Desert Orchid Chase
The Desert Orchid Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase 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.
|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|
|no race 2010 |
|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|
|2017||Politologue||6||Sam Twiston-Davies||Paul Nicholls|
1 The 2010 running was abandoned because of frost.
- pedigreequery.com – Desert Orchid Chase – Kempton.