In two weeks The Festival™ will be well under way. We will have kicked the week off with Champion Day, which holds the famous Unibet Champion Hurdle. As the tapes rise for the opening race, Horsemen and racegoers alike rejoice as the 12-month wait is over and racing’s favourite fixture is back.
The first day of The Festival™ features the most important hurdle race of the season, the Unibet Champion Hurdle. In 2017, Nicky Henderson’s Buveur D’Air took the honours and began Noel Fehily’s most successful festival to date. Champion’s Day also features the ever-competitive OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race and The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The clash of Buveur D’Air for Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins’ Faugheen is one that nobody wants to miss and in a fortnight we will finally have our answer.
The first day is key for jockeys, trainers and racegoers alike, Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson explains the importance of landing a winner on Day One of The Festival™. Take a look at what he has to say here.
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