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Champion Hurdle Day

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Day 1 - Tuesday 14 March

Bet on 2017 Champion Hurdle Day with William Hill

The opening day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival will fall on Tuesday 14th March. Champion Hurdle Day is the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, which is held at the Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire. The festival is world renowned and features some of the most compelling races in the jumps calendar, including the Neptune Investment Hurdle, Champion Chase, JCB Triumph Hurdle, JLT Novices' Chase and, of course, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Champion Hurdle - Day 1 - 2016 Results & Winners

Looking back to last year's Cheltenham results for Day 1, and we find some familiar names on the roll of honour. Yes, for the last few years the opening day has 'belonged' to two men - Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh. As a trainer and jockey team they would win three of the seven races, with Douvan winning the Arkle, Vroum Vroum Mag landing the Mares' Hurdle and Annie Power winning the Champion Hurdle. The latter was one of the most talked about races in recent memory, with Annie Power silencing her critics after a bad fall in 2015.

Mullins and Walsh did not have it all their own way though, coming second in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle to Altior. Their charge, Min, did not have enough in the end to match Nicky Henderson's horse, in what was a sweet victory for 2015 Gold Cup winning jockey Nico de Boinville. Other Day 1 results saw Un Temps Pour Tout win the Festival Handicap Chase, Minella Rocco win the Festival Chase Challenge Cup and Ballyalton win the Close Novices' Handicap Chase.





Supreme Novices' Hurdle


Nico de Boinville

Nicky Henderson

Arkle Challenge


Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

Festival Handicap Chase

Un Temps Pour Tout

Tom Scudamore

David Pipe

Champion Hurdle

Annie Power

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

Mares' Hurdle

Vroum Vroum Mag

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

National Hunt Chase

Minella Rocco

D O'Connor

John Jo O'Neill

Close Novices' Handicap Chase


Brian Hughes

Ian Williams

2017 Champion Hurdle Day Betting with William Hill Online

Champion Hurdle Day at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival promises to be an intriguing one. Conceivably, Willie Mullins could have four horses - Annie Power, Vroum Vroum Mag, Yorkhill and Faugheen - among the favourites for the Champion Hurdle. Faugheen may be the most intriguing bet of all, injury ruled him out of the 2016 Festival, but he is generally regarded as one of the best hurdlers of the last few decades. Regardless of the final results, Day 1 will set the tone for the rest of an exciting festival, with Ladies' Day (Day 2, 15th March), St Patrick's Thursday (Day 3, 16th March) and Gold Cup Day (Day 4, 17th March) promising more thrills to come.

Betting 2017 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Day Races

Day 1, Champion Hurdle Day, is always a brilliant way to begin the Festival. It features four Grade 1 races and has provided many thrilling moments down the years. Of course, if you are going to bet on Cheltenham horse races you will find the best coverage at William Hill. We offer great odds for every race at Cheltenham 2017, providing you with racecards, great markets and all the info you need on the runners and riders. Sign up to William Hill and place your bets on what promises to be an enthralling Cheltenham Festival 2017.

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