Charlie Hall Chase

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Charlie Hall Chase
Grade 2 race
Charlie Hall Chase (30th October 2010) 001.jpg
Wetherby Racecourse during the 2010 Charlie Hall Chase
LocationWetherby Racecourse
Wetherby, England
Inaugurated1969
Race typesteeplechase
SponsorBet365
WebsiteWetherby
Race information
Distance3m (5,029 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFive-years-old and up
Weight11 st 0 lb
Allowances
7 lb for mares
Penalties for wins
6 lb for Grade 1 or Grade 2 chase *
4 lb for Grade 3 or Listed chase
* since 30 Sept. last year
(halved for novice and beginners chases)
Purse£100,000 (2018)
1st: £56,950
Charlie Hall Chase
2018
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap Dark blue, royal blue stars, dark blue and red halved sleeves, red cap Emerald green, red seams, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
Definitly Red Black Corton Virgilio

The Charlie Hall Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase in England which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Wetherby over a distance of about 3 miles (3 miles and 45 yards, or 4,869 metres), and during its running there are 18 fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

The event was established in 1969, and it was originally called the Wetherby Pattern Chase. It replaced the Emblem Handicap Chase, a handicap named after Emblem, the winner of the Grand National in 1863.

The race became known as the Charlie Hall Memorial Wetherby Pattern Chase in 1978, in memory of the trainer Charlie Hall. This was shortened to the present title in 1990.

The Charlie Hall Chase has been sponsored by Bet365 since 2003.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Graham BradleyRighthand Man (1982), Wayward Lad (1985), Celtic Shot (1991)
  • Carl LlewellynTipping Tim (1992), Young Hustler (1994), Ollie Magern (2005)
  • Mick FitzgeraldSee More Business (1999, 2000), Marlborough (2002)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Nigel Twiston-DaviesTipping Tim (1992), Young Hustler (1994), Ollie Magern (2005, 2007), Bristol de Mai (2017)

Winners since 1981[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
1981 Gay Return 6 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1982 Righthand Man 5 Graham Bradley Michael Dickinson
1983 Wayward Lad 8 Robert Earnshaw Michael Dickinson
1984 Burrough Hill Lad 8 Phil Tuck Jenny Pitman
1985 Wayward Lad 10 Graham Bradley Monica Dickinson
1986 Forgive 'n Forget 9 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1987 Cybrandian 9 Chris Grant Peter Easterby
1988 High Edge Grey 7 Tim Reed Ken Oliver
1989 Durham Edition 11 Alan Merrigan Arthur Stephenson
1990 Celtic Shot 8 Peter Scudamore Charlie Brooks
1991 Celtic Shot 9 Graham Bradley Charlie Brooks
1992 Tipping Tim 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1993 Barton Bank 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1994 Young Hustler 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1995 Barton Bank 9 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1996 One Man 8 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1997 One Man 9 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1998 Strath Royal 12 Martin Brennan Owen Brennan
1999 See More Business 9 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2000 See More Business 10 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2001 Sackville 9 David Casey Frances Crowley
2002 Marlborough 10 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2003 Ballybough Rasher 8 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2004 Grey Abbey 10 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2005 Ollie Magern 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2006 Our Vic 8 Timmy Murphy David Pipe
2007 Ollie Magern 9 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2008 State of Play 8 Paul Moloney Evan Williams
2009 Deep Purple 8 Paul Moloney Evan Williams
2010 Nacarat 9 Sam Thomas Tom George
2011 Weird Al 8 Timmy Murphy Donald McCain, Jr.
2012 Silviniaco Conti 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2013 Harry Topper 6 Jason Maguire Kim Bailey
2014 Menorah 9 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2015 Cue Card 9 Paddy Brennan Colin Tizzard
2016 Irish Cavalier 7 Jonathan Moore Rebecca Curtis
2017 Bristol De Mai 6 Daryl Jacob Nigel Twiston-Davies
2018 Definitly Red 9 Danny Cook Brian Ellison

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1969 – Arcturus
  • 1970 – Kildrummy
  • 1971 – no race
  • 1972 – Coxswain
  • 1973 – Dunrobin
  • 1974 – Tamalin
  • 1975 – Davy Lad
  • 1976 – Current Gold / Set Point[a]
  • 1977 – Goolagong
  • 1978 – Fighting Fit
  • 1979 – Sparkie's Choice
  • 1980 – Manton Castle
  1. ^ The 1976 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Racing Post:
  • pedigreequery.comCharlie Hall Chase – Wetherby.
  • runnersandriders.co.ukRunners and Riders – British National Hunt and Flat Racing.
  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 39. ISBN 1-871093-21-X.

External links[edit]

  • Race Recordings [1]