Persian War- The 1968 Champion Hurdle (Cheltenham)
Thu, Mar 1st, 2012
Three consecutive victories in the Champion Hurdle, the first of them in 1968, were the high points of a career peppered with hardship but nobody can deny that Persian War is a legend of National Hunt Racing. Here he is winning the 1968 Champion Hurdle with jockey Jimmy Uttley. Persian War was trained by Colin Davies and owned by Henry Alper.