Cheltenham Festival 2019: County Hurdle preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

Cheltenham Festival 2019: County Hurdle preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

December 9, 2018

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park, here’s all you need to know.

When is the County Hurdle, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2019 County Hurdle will take place on Friday, March 15 at 14:10 (2.10pm).

It’s a Grade 3 National Hunt Handicap Hurdle race open to horses five years and older only and is run over a distance of two miles and one furlong.

Who is running in the 2019 County Hurdle?

It’s too early to say who will turn up but we’ll let you know as soon as we have some confirmed runners.

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

What are the latest odds?

Flying Tiger is the 16-1 favourite but nobody really knows who is going to turn up just yet!

TIME IT RIGHT Your full race schedule and times for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

Who won the County Hurdle in 2018?

Dan Skelton’s 33-1 outsider Mohaayed landed the race under jockey Bridget Andrews.

Remiluc (50-1) came home second with Whiskey Sour (7-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the County Hurdle the most? 

Trainers Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins have both won the contest four times.

Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey thanks to his wins in the race with Sporazene (2004), Desert Quest (2006), American Trilogy (2009) and Final Approach (2011).

What are the top tips for the race? 

That’s a good question!

Check back here nearer the time for all the tips.

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