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Champion Hurdle Trial

Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial
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The Champion Hurdle Trial is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of about 1 mile 7½ furlongs (1 mile 7 furlongs and 144 yards, or 3,149 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in January. It is currently sponsored by Unibet. The 2019 running carried the name of The New One, a recently retired racehorse who had won the previous four runnings of the race.

The race was first run in 1981, and was awarded Grade 2 status in 2003.

The Champion Hurdle Trial is the third leg in the Unibet-sponsored Road to Cheltenham, and the final race of the series before the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The other two races in the Road to Cheltenham are the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and the International Hurdle.


1981 Starfen 9 Tim Easterby[a] Peter Easterby
1982 Gaye Chance 7 Sam Morshead Mercy Rimell
1983 Ekbalco 7 Jonjo O'Neill Roger Fisher
1984Abandoned because of frost
1985Abandoned because of frost
1986 Humberside Lady 5 Mark Dwyer Geoff Huffer
1987 Nohalmdun 6 Lorcan Wyer Peter Easterby
1988Abandoned because of snow
1989 Vicario di Bray 6 Mark Dwyer Jonjo O'Neill
1990 Bank View 5 Graham Bradley Nigel Tinkler
1991Abandoned because of frost
1992 Granville Again 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1993 Jinxy Jack 9 Neale Doughty Gordon W. Richards
1994 Flakey Dove 8 Richard Dunwoody Richard Price
1995 Relkeel 6 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1996 Mysilv 6 Jamie Osborne Charles Egerton
1997 Mistinguett 5 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1998 Dato Star 7 Lorcan Wyer Malcolm Jefferson
1999 Master Beveled 9 Glenn Tormey David Evans
2000 Dato Star 9 Lorcan Wyer Malcolm Jefferson
2001Abandoned due to frost
2002 Rodock 8 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2003 Flame Creek 7 Seamus Durack Noel Chance
2004 Rooster Booster 10 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2005 Inglis Drever 6 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2006 Al Eile 6 Timmy Murphy John Queally
2007 Afsoun 5 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2008Abandoned because of waterlogging
2009 Songe 5 Tom Siddall Charlie Longsdon
2010 Medermit 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2011Abandoned because of frost
2012 Celestial Halo 8 Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls
2013Abandoned because of snow
2014 Melodic Rendezvous 8 Nick Scholfield Jeremy Scott
2015 The New One 7 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2016 The New One 8 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2017 The New One 9 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2018 The New One 10 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2019 Global Citizen 7 David Bass Ben Pauling
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