Desert Orchid Chase

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Desert Orchid Chase
2016
Royal blue, white stars, red and white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Black, light blue hoop and sleeves, white cap Mauve, yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap, mauve diamond
Special Tiara Sir Valentino Savello
2015
Red, royal blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds and cap
Sprinter Sacre Sire De Grugy Vibrato Valtat
2014
Royal blue, white stars, red and white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Red, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars Emerald green, yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap
Special Tiara Balder Succes Third Intention
2013
Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Yellow, black chevron, check cap Emerald green, white stars, emerald green cap, white star
Sire De Grugy Oiseau de Nuit Astracad
2012
Red, pink hoop and armlets Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap Black and white diamonds, emerald green sleeves and cap
Sanctuaire Kumbeshwar His Excellency
2011
White, black cap Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Yellow, black chevron, check cap
Finian's Rainbow Wishfull Thinking Oiseau de Nuit
2009
Black and yellow diamonds, checked sleeves, yellow cap Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star
Petit Robin Well Chief I'msingingtheblues
2008
Yellow, white diamonds, white sleeves, yellow cap, white diamonds Black and yellow diamonds, checked sleeves, yellow cap Purple, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves
Fiepes Shuffle Petit Robin Pablo Du Charmil
2007
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap
Voy Por Ustedes Hoo La Baloo Mister Quasimodo
2006
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap
Voy Por Ustedes Oneway Foreman
 

The Desert Orchid 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 Kempton Park over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late December.

The race was first run on 27 December 2006. It is named in memory of Desert Orchid, a popular racehorse who died several weeks earlier. Desert Orchid won Kempton's most prestigious event, the King George VI Chase, four times between 1986 and 1990. His ashes were scattered at the racecourse on the day of this race's inaugural running. The event has replaced the Castleford Chase in the National Hunt calendar as a Grade 2 chase over 2 miles.

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
2006 Voy Por Ustedes 5 Robert Thornton Alan King
2007 Voy Por Ustedes 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 Fiepes Shuffle 8 Jamie Moore Christian von der Recke
2009 Petit Robin 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2004 no race 2010 [1]
2011 Finian's Rainbow 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Sanctuaire 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2013 Sire de Grugy 7 Jamie Moore Gary Moore
2014 Special Tiara 7 Barry Geraghty Henry De Bromhead
2015 Sprinter Sacre 9 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2016 Special Tiara 9 Noel Fehily Henry De Bromhead

1 The 2010 running was abandoned because of frost.

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