Who won Irish Champion Hurdle?

Who won Irish Champion Hurdle?

Honeysuckle wins third Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown for Rachael Blackmore. Bookmakers were hit as Honeysuckle was among the first six favourites to all win, including a Grade One treble for trainer Willie Mullins with Galopin Des Champs, Chacun Pour Soi and Sir Gerhard.

Which horse has won the most Champion Hurdles?

Records. Most successful horse (3 wins): Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951. Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954.

What year did winning fair win the Champion Hurdle?

Winning Fair (1963) Trained by County Tipperary’s George Spencer, the father of former Champion Jockey and multiple classic winning Jamie, Winning Fair completed the Champion Hurdle double either side of the Irish Sea in 1963.

Where is Faugheen now?

Racing great Faugheen has been moved to the Irish National Stud following his retirement. The legendary 13-year-old has been added to the ‘Living Legends’ team and will be enjoying the rest of his days in the company of fellow greats such as Hurricane Fly, Beef or Salmon, Hardy Eustace and Kicking King.

Who owns the horse honeysuckle?

Honeysuckle (horse)

Owner Kenneth Alexander & Heather De Bromhead
Trainer Henry De Bromhead
Record 14: 14-0-0
Earnings £935,164

Who trains appreciate it?


  • Weight: 11-12.
  • Trainer: W P Mullins.
  • Jockey: P Townend.
  • Race details: Leopardstown (IRE), 2m, Soft, Class 1.

Who was the best hurdler?

Edwin Moses was a truly remarkable hurdler who completely dominated his event for a decade. In Montreal in 1976, Moses won the 400m hurdles in world record time. Eight years later in Los Angeles, he won a second gold medal.

Who owns Sharjah horse?

Mrs S Ricci

Age 9 (Foaled 13th March 2013)
Sex Gelding
Sire Doctor Dino
Dam Saaryeh
Owner Mrs S Ricci

What horse won the Derby in 1987?

Reference Point
The 1987 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday 3 June 1987. It was the 208th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Reference Point….1987 Epsom Derby.

Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse Reference Point
Starting price 6/4f
Jockey Steve Cauthen

What does Faugheen mean in English?

Faugheen presumably derives from the Irish “faichín” (“little green”). And according to the Logainm database, it’s the name of a village in South Tipperary. But it can hardly have been the Lingaun, a tributary of the Suir and the nearest waterway to Faugheen known to Google Maps.

Is Douvan still training?

Owner Rich Ricci has announced the retirement of three of of his equine superstars in Faugheen, Douvan and Benie Des Dieux. Ricci, who owns Faugheen in partnership with his wife Susannah, told The Sun: “Faugheen meant a lot to Susannah, our son George and me.

How much did honeysuckle cost?

Bred by Dr Geoffrey Guy, Honeysuckle cost €9,500 to Mark O’Hare as a three-year-old back in 2017 and Peter Moloney of Rathmore Stud then paid €110,000 for her the following year on behalf of Kenneth Alexander after her point-to-point win by 15 lengths.

What happened to Faugheen The horse?

Faugheen continued his undefeated run in the next season out of Novices company when he was kept over hurdles, winning his first three races in Britain with victories at Ascot and a month later in the Christmas Hurdle, followed with a win at the highest level in the Champion Hurdle, defeating a strong field that included two previous champions.

How many hurdles in the Irish Champion Hurdle?

The Irish Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped.

What happened to Faugheen in the Morgiana Hurdle?

As in previous seasons, Faugheen made his reappearance in the Morgiana Hurdle on 18 November 2018 at Punchestown, ridden by Ruby Walsh and sent off as odds-on favourite with only three rivals. Faugheen made most of the running until being headed before the last by Sharjah, who went on to win by seven-and-a-half lengths.

What is the name of the horse that won the Champion Hurdle?

Faugheen ( foaled 2 May 2008) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 2015 Champion Hurdle and back-to-back Christmas Hurdles in 2014 and 2015. His best performance on a racecourse came in the 2016 Irish Champion Hurdle for which he was rated the best two-mile hurdler of the 21st century.