Champion Hurdle Trials
The Champion Hurdle is the feature race of the first day of the Cheltenham Festival and brings together the best two mile hurdlers in the sport. Cheltenham itself hosts two terrific Champion Hurdle trials in the Greatwood hurdle run at the Paddy Power Open meeting in November and the International Hurdle run in December (formally known as the Bula Hurdle). There will be a handful of entries who ran in the Supreme Novices the year prior as well so it's worth noting the form and whether the horse gets up the hill at Cheltenham or not.
Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'air was a winner of the 2019 Champion Hurdle.
List of Champion Hurdle Trial Races
|10/11/2018||Wincanton||Elite Hurdle||Verdana Blue 5/2|
|18/11/2018||Cheltenham||Greatwood Hurdle||Nietzsche 20/1|
|18/11/2018||Punchestown||Morgiana Hurdle||Sharjah 7/2|
|45/11/2018||Ascot||Ascot Hurdle||If The Cap Fits 4/5 Fav|
|02/12/2018||Newcastle||Fighting Fifth Hurdle||Buveur D'Air 11/8|
|03/12/2018||Fairyhouse||Hatton's Grace Hurdle||Apple's Jade 4/6 Fav|
|15/12/2018||Cheltenham||International Hurdle||Brain Power 7/1|
|20/01/2019||Haydock||Champion Hurdle Trial|
|03/02/2019||Leopardstown||Irish Champion Hurdle|
|17/02/2019||Gowran Park||Red Mills Trial Hurdle|
Check out the Cheltenham Festival trials for:
Arkle Trophy Trials | Albert Bartlett Trials | Champion Chase Trials | Gold Cup Trials | Mares Only Hurdle Trials | Jewson Trials | Neptune Trials | RSA Trials | Ryanair Trials | Supreme Trials | Triumph Trials | World Hurdle Trials