Christmas Hurdle Betting

The Christmas Hurdle is traditionally held on Boxing Day at Kempton Park during the King George VI Chase meeting. It is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race for 4 year olds horses and over, and it is run over a distance of 2 miles and involves 8 hurdles.

The first Christmas Hurdle was held in 1969, and nowadays horses on this exciting racecard are competing for a prize purse of in excess of 100,000 pounds. There is another financial gain to be had on top of that for the winner as the race is part of the WBX Hurdling Triple Crown and has been since 2006. The Triple Crown is a prize of 1 million pounds for any horse that succeeds in winning the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, the Christmas Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival in one season. It makes for a great betting opportunity for the race itself as you can look out for the favourites, while you can also check out the odds of a horse achieving the 'Triple Crown' which is sure to be a bet that pays out well if it comes in.

One of the leading trainers in the Christmas Hurdle is currently Noel Meade who has four wins, which includes recent wins in 2006, 2008 and 2009, although Nicky Henderson boasts a formidable record in this race.

Christmas Hurdle 2017 Odds

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Christmas Hurdle 2017 Racecard

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Christmas Hurdle 2016 Result

Result Runner Jockey Trainer Odds
1st 4. Yanworth B J Geraghty A King 5/4
2nd 3. The New One S Twiston-Davies N Twiston-Davies 13/8

Previous Christmas Hurdle Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer
2000 Geos 5 Nicky Henderson
2001 Landing Light 6 Nicky Henderson
2002 Intersky Falcon 5 Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Intersky Falcon 6 Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Harchibald 5 Noel Meade
2005 Feathard Lady 5 Colm Murphy
2006 Jazz Messenger 6 Noel Meade
2007 Straw Bear 6 Nick Gifford
2008 Harchibald 9 Noel Meade
2009 Go Native 6 Noel Meade
2010 Binocular 7 Nicky Henderson
2011 Binocular 7 Nicky Henderson
2012 Darlan 5 Nicky Henderson
2013 My Tent Or Yours 6 Nicky Henderson
2014 Faugheen 6 Willie Mullins
2015 Faugheen 7 Willie Mullins
2016 Yanworth 6 Alan King

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