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Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Betting Guide

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On 10 March Champion Day starts at the Cheltenham festival. It is the first day of the festival and during this will have seven races, with Champion Hurlde as the highlight race. The doors will be open at 10:30 and the first race The Sky Bet Supreme Novices` Hurdle Race will start at 13:30. The last race that will closed this day will begin at 17:15, The CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Bellow is the race schedule for this day :

13:30 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
14.05 The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
14.40 The Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Steeple Chase
15.20 The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
16.00 The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race
16.40 The Toby Balding National Hunt Steeple Chase
17.15 The CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase


The city of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire is best known in the world, especially for this festival and for the GOLD CUP race.
There are many ways to get in time in the town for the festival :
- by train, which is the most common use, because the city is linked by railway network with the major cities.
- by air, using the airports from Birmingham and Bristol. From there you have to take the train or the bus to get in Cheltenham.
In city you can travel using the public transportation, taxies or you can rent a car. During this days the number is increased, for everybody to be on time at the festival.
Because there is a four day festival, the city offers many places where you can stay: hotels, apartments, pensions or there is also a camp area.

Betting 2015

Finding the Champion Hurdle Betting page

The Champion Hurdle is a race part of the Cheltenham festival. Many bookies have on their main page a link throw their Cheltenham festival page. Clicking that link, you will have access to all the races of the festival, including the Champion Hurdle race. To make a bet you need th have an account and some money deposit in that account. For those who don`t have an account yet, it is god to know that bookmakers have many promotions for new clients. You can find more by reading our bookmakers information page.

Betting stake

This is the amount of money you are willing to bet on a horse.

Types of betting

They are many types of bets you can choose from :
To Win - you bet on a horse to win a race. It is consider a win if the chosen horse ends in first place or a lost if the chosen horse ends in a different place than 1st.

Each Way - Using this type of bet your chances to win are high. You have to choose a horse and if he ends in top 4 you win, otherwise you lose. The gains are different,regarding in which place the chosen horse ends the race.

Placing a bet

To place a bet, locate the horse you want to bet on ,place your stake ,usually of at least £2, and then select the type of bet you are placing, "to win" or "each way"

The winnings

To Win bet - Example: You have placed a bet of £10 bet on a horse with odds of 10-1 and won.The £10 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving 100) and adding the original betting £10 stake, you get a total of £110.

Each Way bet - Example: You bet £5 stake on an Each Way bet (£10 betting stake) on a horse at odds of 10-1. The original £5 stake is multiplied by 5 (giving £10) and with the original bet of £5 you gain a total of £55. The other £5 of the bet, is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, giving a total of £12.5, and with the original bet for a total of £17.5. Therefore if the horse wins, in total you gain £55+£17.5=£72.5

If your chosen horse fails to win, but ends in top 4, the first part of the bet is lost and you gain only £17.5.
All your wins will be credited to your betting account. You can use then to place future bets, or you can withdraw your earnings.

Race Information

The highlight of this day , the Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt race in Great Britain, opened to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards - 3,319 meters. During the race there are 8 hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in the first fay of the Cheltenham Festival in March.

This year the price money is about 418,000 GBP, with over 200,000 GBP for the first place.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated: 1927
Race type: Hurdle race
Distance: about 3,319 meters
Track: Left-handed
Qualification: Four-years-old and up, Weight 11 st 2 lb (4yo); 11 st 10 lb (5yo+)

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Race records

Most successful horse (3 wins): Istabraq - 1998,1999,2000
Leading jockey (4 wins): Tim Molony - Hatton`s Grace (1951), Sir Ken (1952, 1953, 1954)
Leading trainer (5 wins): Nicky Henderson - See You Then (1985, 1986, 1987), Punjabi (2009), Binocular (2010)
Leading owner (5 wins): J. P. McManus – Istabraq (1998, 1999, 2000), Binocular (2010), Jezki (2014)

Previous Winners


Last 3 races were won by Jezki, Hurricane Fly and Rock On Ruby

Year Horse Age Jockey Trainer




Barry Geraghty

Jessica Harrington


Hurricane Fly


Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins


Rock On Ruby


Noel Fehily

Paul Nicholls


Hurricane Fly


Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins




Tony McCoy

Nicky Henderson




Barry Geraghty

Nicky Henderson




Robert Thornton

Alan King




Philip Carberry

John Carr


Brave Inca


Tony McCoy

Colm Murphy


Hardy Eustace


Conor ODwyer

Dessie Hughes


Chamion Day Tickets - There are three different ticket types at The Festival. Champion Day usually sells out in advance, so our advice to you is to buy your tickets as soon as you can.

Club Ticket - Is the best choice .Access to the widest choice of view spots and refreshment options. Ticket Price - From 75£
Tattersalls Ticket - USing this ticket gives you a good choice of viewing and refreshment options. Ticket Price - From 35£
Best Mate Ticket - Directly opposite the main grandstand, big value with a great view of the racing and a variety of food and drink choices Ticket Price - From 22£


When deciding to bet on Champion Hurdle it is important to check some race trends before making your selections. It is very important because horses that have won this race will normally have a number of attributes similar to other Champion Hurdle winners. You are more likely to win money by selecting horses that show these `trends`.

Here are some trends you could look to before deciding on your bet:

It is good to keep an eye on the previous winner at Champion Hurlde. Because in the last 10 years, so far two horses won this race : Hardy Eustace - 2 times and Hurricane Fly - 4 times.

The jockeys with the most wins are :Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, Tony McCoy and Conor O`Dwyer, each with 2 titles in the last 10 years.

The trainers with the most wins are : Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson and Dessie Hughes, each with 2 wins in the last 10 years.

Most of the winners at Champion Hurdle were aged 6.

21 of the last 24 winners were in top six of the betting

8 from 10 winners won a Cheltenham festival race before.


Faugheen The 7 years Irish horse, ridden by R Walsh and trained by W P Mullins, has a good form in 2014, winning al the races .Last year at Cheltenham he won the Neptune Investment Management Novices` Hurdle, a 2m 5f.
The New One In 2014 he won most of the races. Only one time he got third place, in rest only 1st place. Also this year earlier, in January he got 1st place at the StanJames.com Champion Hurdle Trial. At the Cheltenham festival in 2014 , he got third place at the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy.
Jezki Former champion, ended all the races since he won the Champion Hurdle on the podium. This year he got third place at the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle, a 2 miles race.
Hurricane Fly The 11 year Irish horse won in 2011 this race. In 2014 he reached 1st place third time and ended Champion Hurlde in 4th place.
Arctic Fire This horse ended the Vincent OBrien County Handicap Hurdle in 2014, at the Chentenham Festival. Earlier this year, he got second place in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle.


The favorites to win this race are Faugheen with a best odd of 2.25, The New One with a best odd of 4.33 and Jezki with a best odd of 6.00

2015 Runners

Faugheen 2.25 PADDY POWER Has a good form, winning all the races he attended so far. Has big chances to end in first place.
The New One 4.33 Ladbrokes Is seen by the bookies the second favorite to win. Has a good form also, and knows this course, ending third last year in the Champion Hurdle.
Jezki 6.00 Ladbrokes Even id he won last year this race,his recent form puts him in this place, being favorite number three.
Hurricane Fly 9.00 Ladbrokes His is now 11 old.No horse with a age like this won so far. But former champions has big chances to end in top 4.
Arctic Fire 15.00 Paddy Power Small chances to win , but if you bet on this horse and he ends in top places, you could gain big.


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