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Constitution Hill is a one-of-a-kind racehorse

Constitution Hill’s stunning Champion Hurdle triumph at Cheltenham has earned him the title of “horse of a generation.”

Racing followers were in awe as the unbeaten gelding demolished his rivals with a nine-length victory. According to trainer Nicky Henderson, the horse was “extraordinary,” and jockey Nico de Boinville hailed him as a “superstar.”

Racing legend AP McCoy said: “He’s the horse of a generation, maybe a horse we talk about for generations.”

“He’s the real deal. That was a proper performance. He travelled all the way, jumped well and it looked so simple” he added.

While six-year-old Constitution Hill has only raced six times, it is the manner and ease of his victories which put him in a league of his own.

According to ratings experts Timeform, Constitution Hill has been given a rating of 177, with the possibility of further progression in the future. Timeform’s highest-rated hurdlers of all time are Night Nurse (182), who is ranked ahead of Istabraq and Monksfield (180).

Constitution Hill, who won the Champion Hurdle at the shortest odds ever recorded (4-11), is already the favourite to win next year’s event.

Despite this, owner Michael Buckley has hinted that he may pursue a steeplechase career with the goal of replicating the feat of Dawn Run, the only horse to win both the two-mile Champion Hurdle and the three and a quarter-mile Cheltenham Gold Cup.

“You can do anything with this horse. You could jump a fence, you could go three miles. He has had six races now and has barely come off the bridle,” said trainer Henderson.

“It is an extraordinary thing to happen but he is an extraordinary horse. He is a freak.”

Constitution Hill winning streak

Six races. Six wins. Aggregate winning distance 86 lengths.

  • December 2021 – Sandown, 14 lengths
  • January 2022 – Sandown, 12 lengths
  • March 2022 – Cheltenham, 22 lengths
  • November 2022 – Newcastle, 12 lengths
  • December 2022 – Kempton, 17 lengths
  • March 2023 – Cheltenham, 9 lengths