The 2013 Champion Hurdle was a horse race held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday 10 March 2013. It was the 83rd running of the Champion Hurdle.
The winner was George Creighton & Rose Boyd's Hurricane Fly, a nine-year-old gelding trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh. The horse had previously won the race in 2011 with the same owner, trainer and rider, and became only the second horse to regain the title after the 1973 and 1975 champion Comedy of Errors.
Hurricane Fly won by two and a half lengths from Rock On Ruby, who had beaten him into fourth place in the 2012 running of the race. The 2010 winner Binocular finished fifth. Six of the nine runners completed the course.
Sponsor: Stan James
Purse: £370,000; First prize: £227,800
Distance: 2 miles 110 yards
Number of runners: 9
Winner's time: 3m 59.35
Abbreviations: nse = nose; nk = neck; hd = head; dist = distance; UR = unseated rider; PU = pulled up
2013 Champion Hurdle Wikipedia
Further details of the winner, Hurricane Fly.Sex: Gelding
Foaled: 5 April 2004
Sire: Montjeu; Dam: Scandisk (Kenmare)
Owner: George Creighton & Rose Boyd
Breeder: Agricola Del Parco