BetBright Chase

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BetBright Chase
2014
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2010
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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 event was established in 1988 as the Racing Post Chase, and was sponsored by the Racing Post from its inauguration 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
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

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

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