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Champion Hurdle (greyhounds)

The Champion Hurdle is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Central Park Stadium. Until 2017 it was held at Wimbledon Stadium but switched to Towcester Greyhound Stadium following the closure of Wimbledon.[1]

Champion Hurdle
LocationCentral Park
Inaugurated1990
SponsorRacing Post Greyhound TV
Race information
Distance480 metres hurdles
SurfaceSand
Purse£8,000 (winner)

The event culminated on the evening of the English Greyhound Derby final [2] and is over hurdles being the third most valuable hurdle race behind the Grand National and Springbok. [3]

The race was switched to Central Park following the closure of Towcester and because Nottingham (the new hosts of the Derby) did not run hurdles races it no longer featured on Derby final night.

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Breeding Trainer Time SP Notes
1990 Cloran Major Bold Work – Lively Genie Steve Gammon (Ramsgate) 28.62 6-4f
1991 Unbelievable Echo Spark - Rathnasare Linda Mullins (Walthamstow) 28.00 2-1 Track record
1992 Gaytime Yankee Odell Yankee – Gaytime Harp Sam Sykes (Wimbledon) 28.52 7-1
1993 Ring Patriot Kyle Jack – In Advance Gordon Hodson (Hove) 27.96 4-1
1994 Gis A Smile Flashy Sir – Desert Pearl Philip Rees Jr. (Wimbledon) 27.96 1-1f
1995 Arrogant Prince Ballinderry Ash - Proverbia Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 28.29 5-2
1996 Glown Fox Polnoon Chief – Glown Mascot Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 28.43 6-4f
1997 Westmead Panda Murlens Slippy – Ballynew Two Nick Savva (Walthamstow) 28.19 3-1
1998 Strideaway Teddy Leaders Minstrel – Lomas Girl Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 28.66 5-2
1999 Monumental Ardcollum Flash – Sister Nora Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 28.49 25-1
2000 Rackethall Rover Moaning Lad – Galtymore Laura Patsy Byrne (Wimbledon) 28.27 8-1
2001 Born To Go Staplers Jo – Lift Up Tom Foster (Wimbledon) 28.52 7-2
2002 Top Jock Top Honcho – Lochar Lucy Seamus Cahill (Wimbledon) 28.70 3-1
2003 Farloe Browny Blue Murlen – Seanos Miss Seamus Cahill (Wimbledon) 28.09 10-1
2004 Joe Bananas Larkhill Jo – Woman Power Nick Colton (Oxford) 28.23 6-4jf
2005 Druids Mickey Jo [4] Top Honcho – Druids Villa Seamus Cahill (Wimbledon) 28.07 4-5f
2006 Stradeen Ouzo [5] Daves Mentor – Snazzy Flash David Mullins (Romford) 28.47 11-4
2007 Newlawn Berts [6] Tucks Mein – Berts Baby Pat Cusack (Crayford) 27.96 9-4f
2008 Morell Warrior [7] Larkhill Jo – Selsey Tess Lorraine Sams (Crayford) 28.26 10-1
2009 Platinumlancelot [8] Roanokee – Mist Of Avalon Jason Foster (Wimbledon) 28.24 6-4f
2010 Men Of Hope [9] Top Honcho – Razldazl Pearl Jason Foster (Wimbledon) 29.18 3-1 Track record
2011 Plane Daddy [10] Big Daddy Cool – Lordsbury Knows Gemma Davidson (Crayford) 30.16 8-1
2012 Olivers Twist [11] Head Bound – Kewell Irony Lisa Stephenson (Sheffield) 29.37 5-4f
2013 Soviet Military [12] Premier Fantasy – Invincible Diva Ricky Holloway (Private) 29.26 9-4
2014 Cornamaddy Jumbo [13] Ardkill Jamie – Cornamaddy Maid Mark Wallis (Yarmouth) 29.52 3-1
2015 Jetstream Reason [14] Hondo Black – Handy Princess Steve Gammon (Crayford) 29.24 7-2
2016 Razldazl Raidio [15] Razldazl Rioga – Razldazl Marilyn Ricky Holloway (Sittingbourne) 28.90 11-8f
2017 Ballymac Manix [16] Ballymac Vic - Moyar Kite Seamus Cahill (Hove) 29.17 10-11f
2018 Lenson Wilson [17] Scolari Me Daddy - Killduff Kerry Ricky Holloway (Central Park) 28.40 6-5f
2019 Turnhouse Jet [18] Laughil Duke - Jaytee China Ricky Holloway (Central Park) 29.59 4-1

Venues and distancesEdit

  • 1990–2009 (Wimbledon, 460m hurdles)
  • 2010–2016 (Wimbledon, 480m hurdles)
  • 2017–2018 (Towcester, 480m hurdles)
  • 2019-2019 (Central Park, 480m hurdles)

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008, page 122. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  2. ^ Genders, Roy (1990). NGRC book of Greyhound Racing, page 43. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 0-7207-1804-X.
  3. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2003). Greyhound Annual 2004, page 135. Raceform. ISBN 1-904317-21-9.
  4. ^ "2005 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  5. ^ "2006 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  6. ^ "2007 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  7. ^ "2008 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  8. ^ "2009 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  9. ^ "2010 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  10. ^ "2011 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  11. ^ "2012 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  12. ^ "2013 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  13. ^ "2014 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  14. ^ "2015 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
  15. ^ "2016 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Archived from the original on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  16. ^ "2017 result". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Archived from the original on 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  17. ^ "2018 Derby final meeting". Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Archived from the original on 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  18. ^ "2019 Champion Hurdle final". Greyhound Board of Great Britain.

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