of the highlights of the year, but for a punter it’s an awful, monotonous and frustrating day,” writes Mark Hobbs.

# champion-hurdle - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

The Winners' Enclosure: Hurricane Fly the pick of the bunch on Ruby Tuesday

Missed today’s Cheltenham action? We skip through the highlights and lowlights of the day’s racing so that you don’t feel left out.

Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes?

With this year’s Cheltenham Festival about to get underway, we take a closer look at the first day’s big race – the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

Mark Your Card: Tuesday

It’s better than the Morning Line and the Racing Post rolled into one. Mark Hobbs is here with an overview of today’s Cheltenham card.

You in? Download your Cheltenham Festival office sweepstakes kit

There’s no such thing as a free lunch… unless you win money from your colleagues on the Champion Hurdle this afternoon, of course.

A Bluffer’s Guide to… the Cheltenham Festival

A little bit confused by all the talk about Cheltenham? Check out our bluffer’s guide to the festival.

# champion-hurdle - Monday 14 March, 2011

Irish racing's finest hour: Cheltenham, 2006 Irish Invasion This post contains images

Irish racing's finest hour: Cheltenham, 2006

The Irish have had some great years at Cheltenham, but one year stands above them all. We whet the appetite by looking back at the horses that made 2006 a year to remember.

# champion-hurdle - Friday 4 March, 2011

Maguire cleared to partner Peddlers Cross

County Meath jockey has ban reduced by a day, allowing him to ride in this year’s Champion Hurdle.