Prestige Novices' Hurdle

Prestige Novices' Hurdle
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The Prestige Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (5,029 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event was transferred to its present venue in 2001, having been held previously at Chepstow since 1992. Prior to 1991 the race was held at Newbury since its inception, as the Philip Cornes Saddle of Gold Stayers' Novices' Hurdle Final, in 1977.

Its distance at Haydock was initially 2 miles and 7½ furlongs. In 2008 the distance was extended to 3 miles and another furlong was added for the races in 2009 and 2010, but the distance reverted to 3 miles again in 2011. The race is now sponsored by the vegetable growing company Albert Bartlett.

Winners since 1997

1977Kas5K GrayP Ashworth
1978Lighter5Philip BlackerJ Edwards
1979Quarry Stone6T McGivernJ Cox (Ir)
1980Woodford Prince7John FrancomePeter Cundell
1981Gaye Chance6Sam MorsheadFred Rimell
1982Angelo Salvini6Steve KnightPeter Easterby
1983Inish Glora7R KingtonGraham Thorner
1984Bucko7R O'LearyJimmy FitzGerald
1985Lonach7Richard LinleyToby Balding
1986Pike's Peak5S Smith EcclesNicky Henderson
1987Abandoned because of snow
1988 Crumpet Delite 8 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1989 Pertemps Network 5 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1990 Miinnehoma 7 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1991 Smith's Cracker 5 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1992 Rothko 11 Richard Guest Sue Smith
1993 Brackenfield 7 Peter Niven Mary Reveley
1994 See Enough 6 Anthony Tory Bob Buckler
1995 Abandoned
1996 Abandoned
1997 Young Kenny 6 Robbie Supple Peter Beaumont
no race 1998
1999 Kates Charm 6 Andrew Thornton Robert Alner
2000 Shotgun Willy 6 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2001 Historic 5 Carl Llewellyn Tom George
no race 2002
2003 Iris's Gift 6 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Royal Rosa 5 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2005 Mephisto 6 Timmy Murphy Howard Johnson
2006 Neptune Collonges 5 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls
2007 Chief Dan George 7 Alan Dempsey James Moffatt
2008 Tazbar 6 Phil Kinsella Keith Reveley
2009 Tarablaze 6 Tony McCoy Philip Hobbs
2010 Wymott 6 Jason Maguire Donald McCain, Jr.
2011 Back In Focus 6 Brian Hughes Howard Johnson
2012 Brindisi Breeze 6 Campbell Gillies Lucinda Russsell
2013 Two Rockers 6 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2014 Toubeera 8 Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams
2015 Definitly Red 6 Richard Johnson Brian Ellison
2016 Jonniesofa 6 Craig Nichol Rose Dobbin

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