When is the 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle?
- We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle
- The Supreme takes place at Cheltenham on Tuesday 15th March in 2022
Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Supreme Novices' Hurdle. (Getty)
When is the 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle?
The 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle will take place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 15th March. The Supreme Novices' Hurdle will be run at 1:20pm.
Who won the last Supreme?
Appreciate It justified short-priced favouritism by scoring an emphatic victory over Ballyadam in the 2021 Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
What is the Supreme?
The Supreme Novices' Hurdle is the opening race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. The Supreme is a Grade One and is run over a distance of two miles.
Where is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle run?
The Supreme Novices' Hurdle is always run at Cheltenham racecourse during their popular Cheltenham Festival, held during the middle week of March every year.
Which horses will run in the Supreme?
Only the quickest first season hurdlers will be good enough to take part in the Supreme. Sir Gerhard beat Kilcruit in the Champion Bumper in 2021, and both currently sit near the top of the 2022 Supreme betting.
Where can I watch the 2022 Supreme?
The 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.
Supreme Novices' Hurdle Live Streaming
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Supreme Novices' Hurdle History
The Supreme Novices' Hurdle is one of the most looked-forward-to races in all of horse racing.
Since it's creation in 1946, the Supreme has opened the card on day one of the Cheltenham Festival, and the roar that erupts from the Prestbury Park patrons when the starter sends them on their way can be heard half-way across Gloucestershire.
Originally, the Supreme was separated into three divisions. That idea was whittled down to two divisions by 1948, before organisers decided to go with a solitary Supreme Novices' Hurdle in 1972.
One of the most famous Supreme winners during it's early years was the great Flyingbolt, who secured victory under Pat Taaffe in 1964.
Dual Gold Cup and Grand National winner, L'Escargot won the second division of the Supreme in 1968. Dan Moore's star was followed into the winners' enclosure by other future Cheltenham Festival greats like Bula and Golden Cygnet.
Brave Inca won the Supreme in 2004, and went on to scoop Champion Hurdle glory two years later. Many Supreme winners go on to have successful career's over fences too, with legendary chasers like Vautour, Douvan and Altior scoring in recent seasons.
Since the Supreme Novices' Hurdle was cut down to a single division, Willie Mullins has been the most successful trainer, with the last of his victories coming with Klassical Dream in 2019. Many expert's 2021 Cheltenham Festival tips will feature a Willie Mullins runner in the Supreme.
2020 saw Nicky Henderson win the Supreme for the fifth time, as Shishkin held off Abacadabras in a thrilling fight to the line. Willie Mullins then celebrated yet another Supreme winner, as Appreciate It destroyed his rivals in the 2021 renewal.