2020 Champion Hurdle Betting Tips & Previews

Champion Hurdle Past Winners

With last year’s winner Espoir D’Allen no longer with us and previous Champion Hurdle victor Buveur D’Air injured, we’re guaranteed a new hero at the Cheltenham Festival in this race. Here are all the previous winners this century:

Year Winner Age Jokey Trainer Field Time
2019 Espoir D’Allen 5 Mark Walsh Gavin Cromwell (IRE) 10 3:59.07
2018 Buveur D’Air 7 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson 11 4:05.00
2017 Buveur D’Air 6 Noel Fehily Nicky Henderson 11 3:50.90
2016 Annie Power 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (IRE) 12 3:45.10
2015 Faugheen 7 Ruby Walsh Wille Mullins (IRE) 8 3:50.90
2014 Jezki 6 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington (IRE) 9 3:45.25
2013 Hurricane Fly 9 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (IRE) 9 3:59.35
2012 Rock On Ruby 7 Noel Fehily Paul Nicholls 10 3:05:10
2011 Hurricane Fly 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins 11 3:53.71
2010 Binocular 6 Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson 12 3:53.80
2009 Punjabi 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson 23 4:00.90
2008 Katchit 5 Robert Thornton Alan King 15 4:08.10
2007 Sublimity 7 Philip Carberry John Carr (IRE) 10 3:55.70
2006 Brave Inca 8 Tony McCoy Colm Murphy (IRE) 18 3:50.00
2005 Hardy Eustace 8 Conor O’Dwyer Dessie Hughes (IRE) 14 3:51.50
2004 Hardy Eustace 7 Conor O’Dwyer Dessie Hughes (IRE) 14 3:54.50
2003 Rooster Booster 9 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs 17 3:54.70
2002 Horse La Loi III 7 Dean Gallagher James Fanshawe 15 3:53.80
2000 Istabraq 8 Charlie Swan Aidan O’Brien (IRE) 12 3:48.10

Cheltenham Race – Champion Hurdle

The Champion Hurdle is the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. With total prize money of £450,000 and over £250,000 for first place on offer, this prestigious hurdle race over an extended 2m on the old course at Cheltenham is always fiercely competitive and a real highlight that gets the Festival off to a flying first day. Espoir D’Allen won the Champion Hurdle under Mark Walsh for Irish trainer Gavin Cromwell and leading owner JP McManus. The 2020 edition will take place on Tuesday, 10th March at 15:30 GMT. As always, we'll have all the Champion Hurdle news and betting tips right here.