Ascot Chase

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Ascot Chase
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The Ascot Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of about 2 miles and 5½ furlongs (4,325 metres), and during its running there are seventeen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event was first run in 1995, and its distance was originally set at 2 miles and 3½ furlongs (3,923 metres). This was modified slightly when the race was temporarily switched to Lingfield Park, and also upon its return to Ascot in 2007. The present length was introduced in 2008.


Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
1995 Martha's Son 8 Rodney Farrant Tim Forster
1996 Sound Man 8 Richard Dunwoody Edward O'Grady
1997 Strong Promise 6 Norman Williamson Geoff Hubbard
1998 One Man 10 Tony Dobbin Gordon W. Richards
1999 Teeton Mill 10 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2000 Rockforce 8 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2001 Tiutchev 8 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2002 Tresor de Mai 8 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2003 Tiutchev 10 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Hand Inn Hand 8 Mark Bradburne Henry Daly
2005 It Takes Time [1] 11 Jamie Moore Martin Pipe
2006 Our Vic [1] 8 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2007 Monet's Garden 9 Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards
2008 Kauto Star 8 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 Voy Por Ustedes 8 Robert Thornton Alan King
2010 Monet's Garden 12 Barry Geraghty Nicky Richards
2011 Riverside Theatre 7 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Riverside Theatre 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2013 Cue Card 7 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2014 Captain Chris 10 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs

1 The 2005 and 2006 runnings took place at Lingfield Park as Ascot was closed for redevelopment.

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