Clonmel Oil Chase

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Clonmel Oil Chase
Grade 2 race
Location Clonmel
Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Race type Steeplechase
Sponsor Clonmel Oil
Website Clonmel
Race information
Distance 2m 4f 132y (4,144 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 10 st 10 lb (4yo);
11 st 5 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for mares
Purse 50,000 (2017)
1st: €29,500
Clonmel Oil Chase
2017
MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Maroon, white star and armlet, maroon cap, white star Maroon, white star, white armlets, yellow cap
Alpha Des Obeaux A Toi Phil Balko Des Flos

The Clonmel Oil Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase in Ireland which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Clonmel over a distance of about 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (2 miles 4 furlongs and 130 yards, or 4,023 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event is named after its sponsor, the Clonmel Oil Company. It was formerly known as the Morris Oil Chase, and for a period it was contested over 3 miles in December. It was cut by half a mile in 1994, and at the same time it was moved to November. The race was given Grade 3 status in 1995, and it was promoted to Grade 2 level the following year. It was first run under its present title in 2003.

Winners since 1992[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1992 Fissure Seal 6 Charlie Swan Harry de Bromhead
1993 King of the Gales 6 Charlie Swan John Kiely
1994 Belvederian 7 Conor O'Dwyer Mouse Morris
1995 Imperial Call 6 Gerry O'Neill Fergie Sutherland
1996 Royal Mountbrowne 8 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1997 Dorans Pride 8 Richard Dunwoody Michael Hourigan
1998 Dorans Pride 9 Richard Dunwoody Michael Hourigan
1999 Dorans Pride 10 Paul Hourigan Michael Hourigan
2000 Dorans Pride 11 Paul Hourigan Michael Hourigan
2001 Moscow Express 9 Shay Barry Frances Crowley
2002 Beef or Salmon 6 Paul Carberry Michael Hourigan
2003 Edredon Bleu 11 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight
2004 Rathgar Beau 8 Shay Barry Dusty Sheehy
2005 War of Attrition 6 Conor O'Dwyer Mouse Morris
2006 Sir Oj 9 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2007 Mossbank 7 Davy Russell Michael Hourigan
2008 Glenfinn Captain 9 Barry Geraghty Tom Taaffe
2009 Watson Lake 11 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2010 Tranquil Sea 8 Andrew McNamara Edward O'Grady
2011 Tranquil Sea 9 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2012 Sizing Europe 10 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2013 Arvika Ligeonniere 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Champagne Fever 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2015 Road to Riches 8 Bryan Cooper Noel Meade
2016 Alelchi Inois 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Alpha Des Obeaux 4 Sean Flanagan Mouse Morris

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