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Champions Hurdle by numbers

| 10.03.2015

To celebrate the big Championship race of day one we have rounded up some great facts on the Championship Hurdle

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Faugheen(11/10) goes in to the big race as the clear favourite but that does that does not guarantee victory, as you can see below

40% of winners have been favourite so its not nailed on by any means.

Winning last time out will do all the runners no harm as 22 out of the last 27 won last time out.

24 is the largest field to run with just 3 runners been the smallest.

Tim Molony is the most successful jockey in the history of the race, winning 4 Championship Hurdles and ten races at the festival overall.

Even more impressive 4 people have won the race as trainer and jockey those been Dessie Hughes, Fred Winter, Fred Rimmel and Gerry Wilson.

Check out our Champion Hurdle info-graphic here and get great prices on all Cheltenham races this week.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.