“Rock On Ruby Wins The 2012 Champion Hurdle”



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by Brian Halton

Limited Edition Print of 195 – Signed and numbered by the artist

Approx image size 20″ x 15″ ( 51cm x 38cm)

Rock On Ruby beat the odds-on favourite Hurricane Fly to win the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

The 11-1 shot, ridden by Noel Fehily, handed trainer Paul Nicholls his first victory in the showpiece race of Tuesday’s opening day.

Nicholls headed to Cheltenham quietly confident Rock On Ruby could spring a surprise against Hurricane Fly, who many onlookers thought – and expected – would retain his crown.

However, the hot favourite struggled to bridge the gap between Donald McCain’s Overturn and Rock On Ruby, with the pair dominating the race from start to finish.