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When is the 2023 Supreme Novices' Hurdle?

Last updated: 23 Mar 2022
Freetips staff 23 Mar 2022
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  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2023 Supreme Novices' Hurdle
  • The Supreme takes place at Cheltenham on Tuesday 14th March in 2023
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Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle. (Getty)

When is the 2023 Supreme Novices' Hurdle?

The 2023 Supreme Novices' Hurdle will take place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March. The Supreme Novices' Hurdle will be run at 1:30pm.

Who won the last Supreme?

Constitution Hill blitzed the competition to win the 2022 Supreme Novices' Hurdle, breaking the two mile track record in the process.

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?

Facile Vega looked a star in the making when winning the Champion Bumper and he currently heads the ante-post betting for the Triumph. 

Where can I watch the 2023 Supreme?

The 2023 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 

The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2023 Supreme Novices' Hurdle live online:

  1. Visit bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
  2. Log-in or register for an account (use the bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS if opening a new account)
  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

To watch a bet365 live stream users must be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. 18+, geo-restrictions & terms and conditions apply.

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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.

Nicky Henderson reigned supreme again in 2022, as Constitution Hill produced a stunning performance to beat stablemate Jonbon and break the track record.

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