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Horse Racing - Champion Hurdle

The most prestigious hurdle race in the UK is held at Cheltenham racecourse, England during the four-day Festival meeting each March. The race, for four-year-old horses and over, is contested over a distance of just over two miles, with 8 barriers to be negotiated.
The Champion Hurdle was not staged in 1931 due to frost. World War II caused the abandonment for two years andl foot and mouth disease put paid to the event in 2001.

YEAR
WINNER
JOCKEY
TRAINER
1927
BLARIS
G Duller
B Payne
1928
BROWN JACK
B Rees
A Hastings
1929
ROYAL FALCON
D Rees
B Gore
1930
BROWN TONY
T Cullinan
J Anthony
1931
Not held
-
-
1932
INSURANCE
T Leader
B Briscoe
1933
INSURANCE
B Stott
B Briscoe
1934
CHENANGO
D Morgan
I Anthony
1935
LION COURAGE 
G Wilson
F Brown
1936
VICTOR NORMAN
F Nicholson
M Blair
1937
FREE FARE 
G Pellegrin
T Gwilt
1938
OUR HOPE
P Harding
R Gubbins
1939
AFRICAN SISTER
K Piggott
C Piggott
1940
SOLFORD 
S Magee
O Anthony
1941
SENECA 
R Smyth
V Smyth
1942
FORESTATION
R Smyth
V Smyth
1943
Not held
-
 
1944
Not held
-
-
1945
BRAINS TRUST
F Rimell
G Wilson
1946
DISTEL
B O'Ryan
C Rogers
1947
NATIONAL SPIRIT
D Morgan
V Smyth
1948
NATIONAL SPIRIT 
R Smyth
V Smyth
1949
HATTON'S GRACE
A Brabazon
V O'Brien
1950
HATTON'S GRACE
A Brabazon
V O'Brien
1951
HATTON'S GRACE
T Molony
V O'Brien
1952
SIR KEN
T Molony
W St'henson
1953
SIR KEN
T Molony
W St'henson
1954
SIR KEN
T Molony
W St'henson
1955
CLAIR SOLEIL
F Winter
R Price
1956
DOORKNOCKER
H Sprague
C Hall
1957
MERRY DEAL
G U'erwood
A Jones
1958
BANDALORE
G Slack
S Wright
1959
FARE TIME 
F Winter
R Price
1960
ANOTHER FLASH 
B Beasley
P Sleator
1961
EBORNEEZER
F Winter
R Price 
1962
ANZIO
W Robinson
F Walwyn
1963
WINNING FAIR
A Lillingston
G Spencer
1964
MAGIC COURT
P McCarron
T Robson
1965
KIRRIEMUIR
W Robinson
F Walwyn
1966
SALMON SPRAY
J Haine
B Turnell 
1967
SAUCY KIT
R Edwards
P Easterby
1968
PERSIAN WAR
J Uttley
C Davies
1969
PERSIAN WAR
J Uttley
C Davies
1970
PERSIAN WAR
J Uttley
C Davies
1971
BULA
P Kelleway
F Winter
1972
BULA
P Kelleway
F Winter
1973
C'DY OF ERRORS
B Smith
F Rimell
1974
LANZAROTE 
R Pitman
F Winter
1975
C'DY OF ERRORS
K White
F Rimell
1976
NIGHT NURSE
P B'derick
P Easterby
1977
NIGHT NURSE
P B'derick
P Easterby
1978
MONKSFIELD
T Kinane
D McDonogh
1979
MONKSFIELD
D Hughes
D McDonogh
1980
SEA PIGEON
J O'Neill
P Easterby
1981
SEA PIGEON
J Fr'come
P Easterby
1982
FOR AUCTION
C Magnier
M C'ingham
1983
GAYE BRIEF
R Linley
M Rimell
1984
DAWN RUN
J O'Neill
P Mullins
1985
SEE YOU THEN
S S-Eccles
N H'derson
1986
SEE YOU THEN
S S-Eccles
N H'derson
1987
SEE YOU THEN
S S-Eccles
N H'derson
1988
CELTIC SHOT
P Sc'more
F Winter
1989
BEECH ROAD
R Guest
T Balding
1990
KRIBENSIS
R D'woody
M Stoute
1991
MORLEY STREET
J Forst
T Balding
1992
ROYAL GAIT
G McCourt
J F'shawe
1993
GRANVILLE AGAIN
P Sc'more
M Pipe
1994
FLAKEY DOVE
M Dwyer
R Price
1995
ALDERBROOK
N W'iamson
K Bailey
1996
COLLIER BAY
G Bradley
J Old
1997
MAKE A STAND
T McCoy
M Pipe
1998
ISTABRAQ
C Swan
A O'Brien
1999
ISTABRAQ
C Swan
A O'Brien
2000
ISTABRAQ
C Swan
A O'Brien
2001
Not held
-
-
2002
HORS LA LOI
D Gall'her
J F'shawe
2003
R'STER BOOSTER
R Johnson
P Hobbs
2004
HARDY EUSTACE
C O'Dwyer
D Hughes
2005
HARDY EUSTACE
C O'Dwyer
D Hughes
2006
BRAVE INCA
T McCoy
CMurphy
2007
SUBLIMITY
P Carberry
J Carr
2008
KATCHIT
R Thornton
A King
2009
PUNJABI 
B Geraghty
N H'derson
2010
BINOCULAR
T McCoy
N H'derson
2011
HURRICANE FLY
R Walsh
W Mullins
2012 ROCK ON RUBY
N Fehilly
P Nicholls
2013 HURRICANE FLY R Walsh W Mullins
2014 JEZKI B Geraghty J H'rington
2015 FAUGHEEN R Walsh W Mullins
2016 ANNIE POWER R Walsh W Mullins
2017 BUVEUR D'AIR N Fehily N H'derson
2018 BUVEUR D'AIR B Geraghty N H'derson


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