CHELTENHAM HALL OF FAME GREAT CHAMPION HURDLERS of the 20th CENTURY
This feature looks at the outstanding champions of the century and the stories behind their successes from HATTON'S GRACE, the first horse to achieve the hat trick, through the golden era of NIGHT NURSE, MONKSFIELD and SEA PIGEON to the present day dominance of ISTABRAQ.
Featured footage includes the half-blind WINNING FAIR in 1963, all three of PERSIAN WAR's victories (1968-1970), BULA ending PERSIAN WAR's dominance in 1971, BULA follows up in 1972, COMEDY OF ERRORS in 1973 (with interview of Bill Smith), LANZAROTE in 1974 (interviews with Fred Winter and Richard Pitman), COMEDY OF ERRORS becomes the only horse to ever regain the title, NIGHT NURSE in 1976 (interviews with Paddy Broderick and Peter Easterby), NIGHT NURSE beats MONKSFIELD (interview with Paddy Easterby explaining how connections backed him as he drifted in the betting because they knew he would handle the very soft ground), 1978 MONKSFIELD beating a top quality field (SEA PIGEON and NIGHT NURSE included), 1979 MONKSFIELD's epic battle with SEA PIGEON, 1980 SEA PIGEON avenges MONKSFIELD (interview with Jonjo O'Neill), 1981 a repeat for SEA PIGEON (interviews with Pat Muldoon and John Francome), 1984 goes to DAWN RUN (interview with Jonjo O'Neill), SEE YOU THEN the hat-trick winner for three years in-a-row 1985-1987 interviews with Nicky Henderson and Steve Smith-Eccles), KRIBENSIS, ROYAL GAIT, MAKE A STAND and, of course, the mighty ISTABRAQ.
Many jockeys and trainers help paint pictures with their memories of stirring deeds on the final, pitiless hill at Cheltenham.
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