Where To Bet on "Christmas Hurdle"

Race Details:

Date: 2024.12.26
Grade: 1
Open To: Horses Four Years and Older
Track: Turf
Length: 3,219 Metres
Location: United Kingdom

The "Christmas Hurdle" is part of the "Triple Crown of Hurdling" that takes place shortly after Christmas every year at Kempton Park in Sunbury, England.

The "Christmas Hurdle" is open to all horses aged four years and older, and is run on a 3,219 metre turf track. The total purse is usually in the neighbourhood of £130,000, with the winning horse and team taking home roughly £75,000.

A popular hurdle horse race that takes place shortly after Christmas of every year.  Illustration.  Bet on it, while exercising caution.2023 Winner:

Horse: Constitution Hill
Jockey: Nico de Boinville
Trainer: Nicky Henderson

Jockey Nico de Boinville and Trainer Nicky Henderson won the Christmas Hurdle with Constitution Hill in 2022, as well as in 2021 with a different horse Epatante.

For Henderson, this was an unprecedented 12th victory in the race, marking his sixth win in the past seven years, further extending his record.


The first actual running of the "Christmas Hurdle" took place in 1969. The winner of this event is seen as one of the early favourites to win the Champion Hurdle in March, so bettors keep a close eye on this race.

There is no upper limit on the age of the horses, which means that there can be multiple winners of this event. The last such multiple winner was "Faugheen", who won in both 2014 and 2015.

The oldest horses to win this event were both 9 years of age, with "Birds Nest" winning in 1979 and "Harchibald" winning in 2008.

The timing of the event in late December means that there is always a chance that the event isn't held due to snow or cold temperatures - the last such occurrence was in 2010, when the event was delayed to January 15th, 2011 due to bad weather.


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