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2011 Champion Hurdle

The 2011 Champion Hurdle was a horse race held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday 15 March 2011.[1] It was the 81st running of the Champion Hurdle.

81st Champion Hurdle
Cheltenham, 15 March 2011
2011
won by Hurricane Fly (IRE)

The winner was George Creighton & Rose Boyd's Hurricane Fly, a seven-year-old gelding trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh. The victory was the first in the race for owner, trainer and rider.

Hurricane Fly won by one and a quarter lengths from Peddlers Cross. There were no previous Champion Hurdlers in the field. All eleven of the runners completed the course.

Race detailsEdit

  • Sponsor: Stan James
  • Purse: £370,000; First prize: £210,937
  • Going: Good
  • Distance: 2 miles 110 yards
  • Number of runners: 11
  • Winner's time: 3m 53.71

Full resultEdit

Pos. Marg. Horse (bred) Age Jockey Trainer (Country) Odds
1 Hurricane Fly (IRE) 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins (IRE) 11/4 fav
2 Peddlers Cross (IRE) 6 Jason Maguire Donald McCain (GB) 9/2
3 5 Oscar Whisky (IRE) 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson (GB) 7/1
4 2 Thousand Stars (FR) 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) 33/1
5 Menorah (IRE) 6 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs (GB) 3/1
6 2' Clerk's Choice (IRE) 5 Tom Molloy Michael Banks (GB) 50/1
7 5 Overturn (IRE) 7 Graham Lee Donald McCain (GB) 40/1
8 ¾ Dunguib (IRE) 8 Brian O'Connell Philip Fenton (IRE) 10/1
9 ½ Khyber Kim (GB) 9 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB) 12/1
10 10 Bygones of Brid (IRE) 8 Timmy Murphy Karen McLintock (GB) 200/1
11 ½ Mille Chief (FR) 5 Robert Thornton Alan King (GB) 16/1
  • Abbreviations: nse = nose; nk = neck; hd = head; dist = distance; UR = unseated rider; PU = pulled up

Winner's detailsEdit

Further details of the winner, Hurricane Fly.

  • Sex: Gelding
  • Foaled: 5 April 2004
  • Country: Ireland
  • Sire: Montjeu; Dam: Scandisk (Kenmare)
  • Owner: George Creighton & Rose Boyd
  • Breeder: Agricola Del Parco

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champion Hurdle result". Racing Post. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-15.