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Champion Hurdle Tips, Odds, Free Bets, Betting Offers & Preview

The Champion Hurdle is the championship contest for the very best two-mile hurdlers, and it has been won by some of the greatest horses in jump racing history, including See You Then and Istabraq, both three-time winners of the race.

The Irish have won seven of the last 13 Champion Hurdles, but it was a winner for Britain in 2023 when Constitution Hill romped home to an easy success, giving trainer Nicky Henderson his fourth win in the race in the last seven runnings.

The feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and the second biggest race of the entire meeting behind the Cheltenham Gold Cup, so it’s a contest not to miss

Read on to find our Champion Hurdle betting offers, tips, odds and free bets for the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

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Race Details
When:Tuesday, March 12th, 3:30pm
Distance:Two-miles & half-a-furlong
Race Type:Grade 1 Hurdle
Course:Old Course
Weights:11st 2lb (4yo), 11st 10lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares
Where to Watch?ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams

Champion Hurdle Tips

The feature race of day one of the Cheltenham Festival and a race that often sets the tone of the day for punters.

Will we see an Irish winner, will the favourite take the race? These are all questions that our tipsters will hopefully bring you the answers to.

Check out Alan Kelly’s racing tips and Charlie McCann’s racing tips to see what our two resident tipsters have on offer for the big one on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Champion Hurdle Betting Odds

Check back nearer the time for the latest Champion Hurdle odds and betting chat.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for betting offers for the race, check out our Cheltenham Free Bets page for all the latest ones.

What Happened Last Year?

Constitution Hill arrived at the Cheltenham Festival with a lofty reputation and an unbeaten career record on the line and was sent off the 4/11 favourite for the Champion Hurdle.

And the race was never in doubt for the Nicky Henderson-trained horse, running out a comfortable nine-length winner under jockey Nico de Boinville from State Man in second place.

Champion Hurdle Key Race Stats

The Champion Hurdle is an excellent race for horses at the top of the betting market.

  • 9 of the last 14 winners were favourites or joint-favourites
  • 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
  • 11 out of the last 13 winners won on their last outing
  • 9 out of the last 13 winners had run within the previous 51 days

Previous Winners of the Champion Hurdle

Here are the last five winners of the Champion Hurdle, one of the most prestigious races in jump racing.

2023Constitution Hill
2019Espoir D’Allen


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Who will win the Champion Hurdle 2024?

Winner of the race in 2023, Constitution Hill is the antepost favourite for the 2024 renewal based on the current odds.

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What day is the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

The Champion Hurdle is the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. In 2024, this race will take place on Tuesday, March 12th.

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What distance is the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

The Champion Hurdle race distance is two miles and 87 yards with eight flights of hurdles to be jumped.
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Who won the Champion Hurdle in 2023?

Constitution Hill won the 2023 Champion Hurdle at odds of 4/11 for trainer Nicky Henderson.

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What time is the Champion Hurdle?

The scheduled start time for the Champion Hurdle is 3:30pm.

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What is the purse for the Champion Hurdle?

In 2023, the Champion Hurdle total prize fund was £337,500, with £189,911 going to the winner.

Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer