Hurricane Fly triumphs in Champion Hurdle

Posted on | 0 Responses

Hurricane Fly has become the first horse for 38 years to regain the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham with a storming win over defending champion Rock On Ruby.

The 2011 winner looked to be struggling in the middle parts of the race by jockey Ruby Walsh allowed him to recover to claim a brilliant two-and-a-half-length victory.

This triumph was part of treble for Walsh and Irish trainer Willie Mullins as they also managed wins with Champagne Fever and Quevega during the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Walsh told Channel 4 after the race: "He's a cracking little horse. He showed another side to him today and that was guts."

Hurricane Fly had been disappointing in finishing third in the race last year despite being the overwhelming favourite pre-race.

Walsh, managed to extend his run as the jockey that has won the most races at the festival with 37 victories overall.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the display or use of this information. This policy is subject to change at any time.
LIKED THIS? PLEASE SHARE...
Tags:

Leave a Reply

Why Choose Us?

  • Pick and Choose policies - only pay for what you want!
  • 40% introductory discount for new policies
  • Additional 5% multi-horse discount*
*when you insure more than one horse Get A Quote

Horse Care & Tips

Various aspects relating to horse care, guidance and important information.

Find out more...

Need Assistance?

Our team is here to help find the right insurance package for you & your Horse.

Find out more...