Berkshire Novices' Chase

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Berkshire Novices' Chase
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The Berkshire Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Newbury, Berkshire, over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (2 miles 3 furlongs and 187 yards, or 4,367 metres), and during its running there are sixteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late November or early December.

Prior to 1991 the event was known as the Hopeful Chase, but was then renamed as the Fulke Walwyn Novices' Chase, in memory of the racehorse trainer Fulke Walwyn. It attained Listed status in 2001, and it was promoted to Grade 2 level in 2004. The race was given its present title in 2006. From 2011 to 2016 the race was sponsored by Fuller's Brewery and run as the Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase. Since 2017 it has been sponsored by Ladbrokes.

Winners since 1987[edit]

1987 Private Views 6 Kevin Mooney Nick Gaselee
1988 Sir Blake 7 Brendan Powell Snr David Elsworth
1989 Going Gets Tough 6 Jimmy Frost Toby Balding
1990 Remittance Man 6 Richard Dunwoody Nicky Henderson
1991 Granvillewaterford 6 Jamie Osborne Simon Sherwood
1992 Cogent 8 Simon McNeill Andy Turnell
1993 Spirit of Kibris 8 Jamie Osborne Jenny Pitman
1994 The Frog Prince 6 Jamie Osborne Nick Gaselee
1995 Major Summit 6 Simon McNeill Josh Gifford
1996 Buckhouse Boy 6 Chris Maude Nigel Twiston-Davies
1997 Sounds Fyne 8 Mick Fitzgerald Jimmy FitzGerald
1998 Moor Lane 6 Richard Dunwoody Ian Balding
1999 Gloria Victis 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Bacchanal 6 Richard Johnson Nicky Henderson
2001 Katarino 6 Norman Williamson Nicky Henderson
2002 Jair du Cochet 5 Jacques Ricou Guillaume Macaire
2003 Puntal 7 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Vodka Bleu 5 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2005 Albuhera 7 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2006 Denman 6 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls
2007 Hobbs Hill 8 Tony McCoy Charles Egerton
2008 The Market Man 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2009 Punchestowns 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2010 Cois Farraig 5 Dominic Elsworth Paul Webber
2011 Bobs Worth 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Dynaste 6 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2013 Wonderful Charm 5 Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls
2014 Coneygree 7 Nico de Boinville Mark Bradstock
2015 Three Musketeers 5 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton
2016 Clan Des Obeaux 4 Sean Bowen Paul Nicholls
2017 Willoughby Court 6 Nico de Boinville Bryn Pauling

See also[edit]