BetBright Chase

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BetBright Chase
2015
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The BetBright Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late February.

The race was first run in 1949, but in 1988 it was rebranded as the Racing Post Chase and increased in value. The sponsorship by the Racing Post continued until 2011. In the 2012 the sponsorship was taken over by rival weekend newspaper Racing Plus who backed the race until 2013, and in 2014 the sponsorship passed to BetBright. The race often serves as a trial for the Grand National, and two horses have won both races in the same year. Both of these horses, Rhyme 'n' Reason (1988) and Rough Quest (1996), also competed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup between their victories.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Richard JohnsonGloria Victis (2000), Young Spartacus (2001) , Gunther McBride (2002), Farmer Jack (2005), Quinz (2011)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Philip HobbsDr Leunt (1999), Gunther McBride (2002), Farmer Jack (2005), Quinz (2011)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
1949 Royal Mount 10 11-05 P Doyle J Powell
1950 Printers Pie 6 11-02 I Stephens G Wilson
1951 Cadamstown 11 10-09 J Dowdeswell V Brunt
1952 Mont Tremblant 6 11-05 Dave Dick Fulke Walwyn
1953 Wigby 7 11-00 Dick Francis Frank Cundell
1954 Claude Duval 9 10-13 J Beasty P Thrale
1955 Halloween 10 12-6 Fred Winter Bill Wightman
1956 Abandoned because of snow and frost
1957 Pointsman 9 12-01 R Morrow A Kilpatrick
1958 Lochroe 10 11-13 Mr E Cazalet Peter Cazalet
1959 Stanton Johnie 9 9-12 R Hirons D Ancil
1960 Dandy Scot 10 11-04 Fred Winter H. Ryan Price
1961 Pouding 8 10-08 Fred Winter Fulke Walwyn
1962 Frenchman's Cove 7 11-13 Stan Mellor Harry Thomson Jones
1963 Dark Venetian 8 10-10 D Bassett R Bassett
1964 Abandoned because of frost
1965 The Rip 10 12-00 Dave Dick Peter Cazalet
1966 Kapeno 9 11-01 David Mould Peter Cazalet
1967 Maigret 10 10-04 Johnny Haine Ivor Herbert
1968 Different Class 8 11-09 David Mould Peter Cazalet
1969 Bassnet 10 11-09 Josh Gifford H. Ryan Price
1970 Titus Oates 8 11-12 Stan Mellor Gordon W. Richards
1971 The Laird 10 11-00 Jeff King Bob Turnell
1972 Crisp 9 12-00 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1973 Pendil 8 12-00 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1974 Pendil 9 12-00 Richard Pitman Fred Winter
1975 Cuckolder 10 10-00 Andy Turnell Bob Turnell
1976 Canadius 7 10-09 Jonjo O'Neill Gordon W. Richards
1977 Don't Hesitate 7 9-09 M O'Halloran Peter Cundell
1978 Fort Devon 12 12-00 Bill Smith Fulke Walwyn
1979 Strombolus 8 10-10 Bob Champion P Bailey
1980 Father Delaney 8 10-11 Alan Brown Peter Easterby
1981 Sugarally 8 10-00 Peter Scudamore G Fairbairn
1982 Two Swallows 9 10-09 A Webber Roddy Armytage
1983 Manton Castle 9 11-07 Hywel Davies Josh Gifford
1984 Tom's Little Al 8 10-03 Colin Brown W R Williams
1985 Abandoned because of frost
1986 Abandoned because of frost
1987 Combs Ditch 11 11-07 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1988 Rhyme 'n' Reason 9 10-11 Brendan Powell David Elsworth
1989 Bonanza Boy 8 11-01 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1990 Desert Orchid 11 12-03 Richard Dunwoody David Elsworth
1991 Docklands Express 9 10-07 Anthony Tory Kim Bailey
1992 Docklands Express 10 11-10 Anthony Tory Kim Bailey
1993 Zeta's Lad 10 10-10 John White John Upson
1994 Antonin 6 10-04 John Burke Sue Bramall
1995 Val d'Alene 8 11-02 Adam Kondrat François Doumen
1996 Rough Quest 10 10-08 Richard Dunwoody Terry Casey
1997 Mudahim 11 10-02 Rodney Farrant Jenny Pitman
1998 Super Tactics 10 10-10 Andrew Thornton Robert Alner
1999 Dr Leunt 8 11-05 Richard Dunwoody Philip Hobbs
2000 Gloria Victis 6 11-10 Richard Johnson Martin Pipe
2001 Young Spartacus 8 11-03 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2002 Gunther McBride 7 10-03 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2003 La Landiere 8 11-07 Warren Marston Richard Phillips
2004 Marlborough 12 11-12 Ruby Walsh Nicky Henderson
2005 Farmer Jack 9 11-12 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2006 Innox [1] 10 11-00 Tony McCoy François Doumen
2007 Simon 8 11-05 Andrew Thornton John Spearing
2008 Gungadu 8 11-12 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 Nacarat 8 10-13 Tony McCoy Tom George
2010 Razor Royale 8 10-05 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2011 Quinz 7 11-00 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2012 Nacarat 11 11-08 Paddy Brennan Tom George
2013 Opening Batsman 7 10-05 Noel Fehily Harry Fry
2014 Bally Legend 9 10-12 Ian Popham Caroline Keevil
2015 Rocky Creek 9 11-11 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls

1 The 2006 running took place at Sandown Park as Kempton was closed for redevelopment.

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