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Who wins the 2023 Champion Hurdle?

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Last updated: 18 Feb 2023
Conrad Castleton 18 Feb 2023
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  • Key questions answered ahead of the 2023 Champion Hurdle
  • This Grade One will be run at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • Constitution Hill is the odds-on favourite to win this year's race
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What is the Champion Hurdle?


The Champion Hurdle is a Grade One horse race that takes place at the Cheltenham Festival. The Champion Hurdle takes place at Cheltenham racecourse, in Gloucestershire, England.

When is the 2023 Champion Hurdle?


The Champion Hurdle takes place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. The 2023 Champion Hurdle will be run at 3:30pm at Cheltenham on Tuesday 14th March.

Who won the Champion Hurdle?


In 2022, Henry De Bromhead's star mare Honeysuckle successfully retained her Champion Hurdle crown.

Will Honeysuckle run in the Champion Hurdle?


Two-time Champion Hurdle winner, Honeysuckle will be retired after running in the 2023 Mares' Hurdle. Honeysuckle was rerouted to the Mares' Hurdle following defeats in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle and the Irish Champion Hurdle.

Who is the favourite for the Champion Hurdle?


Constitution Hill is the 2/7 favourite for the 2023 Champion Hurdle with bookmakers bet365. Nicky Henderson's star remains unbeaten over hurdles, having won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle last year and two more Grade Ones this season.

Who will Willie Mullins run in the Champion Hurdle?


Four-time Grade One winner, State Man is the second favourite for the 2023 Champion Hurdle. Willie Mullins could also run Triumph Hurdle winner Vauban, along with Echoes In Rain and Sharjah.

Who will win the 2023 Champion Hurdle?


Read our full guide to the 2023 Champion Hurdle here on our website. You'll get the latest odds and our betting predictions in this free preview.

What distance is the Champion Hurdle?


The Champion Hurdle is run over a distance of two miles and half a furlong. That distance equates to 16-and-a-half furlongs, or just over 3300 meters.

Who is the best winner of the Champion Hurdle ever?


Five horses have managed to win the Champion Hurdle three times. The first horse to achieve that feat was Hatton's Grace between 1949 and 1951. Sir Ken, Persian War, See You Then and Istabraq have also won three Champion Hurdles.

Which trainer has won the most Champion Hurdles?


Nicky Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Champion Hurdle. Henderson has won this Grade One eight times between 1985 and 2020.

What is the first prize for the Champion Hurdle?


The first prize for the 2023 Champion Hurdle is £253,215. The overall prize pot for this Grade One totals over £450,000.

How can I watch the Champion Hurdle?


The 2023 Champion Hurdle will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch this race live via a mobile or tablet, then take a look at the Horse Racing Live Streaming page on our website.

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